A Movie ReelTwilight: 5 out of 10.

My wife loves the Twilight books. She's read them all, and raves about them. My only exposure to Twilight was all the awards the movie won at the recent MTV Movie Awards, and that's usually the kiss of death for a flick. Still, I was optimistic when we slipped the Twilight DVD in last night after a very disappointing hockey game.

Twilight is probably really deep and intense for the 17-year old crowd, but for those of us twice that age, it's a slow, boring piece of melodrama that leaves you wondering what all the hype was about. I kept waiting for the movie to actually start, then I realized it was almost over.

I watched True Blood from HBO and found it to be far more interesting, sexy and worthy of attention. In fact, Twilight felt like Dawson's Creek meets True Blood, only not nearly as good as that sounds.

In the words of Roger Ebert, Twilight will mesmerize its target audience, 16-year-old girls and their grandmothers.


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I think, when it was decided to do the movie, that it was rushed to production. I'm hoping that New Moon will be a little less rushed.

Twilight, unfortunately, is one of those series' that you either love, or hate, and there's never really an option of switching sides.

June 7, 2009 @ 2:25 PM


Whats up next?

June 7, 2009 @ 5:28 PM


As a fan of the books, and as a female - what did your wife think of the movie?

June 7, 2009 @ 7:18 PM

Toronto Mike

She liked the movie more than I did, but she sure didn't love it. She agrees the $375,000 CAD film we saw this afternoon, The Baby Formula, was much better.

She liked seeing the book come to life, but she found the film quite underwhelming.

Btw, my wife, who is an avid reader, told me today she wants me to build her a book blog so she can review and blog about the books she reads. Coming soon to an Interweb near you.

June 7, 2009 @ 7:21 PM


It's kind of like reviewing a Donny & Marie song (it shouldn't be) - My daughter is 12, we went to the theatre, then bought the movie, which she and some friends watched for the ? time just this past weekend. So from a dad's viewpoint, who cares - from the target audience - it is a 8 - 10.
It will be interesting for New Moon, because my daughter didn't like the book as much as the others.

June 8, 2009 @ 1:01 PM

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