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reaction to books -- movies

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Mar 21 2013, 3:01am


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I read Twilight around 2007 - because my granddaughter (then 12) wanted to read it and her mother wanted me to vet it for her as my daughter doesn't read "horror"

I felt it was a B novel.... okay but not great.... the characters were in some ways very stereotypical and there was a lot of angst but considering the target audience I though fine. My granddaughter read it and thought it was pretty good (her opinion has sense lowered a bit)

As the rest of the series was published we read them and discussed their inspirations and world creation and the importance of sticking to the rules you make for that world.......( From Wikipedia Each book in the series was inspired by and loosely based on a different literary classic: Twilight on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, New Moon on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Eclipse on Emily Brontė's Wuthering Heights, and Breaking Dawn on a second Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream )

My granddaughter reads a lot and we've gone to the local Shakespeare festival and she's seen multiple versions of Pride and Prejudice..... so we had some decent discussions. For my part -- the books became (much like Harry Potter and some of Stephen King's books) inflated.... some decent editor needed to sit Meyer down and say FOCUS

When the films appeared we went and for Twilight and New Moon were "Okay... not as well adapted as we would have liked and sparkling vampires stilll make me cringe but it's not that bad we've definitely seen worse"

Eclipse (film) made us say Gag.... and Breaking Dawn Part One actually made us want our money back and we'd waited to go to the Dollar theater..... Breaking Dawn Part Two wasn't quite that bad but I still hate the whole... it's a dream bit.

The whole series is Okay but not Great.... and there's lots of that out there. B level .... definitely not A level.

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        OZ: The Great and Powerful Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Mar 18 2013, 5:00pm
            Missed that. Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Mar 18 2013, 5:27pm
    The Secret of Roan Inish Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 18 2013, 1:20pm
        I love Roan Inish! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 18 2013, 3:59pm
            I never could figure out Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 19 2013, 1:49pm
                I'd gotten the impression somehow dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 19 2013, 3:59pm
                    I kind of did too, at first. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 21 2013, 5:26pm
        That's a great film! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Mar 19 2013, 4:26am
        I love this film! Starling Send a private message to Starling Mar 19 2013, 5:33am
            I haven't. It looks pretty good. // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 19 2013, 2:09pm
        That's a lovely one. Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Mar 20 2013, 1:13am
    Oz, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus paperC Send a private message to paperC Mar 18 2013, 4:08pm
    Shaun of the Dead. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Mar 18 2013, 5:51pm
        Such a funny film :D zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Mar 19 2013, 4:30am
            I hadn't made those connections! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Mar 19 2013, 5:43am
    The Hobbit Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Mar 18 2013, 7:17pm
    finished series 1 of Downton Abbey acheron Send a private message to acheron Mar 18 2013, 8:32pm
    Saw Oz ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Mar 19 2013, 12:59am
    I confess I watched the last Twilight movie Annael Send a private message to Annael Mar 19 2013, 3:33am
        Have you seen any of the other films? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Mar 19 2013, 5:45am
            oh yes Annael Send a private message to Annael Mar 19 2013, 3:10pm
        It was all a dream sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Mar 19 2013, 12:47pm
            I know, and I hated that Annael Send a private message to Annael Mar 19 2013, 3:13pm
                *scratches head* SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Mar 20 2013, 4:04pm
                    I don't get it either entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 20 2013, 4:18pm
                        reaction to books -- movies sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Mar 21 2013, 3:01am
                    um . . . Annael Send a private message to Annael Mar 21 2013, 3:09pm
                        Oh, sorry Annael SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Mar 21 2013, 9:06pm
                            well Annael Send a private message to Annael Mar 21 2013, 10:29pm
        I'm a little surprised Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Mar 20 2013, 4:08pm
            Remember the genre now -- SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Mar 20 2013, 4:10pm
    There will be blood and Grimm tv show imin Send a private message to imin Mar 19 2013, 4:38pm
    Parade's End Ep- 1-3 Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Mar 19 2013, 5:54pm
    So, what is the consensus opinion on Oz? Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Mar 19 2013, 10:12pm

 
 
 

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