21
Jun
10

The Twilight Phenomenon

So…

A friend recently tried to sell me on the whole twilight phenomenon.  I saw the first one, and let me tell you…. I was less than impressed.  It wasn’t well made, it was melodramatic and well… the vampires sparkled in the sunlight.  As someone who is always up for a good vampire movie… this wasn’t really cutting it.

I haven’t seen the second twilight.  I boycotted it due to the bejeweled vampires.  I will say that the arrival of the hunky werewolves  is a bit intriguing but I just can’t bring myself to do it.

So… I thought I’d ask…  Why do you love/hate the twilight series?

Thanks!  😀

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7 Responses to “The Twilight Phenomenon”


  1. 1 abbie
    June 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    hey. i can`t say i`m a HUGGGEEEE or DIE HARD fan. but i`m in the middle – more towards to the fan side though. i guess we love twilight saga because its something new, it has a good cast. good story line thanks to stephanie meyer, and it has an amazing and phenomenal feeling once you watch it, if you get what i mean.

  2. June 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Its cliched form of storytelling. Her interpretation turns vampires into pretty much sissy’s werewolves are strictly eye candy for the girls. It’s essentially a soft-core porn flick. And whats up with Edward? Stalking Verbal abuse are not good. I mean come on he sparkles! Vampires don’t sparkle vampires kill people because they need to survive. He pulls the whole oh I eat animals but come on! The films cinematography is bad the location leaves something to be desired and all the camera angles are just really non inventive and boring. The movies suck because they aren’t willing to show blood in them its like a giant censored version of dragon-ball z. They just beat each other and no bruises or cuts show. Its too cartoony the acting is crap all around the board except for the guy who plays Jacob I actually like his performance minus the whole let me take my shirt off aspect. I grew up on real horror movies so to me this is like a smack in the face. While I realize that people tell me to read the books they are better and that may be true, I wouldn’t know but I asked a friend who loves books almost as much as I love film and she said it is decent. So I don’t know I personally feel like this franchise has raped the horror genre in the face and forgot its source material how it manages to make money in theaters when it just lacks everything that makes a vampire movie good baffles me. You want to see what twilight could have been like if it didn’t suck and was rated R? Go watch Let the Right One In. It’s an amazing story really touching and its one of the best foreign films I’ve seen in a while. And it has gore its bloody amazing and has amazing camera work and special effects and NO ONE DOES A BAD JOB AT ACTING. Solid all around you’ll love it I’ll guarantee it. My opinion this franchise is gonna die harder than harry potter’s did around the 5th movie. Especially since all the teen shows trying to cash in on the vampire popularity.

  3. June 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Well, I’ve had some answers from other places… so I will post them below. If I see someone from someplace else reply here, I will delete it from my comment. 🙂

    1. Mr. Taco
    I am ambivalent about it, but I am not its target audience, so no big deal. That is what this debate ultimately comes down to. The Twilight series is specifically designed to appeal to certain types and ages of people, thus making it completely a subjective argument.

    2. Emi
    I am not interested in vampires or werewolves, so I never read the books or watched the movies.
    A lot of my friends are interested in the series for the romance aspect of it,
    but they have explained it to me, and from what i’ve been told about it, i view it as a controlling boyfriend.

    I mean, he watches her sleep, and tells her what to do/not to do. That’s just not healthy

    3. Holly
    I love the Twilight Saga because it makes me feel like I am Bella. When I am reading the books, if something bad is happening to Bella, I feel like something bad has happened to me. It also makes me feel like I have a place where I can just let all my stress melt away, That’s really why I like the Twilight Saga.

    4. Sandra
    I am am neutral about it. I guess many people like the book because it has a bit of everything from romance, to action, and to drama. The books aren’t really written for adults of children but for teens. What i mean is that there aren’t any complicated large words or anything like that. People also like the movies and the actors that play the characters. Example: Kristen Stewart- Bella Swan and Taylor Lautner- Jacob Black. On the other hand, other dislike this book because the don’t see the real intensity or feel the moment or something like that. Something I don’t like about it is the way it is written, in my opinion.

    5. Maria
    I read the first book. I hated Bella. I mean, she is so down on herself that she wants to end her life so Edward won’t have to watch her grow old. Please! Get some self esteem, woman!

    It’s nice that he’s totally in love with her, but really, I couldn’t think of one reason why, other than because she needs saving and maybe he needs to save someone. She certainly didn’t tell us any of her redeeming qualities that Edward might have noticed. She’s clumsy, not popular, and dumps one set of friends for a guy. Okay, she wants to get out of his life so he doesn’t have to save hers. Puleese! How noble of her. I just didn’t see where this character would go. I certainly would NEVER let any daughter of mine read it, because she is NOT a role model I’d want for her.

    There are plenty of romance and romantic adventure novels out there that have good strong female characters. This one is just a waste of time. Tell your friend to read the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith – the real stories, not just the TV show. Also, read the Nightworld series by L.J. Smith. These are awesome role models that have vampires, witches and werewolves in them and plenty of adventure.

  4. June 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Two more..

    6. Freddled Gruntbuggly
    The books are horrible *horrible* writing, the story is a complete rape of the vampire mythos, the heroine is a spineless and boring twit, and the entire series is just one enormous fanfic written by a stay-at-home Mormon housewife who has some incredibly repressed sexual issues to deal with. The movies aren’t much better. The characters are just as bad as they are in the books, but in the movie they look bored and unwashed and any time you see the actors in public they seem completely embarrassed to be part of the series.

    7. Rachel (Not my partner)
    I hate sparkly vampires!

  5. 5 kitsunefirepaws
    June 22, 2010 at 4:36 am

    I haven’t seen the movies or read the books, mostly based on the bad reviews I have heard about them from people whose opinions I trust. Plus, I am a die hard Anne Rice style vampire fan. Vampires don’t sparkle in the sun, they burn! Come on people!

  6. June 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I’m not really a fan of Twilight, but I will admit the new one is a bit enticing.

    What with all the shirtless latinos running around. I could care less about the stalker like vampires. I mean, he watches her in her sleep. Thats too much, even when in love. If I were a fanatic, I would totally be team Jacob.

    Maybe I’ll watch the pirated version online in the comfort of my own home. That way, I can continue to deny that I ever saw it and keep my dignity intact. LOL

  7. 7 kitsunefirepaws
    July 1, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Actually, I really really want the soundtrack to the new movie. It looks amazing; lots of artists that I adore contributed to it. But I guess I will have to buy each song individually on iTunes or something, so that I won’t have to buy something that says ‘Twighlight’ on it. Bleh.


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