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This Week’s Topic:
What movie have you seen that actually (gasp!) improved on the book?
It didn’t take me long to think about this. See, I’m not a huge Twilight fan. I read all the books like everyone else, but mostly because of my long-standing fascination with vampires (I read Interview With a Vampire in High School, so see, I already liked vampires, neener neener). I have a low tolerance for mushy romance stuff and actually skipped through most of that in these books.
The movies? Not a whole lot better. But I would say New Moon was a definite improvement on the book. For two reasons:
1) We didn’t have to hear Bella’s thoughts as she held her torso because it felt like there was a gaping hole there since Edward left. Instead, we had to watch it, which was still painful, but luckily shorter than pages of description.
2) Jacob Black. Shirtless. ‘Nuff said.