Last night some friends of mine decided it would be a good idea for us all to watch New Moon...with the Riff Tracks (they're the guys who did Mystery Science Theater 3000). I have to say, the Riff Tracks were hysterical! The actual acting and dialogue for that film? Not impressive in any way. I haven't seen Twilight (though I might have to if I can find the Riff Tracks for it), but all last night my subconscious tried to re-write New Moon with a plot that actually made sense...and was worth the two hours I spent watching it.
I'm guessing that, based on the length of the book, there's a lot more to the story. But the scenes jumped around too much, the director didn't spend enough time letting the audience get to know the characters, and have I mentioned the acting? They all delivered their lines as if they were trying to mock William Shatner.
I do plan on reading Twilight at some point (for the sake of market research), and I will give a brief review when I do so. I will be as objective as possible, and I fully intend on using it as a learning experience. After all, I don't want to be one of those writers who believes their own writing is better than everything else that's out in the world, especially because Stephanie Meyer has been published (and is bloody rich), and I haven't. Obviously she did something right.
Now I have a query letter to get out, followed by finishing Chapter 3 of the WiP. Happy Monday!