Summit Entertainment releases what fans of sparkling vampires and shirtless werewolves have been waiting for since the day the last film was put in theaters - Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga. Many will be sad that it is probably the last item we'll likely see from Stephenie Meyer's series of best-selling novels. Others will be ecstatic that they'll hopefully never have to see another piece of product from it again.
Get ready to sparkle! Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga is hitting store shelves November 5!
5 years, 5 films, $3.3 billion in worldwide box office sales, and millions of devoted fans. The Twilight Saga has now come and gone. In its wake, movie studios are looking for the next big book-to-movie franchise. If anything, Twilight has shown that movie adaptations of young adult books can be big business. Therefore, it looks like screaming preteens will remain a profitable movie audience for many more years to come.
Adapting a novel is, well, hard. You have two opposing forces going head to head during the development process: the need to appease fans of the source material, and the need to reach out to non-fans and MAKE them fans. And, if you're lucky, you might be able to spend a fraction of that time actually crafting a good movie. Because of this, most novel adaptations come out as failures in one of these regards; they either confuse or alienate non-fans, or piss off the hardcore fans due to changes in their beloved source material. It's very hard to succeed with all audiences when it comes to adaptations. But does The Hunger Games manage to achieve this feat? And more importantly, does it succeed as a good film all on its own? Find out our take in the matter right after the jump.
One of the funnier things to come out of the Internet lately has been this video debate between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher over which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars. Obviously they're on opposite sides of the argument and have some funny and interesting reason why. Now George Takei (Dr. Sulu in Trek) has come out with a video in the hopes of ending the feud and uniting the fans over a common enemy....Twilight.
Meanwhile, Happy Feet 2 succumbs to the power of the vampire and Immortals barrels out.