Sunday, March 21, 2010

Twilight

So in the interests of staying up to date on all things pop culture I recently borrowed the first Twilight movie from the library. I have never really been big on vampires. Especially since they have been turned into these ridiculous sex symbols. Someday someone will have to explain to me what is so sexy about being killed by having all the blood in your body drained through your neck. I like my vampires to be real villains, in others words I think the movie Blade got it right.

None the less, i decided to give twilight a chance. To be blunt, i think it's pretty silly stuff and i don't see what the big deal is. I am not going to say it's the worst movie i have ever seen (That title still belongs to "The never ending story"). But i don't see why it has caught on in the way that it did. The teen angst is at a boiling point for the whole movie. I have been out of my teens for a while now and in a few weeks my 20's will be coming to an end so maybe I am just to old to "get it". I just don't see why the main characters fell in love so quickly. It's like they met and 2 seconds later the were saying they could not live with out one an another. And the guy who is supposed to be a heart throb? Like what the fuck? There is no way to say this without sounding sexist be he is a pussy period.

Overall, i will still watch the equals when I can get them from the library but that's as far as it goes. Reading the books is out of the question. I am hoping that they get better but i have little hope.

2 comments:

Renee said...

And the guy who is supposed to be a heart throb? Like what the fuck? There is no way to say this without sounding sexist be he is a pussy period.

I suppose I should take it as progress that you are now acknowledging when you are being a sexist.

--Todd said...

They don't get into details in the movies but in the books they emphasize that the vampires have special powers to trap their prey i.e. humans. They look beautiful to humans, their voices are musical and enticing, their eyes are mesmorizing and their smell is intoxicating. That is why Bella fell for Edward so quickly. He is very reserved but mainly because he is constantly worried that he is going to lose control and eat/drink Bella and his constant worry about this makes him far less agressive then his true nature. I would like to add my own point here which is that their relationship is not healthy. Edward is an abusive boyfriend and I won't get into details now because their are still movies coming out and not everybody has read the books but consider his actions in the relationship, despite his reasons, as they move forward. It's a terrible message to be giving to young girls who are getting into their first relationships.