Okay, I’ll admit that I sort of enjoyed the Twilight books. They were romantic, exciting, and I they sucked me in. But let me tell you – after I saw the first Twilight movie, I completely lost my respect for the franchise. The actors (sorry RPattz and KStew), the dialogue (“You better hold on tight, spider monkey”), and the “special effects” (i.e. Edward’s glitter-glue skin) were so ridiculous that I couldn’t help but laugh at it all. And all the Twilight merchandise they’ve come up with really doesn’t help. I mean, come on – Twilight lunch boxes? Twilight action figures? Twilight candy? Oh yeah, and how about those Twilight tours of Forks, WA? Or those Twilight-themed car commercials? You can’t go anywhere without seeing some form of Twilight advertising. In fact, I’m sort of insulted by it. Do companies really think that people are going to run out and buy a Volvo just because Edward has one? Okay, so maybe there are a few über-obsessed Twilight fans out there that totally eat this stuff up, but the truth is that most of us have a little more integrity and self-respect. I mean, I understand that people like the books – so do I. But there is such a thing as going overboard, and in my opinion, the Twilight phenomenon has done exactly that.
Our Teen Press Corps will be telling us what Twilight makes them do all week long. Click here to read them all.
Movies at the Mural
Saturday, August 21st @ 9pm: Twilight
Sunday, August 22nd @ 9pm: The Twilight Saga: New Moon