TWILIGHT * The Movie !
I watched Twilight for the first time last year and I feel like with every movie you watched twice you view things differently and have more to say about it.
I’m not going to lie — while watching the movie for the second time (knowing that I`m not really a Twilight Fan) I was fascinated.I found it interesting in regards to today’s society. Stereotypical vampires are known for their selfishness, the way they drain people of blood and life without a second thought because it’s just what they do, what they are.
I connected it to many people in our generation (as in) love and relationships. Some people think, by giving themselves over to someone, by making themselves sexually available, it will automatically result in a lasting relationship. When it doesn’t, they try again. And again. It becomes a cycle, until their partners are little more than vampires, taking and taking and never giving.
Edward, then, is the “anti-vampire”—he can’t help what he’s become. Bella’s blood is the most appealing thing in the world to him, but he doesn’t take it. He doesn’t give in to the selfish route. Why? Because he loves her. Her, not her blood, not her body. He loves her “Bella-ness” (Hahaa, name has a ring to it! Lol). Whether you think their love is valid is your own opinion, but if you read it from that perspective, it really becomes a book about abstinence. Which, you can’t deny, is interesting in terms of vampire culture and literature. Honestly, it’s an old-fashioned love. Nowadays, people might not want to admit they’re “waiting for marriage” because it goes against the norm. Taking away societal pressures, religious convictions, and widespread opinion, there isn’t really a right or a wrong. There are simply two different sides, and people can argue those sides to their hearts’ content. Meyer’s series just happens to be on one side, and she isn’t arguing anything. She is merely giving an example of one way of life, with a vampire thrown in for good measure.
Watching this movie again definitely widened my perspective, and I think I’m going to be able to appreciate the series all the more for it. Not because of the vampire thing going on, Lol !!!! but because, when it comes down to it, it’s a book that has affected thousands of readers in some way. Books like that, no matter how well or badly they’re written, are worth diving into and exploring simply because they reach out to that many people. Whether or not you think her characters suck, they still stand for something. It may be a simple message, a message is a MESSAGE & its still there right ?