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Has anyone seen Twilight yet ?

Asked by mzgator (4158points) November 21st, 2008 from iPhone

I took my daughter to see Twilight today. Obviously, she loved it. What did you think? My daughter asked me to ask you.

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wundayatta's avatar

My daughter saw it Wednesday (reviewer showing) and she loved it. She’s going back this Sunday. She has a giant signed poster of Robert Pattinson. I, however, have not seen the movie, nor have I read any of the books. I’m happy for her, though. I would not like to be in an audience for this movie, though!

dalepetrie's avatar

37yo married male = not the target audience, so no.

But my wife’s a librarian and she told me to look out, this movie is going to be huge with the teen girls. She gets about 10 a day coming in to look for the books (the hold lists are about 200 deep). If Titanic and High School Musical are testaments to the power of teen girls at the box office, let’s just say you might want to leave yourself extra time to get through the snack line when going to see anything this weekend.

cwilbur's avatar

I am so not the target audience for this movie. I only made it a third of the way through the first book before the whining and aaaaaaaaaaaangst got to me.

BlueDing's avatar

I work at a bookstore, so I’ve read the first three books because they were so popular (I just couldn’t bring myself to read the fourth). I don’t think there’s anyway that I’m going to see the movie. I agree with cwilbur that I’ve had about as much Twilight as I can stand. BUT, I have read a few reviews by reviewers that I wouldn’t expect to like the movie who actually praised many aspects of it, and said it’s pretty good for what it is.

rarthletopica's avatar

ya it totally sucked! me n my friends were all disapointed cuz it was LAME

El_Cadejo's avatar

Looks like my previous thoughts were confirmed

MrMontpetit's avatar

No, and not planning on it. I think the books are overrated (yes, I understand that is all opinion), and I was never into that vampire stuff. The only vampire movie I’ve ever liked was Blade, and I don’t expect Twilight to be anything like Blade.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Good Vampire novels – Anne Rice
Bad Vampire novels – Stephenie Meyer

bythebay's avatar

I actually just returned from the theatre after seeing the movie with my daughter & her friends. I’ts not a life changer but it’s also not horrible, There were a couple of parts I found silly, but overall I was fairly sucked in to the story. I’m not running out to see it again, however. As for the kids 3 girls and 2 boys(all 12 years old) – They loved it!!

lynzeut's avatar

I hated the movie, and I even went into it with lowered expectations thinking that it may be better once I actually saw it. It was lower than my lowered expectations.

aneedleinthehayy's avatar

Opinions, opinions, opinions. I saw the midnight showing on friday morning. I had a good time.

MrMontpetit's avatar

@anneedleinthehayy Of course it’s opinions, mzgator asked us what we think about the movie.

lynzeut's avatar

it’s better the second time around.

waterbearer's avatar

I read all 4 books along with my teen and her friends and I loved the story. I kept in mind it WAS targeted for teens, so I wasn’t expecting a whole lot beyond a love story. But, it IS a touching story, not a literary masterpiece, but a good read. We all saw the movie Sunday and my daughter got her boyfriend to go. We all loved it, even him. It’s a beautifully shot film and yes, it’s mainly a teen love story. There were a lot of older people in the theater Sunday, I’d say it was 50/50 teens vs adults. I’m definitely looking forward to the 2nd movie and I’m sure we’ll buy the DVD when it comes out.

BlueDing's avatar

I would hope that we could expect more out of books written for teens, I’d even say that we should. There are so many wonderful books out there for teenagers with both wonderful stories and themes that make them think deeply about the world around them or about themselves. Like Pullmann’s Golden Compass series for example! I just hate the idea of approaching a book with lowered expectations just because it was targeted at teenagers.

dalepetrie's avatar

I will say that a friend of mine, another 37yo married male who is into movies has reported to me that he was completely unaware of the series or where it was targeted, has stated that it was actually a decent movie, which makes me wonder how much of what BlueDing is saying is about a real “need” to lower our expectations, or a prejudice that we should have to. Not having seen it or read it, I can’t say.

gymnastchick729's avatar

The movie was definately not as good as the book. I only liked it because of Rob and Taylor

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