Thursday, April 9, 2009
So I finally gave in to the hype and read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. The book was lent to me by a friend and I've had friends tell me, "It's such an easy read, you won't want to put it down," and, "You're gonna wish you had someone like Edward Cullen," to just simply, "I'm obsessed."
Ok, I'm just gonna say, I don't get it. It felt to me like Nora Roberts for teens. I was beyond irritated by the protagonist, Bella Swan. I think the book brought out the teeny bopper in me because I've been caught describing Bella as barfalicious. I felt like the story just dragged on and on with nothing happening until the last 100 pages. How much more could I read about Bella and Edward just staring at each other? And they said 'I love you' and they haven't even kissed? I don't know how real I expected a book about vampire love to be but come on! Maybe I'm just a sadist but perhaps a little more sex and blood sucking could have made the story more interesting. Most of all I was beyond irritated with Bella's lack of confidence and overly self proclaimed lack of coordination. I mean, this is the heroine? A girl who can't run because she'll trip, can't play sports without hitting someone in the head, and wants to skip prom just because she can't dance? Like, I said. Barf.
My friend, M, told me she enjoyed the movie and I thought maybe if I could see this Edward Cullen whose physical perfection Bella describes over and over in the book I might get it. I'll definitely say that the movie is much better than the book and that's only because Robert Pattison makes you forget about the story line altogether. Bella's character got on my nerves in the book and she continued to do so in the movie. What is up with her awkwardness?
I would only recommend watching this movie if you were watching it with your Rabbit. That would be entertaining.