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NWR: Twilight Poll

Inspired by the ask-me-anything post.  Twilight: love it or hate it?  Who's seen Eclipse? Thoughts/vents/swooning over Jacob's abs?

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  • edited December 2011
    oh my gosh...seen it...love it...still droooling over Jacob's tight abs.
  • laura_fettlaura_fett member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm with Steph on this one, I tried to resist, got the first book last christmas, read it, bought the next two, waiting for the last to come out in paperback. Watched the first two movies, but the acting is pretty terrible IMO. I really got into the Charlaine Harris books though, love my TrueBlood, why did the 4th of July have to be on a Sunday, so sad when I realized I wouldn't get to see it this week...
  • edited December 2011
    My 16 year old sister got me hooked on the Twilight series! I love the books and thought the movies were ok, I haven't seen Eclipse yet but hopefully will soon.

    True Blood is amazing! I just started watching the show recently and bought the first two books, I can't wait to read them.
  • edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]oh my gosh...seen it...love it...still droooling over Jacob's tight abs.
    Posted by rainlex83[/QUOTE]

    <div>^^This!  At least in the movies.  In the books I am on team Edward, but in the movies Edward is just annoying!</div>
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  • Enchanted616Enchanted616 member
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    edited December 2011
    Haha, my sister called me at college and said we HAVE to go see this movie back when the first movie came out.  I was bored up in St. Joe, so I read all four books in like a weekend.. and they were HORRIBLE--but I'm not one for the mushy-gushy love stuff.  I got kinda bored reading about Edwards eyes for six pages.  But the movies were okay.  
    I'm not into the dramatic, broody, overprotective crazy type.. so I'm def team Jacob! That smile.. and of course, the abs.. lucky I got my own silly, funny, playful guy with the body too!

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  • edited December 2011
    I LOVED the books!!!!  I thought the second was better than the first, and the third better than the second.  The fourth book was good, but probably not as good as the third.  I've seen all three movies, and they're not that great.  I LOVED Edward in the books.  In the movies . . . not so much.  I'm not a fan of the actors or the acting.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_nwr-twilight-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:81Discussion:26e70765-659f-4564-b14f-aa7240762fcdPost:7a4e5202-4d32-4ad9-8cd5-587e8b8dd925">Re: NWR: Twilight Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]Haha, my sister called me at college and said we HAVE to go see this movie back when the first movie came out.  I was bored up in St. Joe, so I read all four books in like a weekend.. and they were HORRIBLE--but I'm not one for the mushy-gushy love stuff.  I got kinda bored reading about Edwards eyes for six pages.  But the movies were okay.   I'm not into the dramatic, broody, overprotective crazy type.. so I'm def team Jacob! That smile.. and of course, the abs.. lucky I got my own silly, funny, playful guy with the body too!
    Posted by Enchanted616[/QUOTE]

    Just curious, if you thought the books were HORRIBLE, why did you read all four???
  • Enchanted616Enchanted616 member
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    edited December 2011
    Haha, sooo true.  Call me super weird.. but I am seriously curious to a fault.  Like, I just needed to know "what happens next."  I guess I'm kinda dumb that way.  Plus, I was at a college I hated with no one I knew and had waaaay too much time on my hands (I transferred the next year, no worries. :)

    I guess I should maybe restate a little bit.. what I hated is probably why so many teenage girls and such loved it.  The whole book builds up love to this impossible standard.  I am a huge believer that love is a choice, that you fall in love with someone but you stay in love with them through your life choices.  These books make it seem like love is just this uncontrollable thing that happens to you.  It irritated me so bad that she was willing to give up her mom and dad and friends and everything just for this boy she's known two minutes.. I know its fantasy and he's vampire, but still.  

    I just think young girls who now have this standard of what love is supposed to be like from the intensity of the books.. its just gonna be disappointing.  

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  • maybe984maybe984 member
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    edited December 2011
    I totally loved the books, even though I fully realize that they're not exactly wonderful literary works. While the writing is simplistic, let's face it... Stephanie Meyer has a talent for writing a compelling story. It's like a soap opera. You know it's kind of terrible, but you love it anyway.

    So far, I only saw the first movie and I wasn't terribly impressed. I think the casting of Bella and Edward are perfect, but neither of them are terrific actors.

    I really liked Jacob in the books, although I didn't want Bella to end up with him (I just felt kinda sorry for him...) but let me just say I HATE Jacob in the movies. He's tiny and girly and whiny... and not even Native American. It irks the hell out of me. He was supposed to be a giant bear of a dude, not the half-latino equivalent of Tom Cruise. Abs or no abs, that casting decision just bugs me.

