It is over. You say nothing is over until we say it is over? Well, one of the worst movie franchises in history is finally over! The long national nightmare ends not with a bang or a thud but with one of the biggest FUs in Cinematic history. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 can almost be admired for telling people – “You know what, we’ve made our money off you clowns and we just don’t care anymore.” The issue with this movie is what it has always been – the two lead characters are completely selfish, self involved, depressed – even though they are supposed to be “happy”, and as horrible in death as they are in life. (Warning MAJOR Spoiler in the last sentence of this review!) Continue reading Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn Pt2 gives fans a big F.U.! Michelle’s Review→
The Twlight Saga Trailer hit the nets yesterday and garnered over 3 million views on it’s official YouTube page. I officially hate Kristen Stewart – not as a person, she’s a terrible actress and I think she’s trying to hard to be “alternative.” I once said Orlando Bloom comes across as a vapid California surfer boy who desperately wants to be a “serious” actor. That sums up Stewart. Anyway, in case you missed it here is the trailer. What will help this movie? 3D.
It’s hard to believe that my first movie review in months is this. The sad thing about Twilight: New Moon is that I went in with very low expectations and found the movie to be ok, but here’s the thing – Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is loathsome and not aware how insipid, self involved, narcissistic and whiny she is. When she yells at her vampy boyfriend, with the weird ruby lips Edward (Robert Pattinson) to “take her soul,” I laughed out loud – what soul? The really sad thing is on the one hand she knows she’s broken – but the reason isn’t because she’s shallow and treats everyone around her like garbage – this fact doesn’t even enter her mind. No it’s because the love of her life broke her heart. Yet every male she comes into contact with instantly falls in love with her – the werewolf, Jacob (Taylor Lautner), her human male friend – the long suffering Mike (Michael Welch) and her father Charlie (Billy Burke) all try and help her and she just dismisses them.
Hey all you crazy Twilight Fans. In celebration of the recently release Twilight: New Moon Album and the upcoming release of the movie the cast and crew from the movie are hitting the road for the next few weeks. In some locations not only will you get members of the Cast but you’ll get musical performances from bands featured on the Soundtrack. The cast hits Washington, DC’s Fair Oaks Mall (If you want to be technical, Fair Oaks is in Fairfax, Va) Monday, November 9 and will include a Q and A Session. You can get “VIP” access by stopping by your local Hot Topic or Nordstroms store on Halloween and registering. For all the stops and full tour info, check out the press release after the break.
The folks at EW did an interview with the Cast of Twilight at Comic-Con. I know I’m one to talk, especially with all the hair issues I’m going through now but what is going on with Kristen Stewart’s hair? Here’s the video.
Comic-con kicked off with a bang this morning with the stars of Twilight giving a 9:30 am press conference to hordes of screaming fan girls everywhere. They camped out for days and got there wish as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner took center stage. Reporters weren’t allowed to ask any personal questions and all the questions had to be related to New Moon. Here are a couple of tidbits:
Even though Edward hardly appears in the movie he will still make appearances via “hallucinations.” “It would look probably pretty cheesy if it were just my voice, so they’ve done these hallucinations, semi-visible apparitions,” Pattinson said, explaining how he’ll be visible even in his character’s absence. “It’s how she remembers him, not necessarily how he actually is,” added Stewart.
“There are definitely fans who separate into separate teams.Sometimes it gets me nervous because I’m trying to live up to the fans expectations and represent Team Jacob in the right way,” Lautner said. “I thought they did a pretty good job with the wolf transformation… The werewolves definitely step up the action in this movie. There’s double the action in this movie,” Lautner assured the crowd. He adds, “There’s not just this romance between a human and a vampire. There’s also the beginning of a love triangle.”
You know, I think there might be some interest in this Twilight: New Moon movie. The movie trailer for Summit Entertainment’s THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON received 10.6 million online views in its first week from the trailer’s domestic launch partners, MySpace and MTV. The trailer views on MySpace set a new record for the site with a total of 4.2 million online views within the first 24 hours and a total of 7.8 million within the first seven days. After being seen by 5.3 million viewers during its broadcast debut during the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, the trailer also received a total of 2.8 million online views on MTV.com within the first week.
The achievement is not only a record for MySpace, but also surpassed the views of the third and final trailer for the first film TWILIGHT, which received 3.2 million views in its first 48 hours online. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, and directed by Chris Weitz will be released November 20, 2009.
While in Cannes on Tuesday, Robert Pattinson confirmed that there will be a fourth “Twilight” film based on the Stephenie Meyer novel, “Breaking Dawn,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.Pattinson said he is committed to starring in the final outing to date, but doesn’t know when backers Summit Entertainment will begin production because of the actor’s jam-packed shooting schedule.
I can’t hold my tongue anymore. Can I be the one who says the TWILIGHT novels SUCK? I tried reading the first book and just gave up in the middle. Bella is one of the most vapid, annoying, lead characters EVER. I can’t think of anyone more annoying and self involved. Her entire relationship with Edward is about as shallow as it comes. Every other sentence in that damn book is about how beautiful Edward is. Or oh I’m so clumsy gym will be a drag, Edward will save me, oh I can get lost in his deep blue eyes, why oh why is Edward mad at me today? His skin is so smooth. Just awful. I like all the other characters well enough, but Bella is just terrible it would have been nice if Stephanie Meyer actually gave Bella some sort of personality or interest beyond how beautiful Edward was. Did she like him because he was smart or they had anything in common? No. It was based purely on his “otherworldly beauty.”
Why he and EVERY guy in the book liked her was never explained in the 12 Chapters that I read. It was just “animal lust,” and the fact that he couldn’t “read” her. I tried reading the first chapter of New Moon thinking it would be different and it was the same crap. I really do want to read the rest of the series, but Stephanie Meyer’s writing is just unreadable. So I’ll have to be content with seeing the movies because with all that said, I did like the first movie well enough.
Twilight is beautiful to look at, with its sweeping vistas, picturesque small town streets and almost inhumanly beautiful cast. It’s well filmed, though there are far too many close-ups and tight two-shots for my taste. The editing is flawlessly; Catherine Hardwicke does a perfectly fine job of eliciting performances from the cast – and the casting is as close to perfect as humanly possible [though Edward really should be a redhead if you want a precise translation from the novel which, yes, I read in anticipation of the movie].
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart work well as Edward Cullen and Isabella “Bella” Swan. Their chemistry is almost overwhelming in those close-ups and two-shots. Billy Burke is spot on as Bella’s police chief dad, Charlie, and Sarah Clarke is as effective as her mother, Renee Dwyer. Both the school kids and Edward’s family are equally appropriate – though Ashley Greene’s Alice is a small scale revelation.
So why doesn’t Twilight work?
Well, there are far too many moments that might work for fans, but there are as many that will be a source of humor to people who come in to the film cold. Plus there are moments where the film is perhaps too faithful to the books. The lingering looks that Edward and Bella exchange over the course of Twilight could amount to nothing more than two adolescents mooning over each other [“You’re so pretty,” or “You smell so good”]. It comes down to the script isn’t really structured well. There’s too much of the so-close-you-see-the-valleys-in-their-pores close-ups, and the use of a narrator is more than occasionally intrusive [the movie rule being “show – don’t tell”].
If you’re a student of film, you can certainly appreciate how well the film is made. Technically, it’s pretty damn close to perfect – from casting through final edit. If only the the story wasn’t so thin. All that angst and mooning might work in a Harlequin Romance, but in a moving picture [emphasis on “moving”], it simply doesn’t cut it – and not even the brawl between Edward and the evil James [Cam Gigandet] can save it.