A couple of friends are dragging me off to see the new Twilight film tomorrow, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it.
I've been to see all the ones before, and I've read all of the books but I still can't make my mind up whether I like them or not.
When I read the books it didn't take very long, I was drawn in and felt compelled to get to the end. The ending was a fairly satisfying one, no loose ends or the feeling of 'oh, is that it?' But I still can't say for certain if they were good or not. I think that throughout I had a niggling in the back of my mind that it's target market is more teenagers, and I'm not sure if I'm getting to be a bit too old to be enjoying these books. I suppose at the end of the day it doesn't really matter, you like what you like. Overall I did enjoy them, but it's safe to say I'm not an ecstatic fanatic.
The same thinking goes for the films. They are not as good as the books (I find films rarely are) but they were enjoyable nonetheless. I do get a little bit conscious however when there are lots of teenage girls going in to the cinema, proudly declaring which camp they are in, Jake or Edward. When asked the same question I feel I can't even consider it without feeling a little squirm inside. Even though the
actors may be a bit older, the characters are essentially teens themselves (well, I know they're vampires and so older than everyone, but the facade they're carrying off is that of teens). To me that's just a little too weird.
I'm sure that I'm probably over thinking all of this and should just go along to the film and see what it's like. After that I may revisit the books to see if I can fathom what makes them so compelling.
I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow ...
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