Twilight: Fan or Hater?

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    Apr 25, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    Anyone else a fan or hater of Twilight (Books or Movie)? If you're indifferent, that's fine but if you consider yourself a true fan or a true hater say why!
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    Apr 25, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    I finally saw the movie the other day and I honestly don't get what all the hype is about. It was just another vampire movie combined with a "chick flick" spin. And no, I did not think Edward was hot in any way. Talk about pale, weak and wimpy looking! Now the old brother Emment wasn't too bad.

    There is really nothing notable or special about this movie. It wasn't bad, but nothing exceptional either.
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    Apr 25, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    The books were entertaining, quick reads. Definitely not high literature, but a good summer/beach book.

    I really wanted to like the movie, but it was absolute shit. Amazingly bad!
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    Apr 25, 2009 8:27 PM GMT
    Hater.... an unashamed hater.
  • boilerup_82

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    Apr 25, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    what is this shit about? I'm away from the US for a year, come back, and this movie is all over the place.
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    Apr 25, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
    Definite hater. One of my old students said, "It is like Stephenie Meyer vomited her repressed sexuality into the book." And it is incredibly misogynistic. I'll stick with True Blood if I need vampires.

    But I work part time at a book store in a college town, and it definitely got the bills paid...
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    Apr 25, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    "this shit" has been going on for well over a year, so being gone for that long isn't really an excuse. also, where the hell were you? bum Fuck Nepal? it's not like the US is the only country where Twilight is being sold.

    it is the first vampire series written for teen/tween girls of this particular generation. from a literary standpoint it filled a niche and was adeptly written to target exactly this age range. from a marketing standpoint it's sheer genius...these girls command a HUGE purse and are just looking for the next thing to spend it on.

    whether you're a fan of the actual story, or the writing, is immaterial to the fact that it is raking in millions and millions of bucks.

    I personally don't think it's very well written, but I don't begrudge the author one penny (especially since I'd like to be the next one to do it), but I do think she could have toned down some of the Mormon undercurrents of the book and still made it popular.


    (p.s. Senhill, I see this is your only post...you're not Stephanie Meyers pretending to be a gay dude so you can drum up sales, are you?


    and if you are....can I have your autograph?)
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    Apr 25, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 said"this shit" has been going on for well over a year, so being gone for that long isn't really an excuse. also, where the hell were you? bum Fuck Nepal? it's not like the US is the only country where Twilight is being sold.

    it is the first vampire series written for teen/tween girls of this particular generation. from a literary standpoint it filled a niche and was adeptly written to target exactly this age range. from a marketing standpoint it's sheer genius...these girls command a HUGE purse and are just looking for the next thing to spend it on.

    whether you're a fan of the actual story, or the writing, is immaterial to the fact that it is raking in millions and millions of bucks.

    I personally don't think it's very well written, but I don't begrudge the author one penny (especially since I'd like to be the next one to do it), but I do think she could have toned down some of the Mormon undercurrents of the book and still made it popular.


    (p.s. Senhill, I see this is your only post...you're not Stephanie Meyers pretending to be a gay dude so you can drum up sales, are you?


    and if you are....can I have your autograph?)


    I've been in Germany for a year and a half and trust me, I never saw any trailers or ads regarding this movie or book.
  • starfoxNYC

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    Apr 25, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    i read the first book and it was an excruciating read. terribly written. i am going to watch the movie though, if anything for the sheer zeitgeist of it all (the reason i read the book in the first place).
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    Apr 25, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 said

    I personally don't think it's very well written, but I don't begrudge the author one penny (especially since I'd like to be the next one to do it), but I do think she could have toned down some of the Mormon undercurrents of the book and still made it popular.



    I know, right? I'm not a real fan, you need a little more carnage and terror to hold my attention if you're penning vamps and weres. I can't, however, begrudge someone for hitting the ball out of the park either. That's like being mad at Mylie Cyrus or the Olsen twins for cashing in on the pre-teen market. Sometimes the confluence of a good idea, good timing and a prime niche market becomes a recipe for otherwise inexplicable success. Yeah, they can be kinda annoying, sometimes I have dreams of Mylie and the Olsen twins on fire, but they're laughing all the way to the bank and I'm not.icon_biggrin.gif
  • Salubrious

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    Apr 25, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    Definitely a hater icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 25, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    I really enjoyed the books and the movie.

    I enjoyed the story and the fantasy of it. Edward and my BF have a lot in common in that either of them could unexpectedly bite my head off at any time.