    /end rant
  • Enchanted616Enchanted616 member
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    edited December 2011
    See the next two!!  I didn't like him in the first movie at all either, but he's really great in new moon.. eclipse so/so.  But his looks improve 1000000% after he chops off that hair and fills out!

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  • hkieslinghkiesling member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_minnesota-minneapolis-st-paul_nwr-twilight-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:81Discussion:26e70765-659f-4564-b14f-aa7240762fcdPost:c054cbe8-6b3e-45ca-b08d-10d1de508c79">Re: NWR: Twilight Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]I and not even Native American. It irks the hell out of me. He was supposed to be a giant bear of a dude, not the half-latino equivalent of Tom Cruise. Abs or no abs, that casting decision just bugs me. /end rant
    Posted by maybe984[/QUOTE]

    Actually, he's part <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odawa_people" title="Odawa people"><font color="#0645ad">Ottawa</font></a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potawatomi" title="Potawatomi"><font color="#0645ad">Potawatomi</font></a> on his mother's side (says wikipedia).  I believe that the Screen Actor's gild made a deal with Native American's that no actor can portray a Native American unless they have some Native American ancestory. i.e. You can't have a Latino playing a Native American (unless the Latino is also part Native American).
  • maybe984maybe984 member
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    edited December 2011
    Well, now, I don't exactly trust Wikipedia on this one.

    His story has changed multiple times since the first movie came out. First, people were saying he was either full or part Latino. Then came claims that he was of primarily European descent and "didn't know where" his dark complexion came from. It was only after NA communities started complaining that he suddenly discovered native roots on his mother's side. But it's funny... because he's still only saying that he's a very small percentage Native American... much less than I am... and no one in my family can hold a tan that well ;-)
  • hkieslinghkiesling member
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    edited December 2011
    Hmm, I didn't realize there was controversy over this.  Maybe I should pay more attention to the magazine covers while standing in the grocery line!
  • edited December 2011
    I'm team Shirtless Taylor Lautner. And team Cedric Diggory.

    I've read the books, and I really think they are like crack...terrible for you, but once you start you really can't stop.  I just really don't like Bella - I can't support a heroine that is willing to skip college, abandon her family, and give up everything for her way-to-controlling boyfriend. And when Edward took apart Bella's car so she couldn't visit Jacob I just about threw the book across the room. His "I'm going to make decisions for you to protect you" behavior drives me nuts, too.

    That said, I totally understand why people like the books and I do really like Jacob.  And I thought Eclipse was the best movie so far. Especially because they cut down on Taylor Lautner's shirt budget.  Yummy.

    I LOVE True Blood, and the Charlaine Harris books.  I'll take Sookie Stackhouse over Bella Swann any day.  :)
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    [QUOTE]The whole book builds up love to this impossible standard.  I am a huge believer that love is a choice, that you fall in love with someone but you stay in love with them through your life choices.  These books make it seem like love is just this uncontrollable thing that happens to you.  It irritated me so bad that she was willing to give up her mom and dad and friends and everything just for this boy she's known two minutes.. I know its fantasy and he's vampire, but still.   I just think young girls who now have this standard of what love is supposed to be like from the intensity of the books.. its just gonna be disappointing.  
    Posted by Enchanted616[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>THIS. This this this this.</div><div>
    </div><div>It's not just the teenagers. I have been party to many a conversation where otherwise rational women in their late 20s and early 30s pine over the Bella/Edward romance. Puh-leez. Suddenly it's not love unless the guy is stalking you? Okaaaay.</div><div>
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  • maybe984maybe984 member
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NWR: Twilight Poll : THIS. This this this this. It's not just the teenagers. I have been party to many a conversation where otherwise rational women in their late 20s and early 30s pine over the Bella/Edward romance. Puh-leez. Suddenly it's not love unless the guy is stalking you? Okaaaay.
    Posted by beka0404[/QUOTE]

    I agree... but this is nothing new to the literary world. Edward is quite clearly a mash-up of all the overly-brooding, introverted, and controlling leading men throughout history. He's basically a Jane Austen character, except he sparkles, drinks blood, and drives a Volvo.
  • edited December 2011
    I'm team Shirtless Taylor Lautner. And team Cedric Diggory
    ha ha- that is awesome!
     
    He's basically a Jane Austen character, except he sparkles, drinks blood, and drives a Volvo.
    This is the best description I have heard of edward cullen...
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