The fever is on. Sweet Bella and hearth-rob vampire Edward will be captivating the viewers from all over the globe.
Aside from the usual story of a vampire-human relations, which basically at this point is not in the victim-killer approach, the twilight saga tells us the story of unconditional love. The movie is about salvation, from an upcoming oppression, (the savagery of the wolves in Seattle). It tells us that despite our differences, love would still be the best weapon to hang on.
The saga likewise is an epitome of Gabriel marquez Garcia's Love in the time of Cholera", depicting two lovers' undying efforts for their love to withstand an existing social disorder.
Care to expound the discussion?
Without getting way too indepth about it. I like and dislike the Twilight saga. I read the books to fill the space between True Blood seasons and book series releases for Sookie Stackhouse novels. It was pretty good and I watched the first two movies. I will be seeing the third movie this weekend.
I don't like it because I, personally, thing the relationship between Bella and Edward isn't exactly the type of relationship I would want my teenage daughter seeing as an "ideal" relationship. I realize that what Edward does is out of his love for Bella, but in essence it is emotional abuse. He plays with her emotions and leaves her a few times but comes back with his love. I do still enjoy the movie, I just don't think it is something that all these teens should look up to the way they do.
I really didn't like "Love in the Time of Cholera." Even though it was well-written and an interesting story based on fact, the man seemed to me more like a stalker than truly a loving man. And the woman - to the best of my recollection - hardly expressed any interest in him at all, through many decades, until he showed up after her husband's death and insisted that she marry him. Why would she, if she had had no interest in him ever at all? It really didn't make sense to me. Did I miss something important when I read it?
Hi flounderingsahm, thanks for the post. Certainly, I myself, being a parent also, would want my daughter to have a decent and fair relationship with someone, should the proper time comes. I would like to humbly say that love, in its form and context should not be unfair and should not be emotionally abusing, lest, its not love.
If in this case, Edward abuses Bella, perhaps we could say that the former really do not love Bella, and that I agree with you.
However, can i just say that aside from Bella, Edward also has some other things to get done (being a vampire), thus his frequent leaving. As Spider man says; "There are a lot more important things greater than the two of us".
Nevertheless, theatrically speaking, Twilight Eclipse satisfies me. THe animation of wolves were quite impressive. Meanwhile, I admire you for having read the book series releases. Thanks again flounderingsahm for the post.
I definitely agree, there are more important things in life than being in love. What I guess I mean is the constant back and forth Edward gives Bella. In the first movie/book, he basically looks like he is getting sick to his stomach at the sight of her. We find out later it was because of his attraction to her, but she didn't know that at the time. Just in the first movie he was pushing her away and then sweetening her up in the next scene. Just a complete mind screw. Having been a teenage girl, I know how screwed up normal life was, if I had to deal with that crap (minus the vampire part) I would have been long gone from that one! LOL.
"Love in the Time of Cholera" was at least brilliantly written. "Twilight" is complete fluff. There's no comparison.
Goodness - NO comparison at all. I agree. I certainly didn't mean to imply otherwise.
I was simply reacting to Marlon Fulo's comment about undying love. I have a hard time using that designation for the relationship in either book; but you are right - "Love in the Time of Cholera" is truly literature on a world stage, and "Twilight" is entertainment within one country's popular culture.
Hi Maddie Ruud and Afficionanda, thanks for the post. Can i clarify that the comparison between twilight and "cholera" is not in its literary content, or its artistic value but that of the relationship between the Bella and Edward and that of the "stalker" as what Afficionada said and the young girl. I am a fan of Gabriel G. Marquez and i would not settle for anything less. Thanks again guys!
Its a creepy rape fantasy with sparkle vampires. I think it sets a very bad example for young women.
With that said, from what I've seen of it is absolutely hilariously bad so it is not without some redeeming value.
hi Lenn. Well, I also know other people who re terribly disappointed with the film in this respect. I have to admit, different people look at different lenses when they see things. But the important thing is, I have to respect everybody's opinion. Thanks again pal.
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