Twilight Madness

“I’d never given much thought to how I would die…. Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.” — Bella Swan, this was the first line in the movie,

“When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.” — Bella Swan

I watched the Movie…. Nothing will be the same.

I haven’t read the Book yet. But rumor says that Twilight is the next best Novel Series right after Harry Potter.

I beg to disagree. Seeing the first of the four movie installment, i may say that Twilight series are more matured as compared to Harry Potter. We should not compare the two Novels for they are directed to different facet, different audience, different idea.

Anyway, back to Twilight. I watched it in Gateway Mall last monday, December 01, 2008.

The movie is based on the phenomenal vampire romance book, the Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyer. It revolves around Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart, who falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen, played in the movie by Robert Pattinson. It’s a story of passion and restraint. Edward and his family are no ordinary vampires. Calling themselves vegetarians, they’ve sworn to spare humans and instead feed themselves with animal blood.

Right After the movie was shown, so many reviews emerged. There are many mixed reviews of Twilight, this are not due to viewers’ taste or age but rather it depends on whether or not you’ve read the book, and, interestingly, how many times you’ve seen the movie.

I dunno if it was a good thing that I haven’t read the book first before I watched the movie. The truth is, I really enjoyed the movie. I’ve heard among those who read the book first that While they were watching the movie, they didn’t feel the emotions that they felt when they read the book. While the lines were straight from the book, the descriptions and writings that made the book full of suspense were lost in the movie. I dunno about that, but instead I was fascinated, mesmerized.

It did have its benefit of having not read the book first, otherwise I’ll just get disappointed after watching the movie, and will fail to appreciate it. The first installment made me look forward for the next until the end.

The Book

Decades of practice have trained the Cullens to become almost immune to the smell of human blood. Edward himself is about a century old, although he is frozen at 17. They have been so used to their lifestyle that they decided to enroll themselves in high school and mingle with humans. The Cullens are nostalgic about their human lives.

But what happens when after almost a century of his vampire existence, when he thought nothing would surprise him anymore, Edward smells the sweetest human blood.

In the Twilight world, the smell of human blood varies. On rare occasions, a lucky vampire would chance upon a human whose smell would satisfy him the most, like a “personal brand of heroine.” To Edward, that was Bella.

It was difficult enough to stop himself from killing Bella the first time she smelled her blood. When Edward succeeded to control his appetite for her blood, he falls in love with her, an emotion he felt for the first time in a century. First love.

Twilight, the first in the four books of the Twilight series, is an easy book to read. It captivates readers with the eternal suspense on how—and if—Edward can control himself around Bella. One mistake could kill her or turn her into a vampire. Both are unacceptable to Edward. He intends to keep Bella alive, blushing cheeks and pulsating heart. As if it’s not a big challenge already to protect Bella from himself, Edward also has to protect her from the other vampires. She knows the danger but she doesn’t care.

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2 Responses to Twilight Madness

  1. nedz says:

    aside from my friend john, you’re the second person who seemed appreciate the movie because you haven’t read the book. I might try watching it then.

  2. Scorpionman says:

    I have seen the movie but I think “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is better…It’s a story of a man born old and grew up to be younger…it’s a nice story about life, love and family….it runs 2hrs and 30 minutes long…I definitely recomend that you watch it…

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