twilight... interesting or juvenile?

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    Mar 14, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    I was talking to a buddy of mine when i came across "do you like the twilight series?" and he was like "nah man i think its a bit juvenile." and i was like "really i think its kind of interesting" so i would like to see what you guys think...
  • creature

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    Mar 15, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    I don't want to make a judgement call on the series since I've never read any of the books. The only interesting aspect I can note from my vantage point is that the series is getting people reading. And I think that's a good thing.

    Some may scoff at the literary credentials of the material, and there may be some truth to those criticisms, but no one should be reading to please others. Reading is self-fulfilling. So if you enjoy it — have at it.
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    Mar 15, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    It could be interesting if it were novel, but it isn't and her writing is terrible along with her personality and social stance.

    Stephanie Meyer is a terrible human being who make vampires glitter.
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    Mar 15, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Can't it be both? I mean... I also enjoy a good cartoon.
  • got2get2it

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    Mar 15, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    OK I must be getting old, I thought the OP was referring to Rod Sterling's "The Twilight Zone." icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 15, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    Hopelessly juvenile.
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    Mar 15, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    Isn't all purely escapist fantasy, on some level, juvenile? It seems to me that the more the writing needs to tell us something about ourselves and the world around us, the more 'adult' it is. This is entirely independent of writing style and surface content or methodology.

    One of my favorite writers is Stanislaw Lem, who writes the equivalent of sci-fi fairy tales that ultimately become parables about modern life and human nature. He wrote in this fashion because it was sufficiently divorced from the here-and-now to not draw the attention of Soviet authorities, but allowed him to communicate urgent messages about how beautiful and horrible we can all be. It is sublimely adult material, though the writing style is in many ways frivolous.
  • Iluros

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    Mar 15, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    Well, I mean, it is a tween-oriented allegory for abstinence. If that's not juvenile I'm not sure what is. :/
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    From what i understand Twilight is written by a crazy mormon lady who has some issues.

    From what I've heard, in the last book the main chick gets pregnant by the vampire but the fetus is so strong it starts to kill her from the inside since its a super strong vampire fetus. So she becomes a vampire too so that she wont die. The baby is born but there is some complication so the vampire guy gives the chick a C section using his sharp vampire teeth. The werewolf guy falls in love with the baby. Like he "loves" loves it. icon_confused.gif

    Personally I don't understand the vampire craze. I liked blade but all these new projects aren't for me, too sappy and bad plot. If thats what your into though then thats what your into, go with it.
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    I watched this movie with my fag hag who is in LOVE with whatzizname who played the vampire in the movie. (Seriously, I don't understand what's so great about his looks.)

    I couldn't stand to watch more than 15 minutes of the movie. The writing/acting was horrible and I left her alone on the couch to watch the rest of it.
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    i had never seen any of the movies till last night actually when i ,hmm, got New Moon .
    well the highlight was watching the werewolf guys shirtless..lol.
    hadn't it been for them, i would have deleted that shit.
    that girl, Bella , damn, she's so clueless she must dye her hair.
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    Pretty, lame, but I'm not a 13 y/o girl, so my opinion doesn't count. As long as the 13 y/o girls lay off movies made for me.

    Still, every time I drive past that field where they filmed the softball game, I keep looking over as if some hot tramps will be coming out of the woods.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 15, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    It's ok for about ten mins

    Then you wanna gauge out your eyes icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 15, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    i have a problem with a woman who moralizes for 1500 pages about premarital sex and then has a grown man fall in LOVE with a baby.
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    Mar 15, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    I've never read any of the books but I saw the first movie and It's definitely juvenile. It's for all the hopeless romantic pre-teens out there. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 15, 2010 8:23 AM GMT
    What creature said... if it's getting young people into the habit of reading, it's mostly good.

    I read the books and I did found them entertaining. Not deep or insightful, but pleasurable to read and that's fine.

    And yeah, I did realize how the author transparently projects herself in the plot and seeing it allowed me to see where I do the same in my own writings, so, it was a win win for me to read them.
  • KepaArg

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    Mar 15, 2010 8:27 AM GMT
    overrated and dont get the obession with the male actors, arent hot in my book
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    Mar 15, 2010 8:32 AM GMT
    Not able to get into it at all.

    I read Anne Rice's first three Vampire Chronicles (actually, the first 2.5 - "Queen of the Damned" got a bit too Dallas/Dynasty stylee for me) when I was 17, just before the first movie came out and it seemed a lot more mature.

    Later on, though I dismissed it at first, I thought Buffy was excellent. Very, very well done series.

    When I watched "Twilight" I thought i'd grown out of the vampire thing for good.

    But then watched the BBC's , "Being Human" which blends in just the right amount of adult comedy and silliness to allow you to take the whole supernatural thing seriously.
  • irishkcguy

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    Mar 15, 2010 8:42 AM GMT
    I think it's just lame. I don't really have the violent hatred for it some people do, but it's just kind of stupid and lame. And it's demeaning to women. I was a big fan of Buffy, so seeing Twilight reduce the heroine to a damsel in distress is kind of depressing.

    I asked a girl friend of mine what the appeal was and she said that no matter how shitty the books are, they totally nail the way a teenage girl feels when she falls in love for the first time. And since it gets that right, none of the rest of it matters.