The Twilight Bandwagon

@Theresaaiza (10540)
Australia
January 8, 2009 11:48pm CST
It's everybody's topic nowadays. I hear it everyday, everywhere, ever since the movie was shown last December. Whenever I see giggling girls somewhere, I always know they've been under the "twilight spell". Even the internet is flooded with the Twilight Mania. I won't be suprised if the next thing I'll see, there are Edward and Bella dolls in the nearest toyshop, Twilight T-shirts, mugs, slippers, boxers? socks, what else? What a yearender the movie was. Took the world by storm. It was different for me though. Don't get me wrong, I loved the movie. But I haven't decided on being a solid fan just yet. I do tend to go against the flow. Or maybe I need a little bit more prodding. How about you? Have you joined the Twilight Bandwagon? Have you been caught in the current?
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13 responses
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I got caught in the hype. If you're like, talking about the movie--I don't like it. The stars [to me] have good chemistry; it's the director and scriptwriter that had everything all wrong. I'm no solid fan of the movie, really. The book--it took me straight to the bandwagon, no questions asked. The book--when you read it, it's so much better compared to the movie. Hence I'm pretty aggravated when there's like, all these Anti-Twilight people who base their hate merely from the movie. They should like, shove the book up their bashing faces and let them see what they're missing. What I love best about this hype is simply because IT GETS THIS GENERATION TO READ BOOKS and not just to get all techy and crap. It's better to go old school sometimes.
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@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
oh i get your point. It's happened a lot of times. You know, the motion picture being a BLAH version of the book. Reading is good, but darling....my eyes are sore from all the college books I had to read. But yeah, when I finally get my free time, which seems hard to get these days, I might as well bash a book right infront of my face. By the way, is your bandwagon filled up? reserve a seat for me. In case, you know, I change my mind. :)
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@leonag (33)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
The director got fired...script writer not so sure...they had to take a 600 page book and turn it into a 1 hour and 30 minute movie, not so easy to do.
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@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
so she really was fired?! The stories I read in the internet didn't elaborate it as to why REALLY she won't be doing the sequel. Oh, well. It's really challenging to summarize an entire book into a movie. SO I understand that part. That's exactly why it made me wonder why people should go gaga over it.
@JanMags (725)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
i also go against the flow unless the flow is really good :) i haven't become addicted to twilight at all. there's nothing wrong with the story but for me it wasn't as spellbinding or creative as harry potter. the twilight story seems kinda plain and common that's why i'm wondering why it caught nearly everyone's attention i guess one reason for its popularity is its plot. teens tend to gravitate towards romantic stories i'm still waiting for the twilight bug to bite me but it hasn't yet
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@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
bzzzzz....there...there's the bug. right on top of your nose! kidding. yep, i agree with you. We were a crowd when we went to the moviehouse. And everytime Edward came out,the rest of the people would just go "Eeeeeh". Admittedly, I just said "Eeeh," so I won't look like I didn't belong. Right, I wasn't spellbound that much. I think it's because the book had been quite popular for some time before they decided to make a movie out of it. That explains all the shrills, and giggles....umm...quite annoying really.
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@leonag (33)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
When my daughter told me to read Twilight so I would know what it was about when we went to see the movie, I looked at the book and said to myself WOW that's alot of pages...It took me exactly 1 day to read it, then I had to go and buy the other 3 RIGHT THAT VERY SAME DAY...I didn't do anything just read for 5 days, that is how engrossing they are, how well written they are. Stephanie Meyer takes an everyday love story and turns it into something more. HEllo!!! teenage girl + vampire boy = one great story, then to top it off you throw in a love triangle with a werewolf and your hooked.
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@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
I've heard the books were really good. I'm more interested on how people reacted to the movie. And most of the time, I have responders who are willing to rally with me that the movie didn't meet the expectations of the avid readers.
@leonag (33)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
I agree with you. EVERYBODY is talking about this movie. I for one didn't like the movie that much. I had just finished reading all 4 of the twilight series books and I had certain views in my head for all of the characters. Not one of them was like I envisioned them. While I was watching the movie with my daughter and her friend I was giggling to myself. They really didn't do that good of a job with making the movie. I do understand that they didn't have a big budget for making the movie but come on. I am a huge fan of the twilight series, so I hope that when they make New Moon it is a better quality movie.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
i can evaluate the movie at face value because I've never really read the books. I think that the movie was good but not to the point of getting totally obsessed with it.
@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi, No I havent jumped on the "Twilight" bandwagon nor do I plan to. I did see the movie but I thought the 2 stars did not have chemistry. I pointed that out my my movie blog...good movie...no chemistry between the 2 stars. They seemed like they had to force themselves, no natrual flow..
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@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
watch your back tonight...:-) some twilighter might just love to plunge a knife down your very spine. You know how fanatics are! *whispering* I agree with you. *watching over my shoulder*
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@owstalaga (4555)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Well indeed i have been caught in the bandwagon, not exactly as a fan but as someone who gives the fans what they want... Well at least a more affordable Twilight-inspired Desk Calendar can make fans see and remember Twilight all year round. ^_^ That would definitely make any Twilight fan happy all year. =)
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
27 Jan 09
I respect that, no prob! it's a free country! :-D
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
That would make your pocket happy too all year round.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
27 Jan 09
Whose pocket? Her pocket? My! Why didn't I think of that! Man! "Twilight stuff for sale!!!!" "Twilight stuff for sale!!!"
