THE TWILIGHT SAGA

The dust has barely settled with the release of New Moon and the dust is stirring again with the recently released more-than-a-minute trailer of Eclipse, which I watched in Yahoo. The Twi-hards are thrilling over the intensifying love triangle between a mortal, vampire and werewolf intensifies as the two supernatural creatures vie for the love of a mortal. Bram Stoker’s Dracula had that love triangle angle to it although it was far from the teeny-bopper love that pervades the Twilight series. But one shouldn’t really compare a classic with a pop novel!

I’ve read all the four books – they’re easy narratives compared to contemporaries JK Rowling and her Harry Potter series, which have a more intricate structure and tighter language as well as Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant books. At any rate, the escapist in me who shuns to jump into the world of romance novels but would not hesitate  to plunge head first into the supernatural world, is more than eager to immerse herself in a couple of hours of suspended thinking (read: taking a leave of absence from the world). Suspend rational thought on the very inane idea of loving an undead – but then loving a live one isn’t logical at times.  Suspend rational thought on actually feeling something for another supernatural creature – isn’t one enough? Suspend rational thought on romantically loving the undead – isn’t that bordering on being a necrophiliac?

Nonetheless, the pragmatist in me remains flabbergasted at the idea of a vampire character played by Robert Pattinson making teens and mothers alike scream like banshees. He is, admittedly, good eye-candy. Robert Pattinson aside, I’m stoked to see Dakota Fanning reprise her role as the menacing diminutive vampire as well as the eerie triumvirate of the lords of the vampire world. Then there’s the issue of Rachelle Lefevere who played Victoria who but has since been replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard. I can’t divorce the former actress from the character but, as the pragmatist in me whispers, we shall hold our verdict on the new Victoria until the full-length movie is released end of June. Also, I have this fixation on seeing the translation of print (read: book) into screen (read: movie) – it’s like a mini comparative study to see what details were included and excluded

In the meantime, the wait continues before I can sink into the chair, bucket of popcorn on my lap, and watch the Twilight saga unfold on the big screen.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by thejellyfarm on March 16, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Haha! I KNEW you would jump on this. Btw did you see the new Pattinson vehicle, ‘Remember Me’? I read that it bombed in the box office. I hope he doesn’t become another Daniel Radcliffe – cuffed to a role and image he cannot shake out of once the series comes to an end.

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    • Posted by rgarcellano on March 16, 2010 at 10:23 am

      Hahaha….No, it’s not yet released here in Indonesia. I read somewhere that it placed third or something in the box office raking something like $8.3million for a weekend opening. And some of the reviews are quite good. Yes, let’s hope he doesn’t become another Daniel Radcliffe. Hopefully, his other film, which he’s shooting right now, does better in the box office.

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