"Twilight" the movie, and interview with me in Colorado Springs Independent
Okay. I'm probably going to be unpopular, but I thought the movie was boring. I almost got up and left right after the tracker vamp was dispatched in the dance studio. Maybe the things that appealed to me about the book -- introspection and deep character focus -- were impossible to portray in a movie. And I never thought the guy who plays Edward was a good casting choice. He seemed to have a very limited acting range (he never looked like the Edward character -- no long hair, etc.) and, added to the blandness of the Bella character, the whole movie -- for me -- was a huge yawn. I read a review this morning which said pretty much that if someone hadn't read the books, she or he would be hard-pressed to find anything in the movie that warranted all the hoopla. I couldn't agree more.
In the frenzy of "Twilight" madness, I was interviewed by a local newspaper for my take on things: