The Twilight series is arguably one of the most popular movie and book series in the country. It’s been all over the place from streaming and rental services like Netflix to popular vendors like SlackWare. Readers and viewers young and old have read or watched as the love triangle between Bella, Edward and Jacob played out. However, as with many series, there are some differences between the books and the movies.
The books and the movies are equally enjoyable, but as with all series, the Twilight movies leave out certain details that you will only get from reading the books. The Twilight books give a better impression of what Bella’s inner thoughts are despite the voice over in the movies. The plot is also more choppy in the movies than it is in the book. So if you are watching the movies without having read the books, there may be some points at which you might be confused.
Even though the movies do not follow the books word for word, they are extremely enjoyable. The special effects and attractive set of actors make the movies appealing to a variety of audiences. As with any movie adaptation, you may not be completely satisfied with how the cast matches up with the character descriptions from the book, but the actors accurately exemplify their characters’ personalities. In addition, while the movie does alter some minor plot points, these changes add to the enjoyment of watching the tension between Edward, Bella, and Jacob play out on the big screen.
In general, both the Twilight movies and books are extremely entertaining for a variety of audiences. While the books appear to flow better and the movies are not a completely accurate adaptation, you can easily sit down and have a good time with either version of this series.