    I found the movie to be quite beautiful. I've never even considered visiting the US before because its always portrayed as bland cities that you can find anywhere in the world + the Grand Canyon. The North West looks truly beautiful though and certainly worth a look.
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    Apr 26, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    I enjoyed the movie and the books are fun. It isnt great writing but it is fun writing. I would do Jacob though
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    Apr 26, 2009 12:39 AM GMT
    makeumyne saidI really enjoyed the books and the movie.

    I enjoyed the story and the fantasy of it. Edward and my BF have a lot in common in that either of them could unexpectedly bite my head off at any time.

    I found the movie to be quite beautiful. I've never even considered visiting the US before because its always portrayed as bland cities that you can find anywhere in the world + the Grand Canyon. The North West looks truly beautiful though and certainly worth a look.



    uh-oh...I think he just said you can find a city like NY, or LA, or Chicago anywhere in the world.

    GET HIM BOYS!

  • DanielQQ

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    Apr 26, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    I agree with tommyguns. i've read all but the latest one. I think the writing is poor, but i can see how the story plays into the exact state of mind of pre-teen girls. i know this because i have a little bit of that (i dare you to say you don't!)... the yearning for such a visceral unconditional connection... and when i read it it touched that part. that said, i'm hoping something awful happens to bella in the end icon_smile.gif
  • gjoseph

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    Apr 26, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    Fan!!! I love the whole entire series Edward Cullen is absolutely wonderful =)

    Gotta love Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart =)

    I can't wait to see New Moon!!
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    Apr 26, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    i didnt read the book , whoever said this is the first kind of vampire novel like this is very wrong , all thru middle school there was swept, anita blake vampire hunter novels, and more.

    but i was watchign this movie and the power went out and i realy didnt care to finish it. and whoever likes that ed guy is just wierd. if he acted like that around me i would think he was pscyho and keep my distance
  • EricLA

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    Apr 26, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    Don't think I care enough to be a hater. Haven't read nor plan to read the books. Saw Twilight, thought it was poorly done. Chris Weitz is a good director, so part II has a chance of being better. But if Taylor Lautner is shirtless, it might give me a reason to go see it:



    And the Werewolves in the movie apparently prefer shirtlessness:

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    Apr 26, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    I wake up every day and wonder where my Edward Cullen is... lol. Just kidding (not every day), but my room mate and I are both rather obsessed. We even made a list of things that would make the movie better, even though it was pretty kick ass by itself. I read the book after seeing it the first time, and I think the movie is a pretty good creative interpretation of the book...for the most part. It's a fun read, and while it doesn't hold a candle to my girl Ayn Rand, it's a fun series.
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    Apr 26, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    Great marketing, I agree. However, I am neither a teenager or a girl. I can think of many more books to read which will make me think, not salivate.
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    Apr 27, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    tommysguns2000 said"this shit" has been going on for well over a year, so being gone for that long isn't really an excuse. also, where the hell were you? bum Fuck Nepal? it's not like the US is the only country where Twilight is being sold.

    it is the first vampire series written for teen/tween girls of this particular generation. from a literary standpoint it filled a niche and was adeptly written to target exactly this age range. from a marketing standpoint it's sheer genius...these girls command a HUGE purse and are just looking for the next thing to spend it on.

    whether you're a fan of the actual story, or the writing, is immaterial to the fact that it is raking in millions and millions of bucks.

    I personally don't think it's very well written, but I don't begrudge the author one penny (especially since I'd like to be the next one to do it), but I do think she could have toned down some of the Mormon undercurrents of the book and still made it popular.


    (p.s. Senhill, I see this is your only post...you're not Stephanie Meyers pretending to be a gay dude so you can drum up sales, are you?


    and if you are....can I have your autograph?)


    Hahaha, no I am not Stephenie or anyone related to the book/movie, I read the books and somewhat enjoyed them. The movie could have been better, for sure although I am definitely looking forward to seeing New Moon!
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    Apr 27, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Loved the books, the movie was just okay.
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    Apr 27, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    people, the move SUCKEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD, the books are a million times better..... READ THE BOOKS
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    Apr 27, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Hater
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    Apr 27, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    See I thought the movie took a poorly written book and made a decent movie out of it. Same with the Anne Rice Books. Stephanie Meyers is one of those writers that you read ten pages of the front, ten of the middle, and ten of the end, and you haven't missed a thing.