After sitting in the cinema for over two hours, I left the cinema wishing I’d waited for the DVD. Not because I hated the film, but because the cinema was almost wall to wall with cinema goers. This is to differentiate between those who go to the cinema to see a hot film, and those who go to the cinema to see the screened version of a much read book.
Which are you? If you read the book first, often there is disappointment in the film. Favourite parts of the story are missed out to keep the flow of the film. Essential parts of the story are omitted which would give you insight into the characters. If you know the story and have also already gained insight into those characters, so then the film can still be enjoyed. If you haven’t read the book (poor you!) you may have difficulty understanding the true feelings and emotions before you.
Who are you? If you’re female, you have a chance. Even if you don’t know the story, even if you haven’t read the book you can emote. For those men out there, that is to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes and feel. Which brings me to men. The essence of the Twilight books is emotions such as love, hate, fear, anguish, pain… need I go on? These are rarely understood by men in the form of literature and film, so in this case they don’t really have a good start. How can you feel the emotion of the characters on the screen when you loathe the idea of emotion being broadcast in such a bold way? I must admit, I didn’t see any men there last night- they were probably all in the toilets in a group hug.
Emotions are difficult for some people to display openly. I say whole-heartedly that books and film are the best release for these people. If you want to secretly read Twilight in a corner, or buy the DVD and watch it alone at home, I highly recommend it. Go for it don’t miss out. - keep smiling its catching.