Alright, so I have been actually thinking about it much of the day and I have decided that I have to say a few things about Twilight. First off, this movie was AMAZING…for the first 20 minutes. Then, by the time a scene comes along with the two main characters in a forest and Edward reveals his vampireness for the first time in full detail, the whole thing appears to go to shit. My girlfriend and her mother have both read the book and as Dana was telling me today the general plotline for the second and third books in the trilogy, I became increasingly disgusted. This could have been an amazing vampire story. Correct me if this is wrong, but Dana was telling me that “in the third book they have little vampire babies.”
Vampire babies? Are you kidding me? Vampires do not have babies. It was enough of a push to have the sun not completely eradicate the vampires in this Twilight universe, but vampire babies? No, thank you. The sun has always been human beings main weapon in combating vampires. What the hell are people supposed to do in this version? Whatever. That’s beside the point.
After the first 20 minutes or so in the movie, the whole thing goes horribly mediocre, like sour milk. There are cheesy, lame love scenes that do not do the story itself justice nor are they believable to the viewer who has actually been in a relationship (I don’t care if it’s a vampire relationship). I seemed more focused on how much Edward wanted to eat the girl than I did on how much he supposedly loved her. The special effects were also suprisingly lame for such a large scale movie that has managed to top the box office – it felt like a weak ass show that you would see on the Sci-Fi channel. One of the rules of the movie industry is that action must have the latest in special effects in order to accomplish box office success.
But thanks to the book’s fans, who are just as rabid as Star Wars or Harry Potter fans, it has made millions.
Do not get me wrong – the film is not a complete failure. In fact, I’d be willing to give admission to the fact that it can be saved in the sequel, just don’t put Catherine Hardwicke on the project as director. You want a good vampire movie? Put The Dark Night’s Christopher Nolan on the project or Spielberg. But good luck getting one of them to take interest – the books themselves have a number of faults. As I understand it, the story takes a number of turns that are in just bad taste. The turns you want the story to take, it doesn’t take, and it’s not even for the sake of realism. In fact, it remains in pure fantasy, but not in a good way.
Twilight has its moments, and the way it develops its plot in the very beginning is close to genius. I have not read the book as my girlfriend has, so maybe the book is better to read than the movie to watch. In any case, I’m glad that I didn’t pay for my ticket to see the film.
On another side note, I’m trying out Red Bull…With Cola. Its a new product they’ve got that is basically a hyped up, supercaffeinated version of their normal drink. It’s uh…not so awesome. Tastes like a can of flat Diet Coke, but without the creamy, smooth after taste. Maybe some of you reading this could leave me comments: what do YOU think of RedBull With Cola? Is it worth the purchase and does it have an edge that normal Red Bull does not? Oh yeah, and what are your thoughts on Twilight?