Twilight Week: My Opinion

In honor of opening day:

We’ve discussed lots of things about Twilight this week, mainly its appeal and the truth. If you haven’t seen the comments sections from both days, check them out (welcome to all the new commenters!). So now it’s the day you’ve been waiting for: the day you get to hear my very own personal opinion about all-things-Twilight. It comes in several parts.

1. The Obsession

I have a confession to make: I read the second, third, and fourth Twilight books in basically three days flat. Yep, I’m a fast reader — but I’m also a skimmer. As in: if a scene didn’t have Edward or Jacob in it, I didn’t really read it. I am that shallow.

Then I finished the fourth book and fell out of love with all of them because (no rants, promise) I was genuinely very disgusted with that entire book.

But.

I was addicted for a while.

2. The Truth

Then I started reading Twilight threads on AW (you know, the ones that always get locked because people get… angry) — and started thinking through the books from an un-obsessed, objective, non-teenage perspective.

And I didn’t like what I saw. Edward annoyed the crap out of me, Bella was flat as cardboard (or was she cardboard?), the writing was blah, and the plot? Well. I was not a fan.

So I was disillusioned. Until —

3. Embracing the inner pre-teen

Something changed — maybe it was the movie, maybe it was Taylor Lautner, I don’t know. But I stopped being all writerly and judgmental, and now I am very pro-Twilight. I am still a pre-teen at heart (and still a teenager for a while longer) and I am stoked to go see the movie.

That’s not to say that I have a Team-Jacob shirt. Or that I went to the midnight showing (although I might have if I hadn’t had a disastrously large test this morning and a pact with my sister to wait until I get home…). But I am a fan — because it’s angsty and romantic and dramatic and addicting, and what’s not to like about that?

So that’s all, folks. You know where this blogger stands. GO ENJOY THE MOVIE!

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5 responses to “Twilight Week: My Opinion

  1. Jessi

    I thoroughly enjoyed the movie today, along with 400 kids from my school who earned enough reading points to make it to the movie! It was a blast, especially with all of the preteen screaming. And 99.9% of it was over Jacob. The middle school crowd seems to have turned its back on Edward, I guess. He did look a bit pasty and skinny after staring at Jacob’s brown brawn for two hours…

    In any case, there are two truths I know: these kids were reading like crazy to make it to the movie. Reading! Second, I was gleefully entertained by the movie and their fervor. And I have to say, I think everyone loves to embrace their inner teen every so often. 🙂

    • writerkirsty

      I’m glad you enjoyed the movie. I’m getting more and more excited… Okay, so true that Jacob is ten million times better looking than Edward. Edward is pale and chalky and plain annoying. Jacob, on the other hand, is HOT.

  2. JennW

    Yes, book 4 was aw-ful. It should have ended when she turned vamp and left out the whole honeymoon bruised sex romp/pregnancy/Jacob imprinting on the baby – ew. But, anyway, all that and not great writing aside, it’s enjoyable and I get the obsession, totally. I’m seeing the movie on Sunday, and I’m excited,too. There, I said it.:) But wait, you’re a teen? I had no idea you were that young. Damn, I feel old.

    • writerkirsty

      I’m 19… so technically a teenager. But I’m ready to move on now 🙂

      Ditto the book four feelings. I skimmed basically everything in that book bc it was so WEIRD.

  3. DUDE. If you like Taylor, you will love this movie. The boy outdoes himself. And it is far better than the first movie. And far better than the book it’s based on. I totally wrote a review for it on my blog, too, lol.

    That said…I am sort of a Twilight fan. In a way. I like Jacob. I like Charlie. I like Leah Clearwater. I like all these characters that everyone else seems to forget about, and I’d really rather get to know their stories.

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