Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight Makes it Big

© Summit Entertainment
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

I wasn't surprised to see an article on today that stated Twilight took in $70.6 million it's opening weekend. What did surprise me was that they were so surprised at how well it did! Any fan of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer knows that the series has developed a HUGE following!

I haven't seen the movie yet. I know, bad fan, but it was a busy week and I have to be really careful to manage my energy because of my health problems. So the plan is to see it on Tuesday with some of my close friends. Since my hubby has to work on the night of my birthday - I figured a chick flick was a good alternate option! I'll do my own review on the movie after I see it.

Back to the fans of Twilight; the girls who love the series are seriously addicted to it. I've talked to girls/women who rave over the books as much as they would their favorite movie star or musician. Which, as you know, isn't quite as common of an occurrence.

I tend to take a more balanced view of the book series. Did I really enjoy them? Yes! Not a question. I squealed and jumped up and down when I got an e-mail telling me that one of my best friends had pre-ordered that last book in the series for me! However, I'll also be the first to admit that it's not the best book I've ever read.

Now put that in perspective - I've read thousands and thousands of books - and I own 400+. So I've got a LOT to compare them too! They are, however, on my list of favorites :) I do think they were really well written and I really liked her different "take" on vampires and werewolves. And, yes, I read each of the books in one sitting per book. Pretty high recommendation from me!

Look for my movie review later this week :)

*UPDATE* Movie night was put off until later this week - so you'll have to wait for my review!


Anna said...

Stephanie Meyer is a conservative wife and mom (Mormon) and has been overlooked by the mainstream media because of that, so they haven't really paid attention to the following she's gotten. The fact that her story has no smoking, no drinking and no sex is pretty boring as far as they're concerned. That's just my opinion, but it certainly seems that way.

I'm begging my daughter to bring the books home from school over the holiday so I can read them! :)

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Great point Anna! Thanks for adding it :)