The thing is, the advertising for the movie is all wrong. It highlights all the wrong things about the series, and thus it sends the wrong message to future readers/viewers. By now every guy who is even aware this movie is being made or that the book exists must have been thoroughly alienated. Really, who could blame them? All I get from the advertising is that "THIS IS A GIRLIE MOVIE". Instead of highlighting the part about how they are vampires (WE KNOW) or how "OMG they are BFFS!!! Lots of pink and weird colors should make the point!" why not instead highlight the part about honor and courage and Rose being a WARRIOR and Lissa being a distraught princess who was left all alone after her family died and she has this incredibly cool power that might drive her insane? *insert sarcasm tone* Nooo that would be preposterous! Let's instead make terrible puns about how these girls "suck at school" and "suck" at almost EVERYTHING ELSE!
|Does this even sound like Lissa? No. Stay true to character before the audience starts to dislike her because she seems so freaking shallow.|
|No they don't.|
... and they have a ton of more photos about how it "sucks" this and that. Sigh.
Hopefully the movie defies expectations and it is actually good. I am REALLY hoping for this since the advertising for it so far has been ridiculous, and I am still a fan of the BOOKS (which thankfully other than changing covers cannot be touched by anybody other than Richelle Mead).