The cult of Twilight

I went to see Twlight Monday morning with my best friend (the one who loaned me series to begin with). We chose a matinee to minimize the number of giggly teens that would be oooing and ahhhing over Edward.

I was not disappointed by the film, but I found it more comedic than it was meant to be. The lines were so cheesy, the acting was either over the top, or just underwhelming. What was with Jasper’s eyes? I thought they were going to pop out of his head. Edward was sucking in his cheeks rather profusely, and Carlisle’s super blond hair was just distracting. Talk about a shiney object.

There was a lot cut out from the book and that was obviously just to save time. I think the last 1/4th of the movie was actually really good, but so was the last 1/4th of the book, so go figure.

This whole month I’ve been coming across various Twilight review, be it for the book or for the movie. There is one thing I don’t understand.

If everyone who reads the book, agrees that it is a bad book, then WHY ARE WE SO ADDICTED TO THE SERIES?

Nearly every review goes the same way:

Too lengthy, bad writing, bad actors, bad role models, no plot, etc, etc.

If its so bad, why can’t we stay away? Why was it on the Best-seller list for as long as it reigned?

I read the books, hated the books, but kept reading the books. It is the sense of nostalgia we all feel when reading these books, going back to High School crushes, wishing that the cute bad boy would actually be a smushy teddy-bear?

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2 responses to “The cult of Twilight

  1. Loved this entry. REad the series but haven’t seen the movie yet. I dunno what we all like. Except that Edward’s character is likely the magnet. Regardless of age, that kind of fellow, mysterious yet totally in love with a typical girl ,is the romantic dream, the ultimate romance somehow.
    I’m not sure high school is a nostalgic draw. I charged through high school anxious to get out and get to college.

    And I think we all like escapism. Here are vampires that have nothing to do with Dracula and constant darkness and coffins. Actually, I thought the setting was kind of a cool idea.

    Your review made me laugh, in a good way – thanks!

  2. I laughed where you wrote about Carlisle’s hair. So that’s what made him look so, erm, unique. Anyway, I thought the movie was quite good. Better than I expected it to be.

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