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
The moment you created this discussion, you officially (...unwillingly) joined the Twilight bandwagon lol! But yeah i agree with you. It's like a plague. I don't know you consider me riding the bandwagon because i downloaded the unclear copy of the movie out of curiosity and hype. Lol! I bet some teens would claim that they've read the book but in fact they're just starting. Now they're saying like "Ah, i hate the film! It's not like the book!" i mean, what do you expect? People have different imaginations so obviously it will have a different outcome. I again bet they've imagined Edward to be less goodlooking than the actor lol! The people who say negative things about the movie are the same people awaiting for the sequel. lol!
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
being official (yet unwilling) tends to put you on a safe area from mylot arsons willing to throw flames at you whenever you go against them. Especially that a lot of people are so hot about Twilight lately. So you're waiting for the sequel? I'll go get you a huge box of popcorn.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Oh i forgot! lol! Wtf... I'm kinda out of my mind lately. I mean the people who like tha book but hate the movie.. They're the ones awaiting for the sequel.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
16 Jan 09
oh whatever! But you DO want to see the sequel, don't ya?
@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
There is nothing extraordinary about the movie, though it was good. I don't get it why people seem to be mesmerized by the twilight effect. But I do love the baseball game.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
i couldn't agree with you more. If I were to cite some realy good scenes in the story, I would def choose the baseball part, and the part where Edward carried Bella on his back and they climbed up that gigantic tree that was overlooking the mountains and everything.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
just breathtaking..:-)
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
9 Jan 09
def. not on the bandwagon, i saw the previews and i could care less for the movie, nor do i read, so i won't be jumping on that bandwagon anytime soon. n that edward guy is definitely over rated in the looks department, he's no johnny depp that's for sure!
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
can we sue the make-up artist?
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
so you usually read the previews before you get to watch any movie? That's good at least, it saves you from any disappointment.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
it is like what harry potter used to be. the world seems to need a new fad every little while and this is because most people get bored so easily! i will never read twilight (i dont do fiction - only nonficiton) but one of my daughters is reading it now and the other one will read it when she is done.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
I've never read the books, both Harry P and Twilight. But I loved Harry P. Maybe I'm not so much into the Romance Avenue, that's why. I can deal with wizards and witches better than I do with vampires.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
i haven't read any of the books. But I've watched Harry Potter and Twilight. Yet, Harry Potter mesmerized me more. I guess I'm not so much into romance stuffs. It's the inner child I guess.
• United States
9 Jan 09
I am 59 an my granddaughter introduced me to the Twilight series. I haven't seen the movie yet but I have read three of the four books. I am waiting to get ahold of the fourth one--Breaking Dawn. The three that I have read so far are fantastic. They keep the persons interest and at least for me it was hard to put the book down. So I will have to say I have joined the Twilight Bandwagaon.
• United States
9 Jan 09
I reread your discussion and it looks like you were talking about the movie, Twilight. I haven't seen the movie but I have read the book. I plan on seeing the movie though.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
you're a cool grandma! yeah, although I don't totally recommend you to watch the movie, I think you should both for the sake of watching (so you won't get left behind the fad), and to compare. Then you can try posting your opinion here when you get back. What do u think? I'll be counting on your next visit, okay?
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I have my own way of being part of the bandwagon.:) I'm kind of anti-pop culture, but I had a dream that Edward Cullen was wooing me (I'd only read blurbs at this time) and woke up completely gaga, lol. Dreams can really mess you up! Anyway, I immediately borrowed my SIL's copy of Twilight and fell in love with the story. I also simultaneously developed a huge crush on Robert Pattinson. In the course of a month, Twilight (the movie was a disappointment for me) sort of ebbed into a reasonable interest while the RPattz fixation raged, lol. I've read the 2nd and 3rd sequels, and while I'm curious about what's going to happen, I've kind of gotten irritated by some clich├ęs and how Bella is such a damsel in distress.:)
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
I haven't read the books as my reading abilities have been exhausted by all the college books that I had to re-read. So like I mentioned above, I could only judge the movie at face value. I was disappointed in a way that people had been telling "the movie is so good", "edward's soo cute", and all that, and yet I ended up like I just watched a regular episode of Smallville with Smallville being of better quality and having better-looking main actor. No offense, really. I know how smitten you were with Edward. But I admit, if an "edward" was infront of me saying all those romantic lines "like he was from another time", I think I would just nosebleed big time. Thanks for the response. Your bandwagon parked infront of our house. I love the pink-colored wheels. kidding.:-)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Fun to read, no father than that. A women at work is OBSESSED. She has reread the books several times, watched every trailor, and seen the movie numerous times.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
oooh, a certified addict! Really, if you don't want to be bitten, stay out of her at least at a 1 km radius. It tends to be contagious! How do you find her? I mean for someone who isn't a die=hard twilighter. Weird, right?
@stormygrl (763)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Love the book,almost done with the third one,my daughter has all four books and has seen the movie and thought the movie could have been made better,but still good.I'll wait till I read the last book to watch it.They do sell Twilight items at Hot Topic,she got a Twilight hoodie and t-shirt,didn't see little dolls but they may.
@Theresaaiza (10540)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
i'd love some really cool realistic fangs to go with the hoodie. I think the dolls would be just lovely too, don't you think?