April 20, 2008
Twilight: the movie
One of my newest obsession is the Twilight movie. I did a review of the book already, but the movie looks like it's going to be awesome. The books are great (there are three with a fourth coming out it August), but I really think the first one is the best. It's an introduction to the story of Edward and Bella. Everything is new, and you're learning more and more about what it means to be a vampire and live the life they do and how that affects Bella. I know it sounds hokey whenever I describe it as a love story between a 17-year old and a vampire who looks like a 17-year old, but it's a testament to Stephenie Meyer's talent that the story is never hokey. It's got enough suspense to make it a page turner, but it's also an incredible tale full of people you wish were real so you could meet them and hang out and hear more about where their life is heading. I think that's why I'm so excited about the movie. It's a chance to meet these people and watch on screen what I really liked on the page. MTV has been doing some really great behind the scenes stuff and they just posted another one today. You have to check it out. I know where I'm going to be on December 12th!