Monday, July 5, 2010

Eclipse - Take it for What its Worth...

I am feeling better (thank goodness).  The house is still a wreck (this is what I get for serving fried chicken, corn on the cob and brownies).  The floors are trashed but this will all get fixed tomorrow (my favorite phrase by the way).  But while I procrastinate I figured I would discuss my adolescent addiction to the embarrassingly cheesy Twilight series (and explain why I had to see the latest movie on the opening night).
For everyone out there who is a literary critic and hate everything about Twilight; I get it.  The books are simplistic, predictable and complete fluff.  And do not get me started on those that compare Twilight to Harry Potter (as most of you know I am a huge fan of J.K. Rowling and think that Harry Potter books are synonymous with the Bible, there is no comparison).  But (always a but), there is something so simple about the Twilight books and the ease with which you read them that it is difficult to put them down.  Plus the movies have pretty boys in them.  And OK they cannot act (not really) but (again a but) they are cute to look at and fun to fantasize about. 

 Don't judge!  Lately we have all had very few things to really smile about.  If a book (or movie) can transport you for a few hours and not make you think too much, I see no problem with it.  Now the obsession is a bit much (I will not remind you that I do have a Team Jacob shirt) especially for the younger girls but hell its all in good fun.

The movie, Eclipse, was the best of the bunch so far.  I am not sure that the leads have become better actors but the computer generated (because of the werewolves) fight scenes were well done and fun to watch.  I also believe that the "powers that be" do not want to screw with the formula too much because the scripts are staying pretty true to the books.  It was fun, it was fluff and there were cute boys.  Its summer, that's about all I need. 


Joy said...

Good post. I agree with you.

What I wonder is how they'll handle the pregnancy and birth. That part of the books was gross. And the imprinting was creepy.

Anonymous said...

I can't snark about Twilight, because I am totally obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and that's approximately the same dang thing (with better dialogue).

Tivo Mom said...

I still watch reruns of Buffy by the way. Cannot get enough of it. And Joy I agree the birth should be interesting.