I love books (clearly) and I love movies, so I thought it would be fun to feature more book-to-movie info on Steph's Stacks. I would love to hear about some of your most anticipated book-to-movie releases!
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Plus a sneak peek at Twilight: Breaking dawn Part 2!
The end is near, friends! Stephenie Meyer blockbuster Twilight series has made quite a run as a blockbuster movie series and that run is now drawing to an end. For those of you who may have missed the latest movie, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, while it was still in the theaters. Or for those of you who prefer to crush on Edward/Jacob in the privacy of your own home, the DVD/BluRay version was released to much fanfare this past Friday at midnight.
Maybe you've just returned from an eight year Arctic vacation, or maybe you've just been closing your eyes and plugging your ears every time the topic comes up, but (in case you missed it) a little writer named Stephenie Meyer wrote a little series about an introverted, awkward girl named Bella, a brooding, mysterious vampire named Edward, and a soon-to-be werewolf named Jacob, all living in the rain-soaked town of Forks, WA. A couple of people read it and thought it was pretty cool.
Book Info: (Goodreads)
When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.
Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life-first discovered in "Twilight," then scattered and torn in "New Moon" and "Eclipse"-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?
The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, "Breaking Dawn" illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
The movies have just been getting progressively better and better (remember Edward's horrible glitter/sweat from the first movie?) The much-anticipated wedding and honeymoon sequences were great and I was amazed at the special effects involved with making Bella emaciated toward the end of the movie. I only giggled a little when the wolves had their "Saturday Morning Cartoon" scene where they were having a huge mental argument/break up. Or when they CGI'd a face on Renesmee during the imprinting scene.
All in all, well worth the wait and I will be the first in line for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Speaking of which, in my Shelf Awareness Pro newsletter today, there was a link for a video of the Target, exclusive trailer of Breaking Dawn Part 2. The official trailer comes out next month:
Breaking Dawn Part 2 Clip:
That's if for this week, peeps!
Being Flynn starring Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore
What book-to-movie adaptation are you excited to see? Feel free to share in the comments below!