Friday, June 11, 2010

   Fans of the Twilight series were given something new to celebrate yesterday. Summit Entertainment confirmed that the fourth installment, Breaking Dawn, will be split into two separate films. Academy award winning director Bill Condon has already signed on along with stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. That means three more movies are now on the horizon, with Eclipse hitting theaters later this June.

   Naturally the reaction from many movie-goers has been one of utter euphoria. Yet one segment of audience members in particular has responded with indignation. Specifically, males in the 15-18 age range forced into seeing Twilight films by girlfriends/first dates. A number of online petitions have sprung up protesting a lengthening of the series. One such petition has grown to over 3,000 members, begun by sixteen-year-old Eric Campbell. When asked about his opposition, he explained "My girlfriend makes me go to every Twilight film. You don't know what it's like in there... girls shrieking... it's like a pack of animals in heat or something."

   Thousands have expressed similar distaste for the popular franchise. Some complain about a lack of real drama in the series. Others are turned off by the less-than-terrifying nature of the vampires. Or, as one movie-goer succinctly put it: "Vampires shouldn't ****ing sparkle." In the end, many teenage males are pressured into seeing these films at the risk of alienating a potential love interest. One teenager, speaking on anonymity, described it as a choice between "a chance at getting laid" and "having to sit through three hours of shirtless dudes prancing through meadows."

6 comments:

Fitz said...

Given the choice between getting laid and not watching a bad movie a teenage boy will always choose the former.

Castor said...

The film-makers trying to cash in on the huge popularity of the franchise. The sad thing is there is basically nothing going on in the movie even when an entire book is compacted into one film, it will probably feel like watching grass growing when it comes down to the last 3 movies...

Olive said...

Really enjoyed the first Twilight, New Moon was pretty boring. But, I have to be honest and say that I will tag along to watch Eclipse next weekend. Go Team Edward!

roisinrecommends said...

I have to say that I'm not a fan of the books (Although I read about two thirds of the first one to keep my friend happy), but the films are so mediocre and entertaining, that I'll be going back to see the next one. I also like to see each new director's style. And the soundtracks aren't half bad.

(What am I saying....fight it, Róisín! The films are below average!)

This point of view is not from someone who drinks from an Edward Cullen mug *nose grows*

@Olive Go Team Jacob :P

Christy23 said...

I read the books and enjoyed them. The first 2 movies were ok but I saw Eclipse and loved it. It was my favorite book in the series. I think more guys will like Eclipse then the first 2 movies because there is quite a bit more action.

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