Our Honest Book Club of the week is an entire Twilight saga because if we’re being honest, we’ve already seen these films haven’t we? The cultural phenomenon that kicked off careers for some and not so much for others and has us still today thinking that our opinion as fans can influence character’s choices. Say what you want about the series (actually please do. In the comments!) but this was made with heart. People that truly cared about a book series written by first-timer Stephanie Meyer and created something of a zeitgeist when the books became motion pictures.
I will be honest as this is the ‘honest book club’. These aren’t great movies to revisit especially when it comes to the visual effects. But that is actually what I enjoy so much about this saga. These films are time capsules of eras that have long past us. The style of clothing scored by genres of music in which both have gone out of style since. Our technology can now masterfully pull off visual effects that weren’t executed so well in these films. Most notably our cultural values have evolved drastically that these films feel as though they are from a different America.
So even though we’re long past the years between 2008 and 2012, this saga still remains within our hearts and minds. And I was hoping that if I make this ENTIRE SAGA the HBC of the week that hopefully one of my readers will know or have at least some idea why. So if you have an idea as to why or how, do share! Also do you have a favorite movie (or book) within the saga? And most importantly, are you team Edward or team Jacob?