Monday, November 21, 2011

The Obligatory Twilight Post

This little 'ol indie flick came out last weekend, I'm sure none of you have heard of it, it's just this underground movie I found called "The Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn - Part 1". Yup- that's the official title, almost as belaboring as the real name of the movie "Precious" which is so self-promoting that I refuse to call it that, but you can find its full title here.

So anyway, back to Breaking Dawn. Personally, I LOVED it.

There's a few things I do want to discuss:

Like how much better of an acting job Jacob did in this film than all the others.

Or how my "Team Charlie" flag is still flying strong.

Or how gorgeous Bella looked on her wedding day.

Or how I really am falling for Edward just a little bit. Despite his borderline Emo personality, he is pretty easy on the eyes and his devotion to Bella is a wee bit envy-inducing.

But no, what I want to say about the Twilight movie is this:

I am so tired of people hating on Twilight just because it's Twilight and mainstream and goofy and popular... yada yada yada. It seems to me that most people believe if they've avoided Twilight than they're systematically cooler, smarter, more intelligent... well I don't buy it. I'm not ashamed in any capacity to admit that I was elated and excited to see Breaking Dawn after reading all of the books- and guess what? I saw it two days in a row. Boom. How do you like them apples?

My point about this is really plain and simple- like anything else, if you know what you're talking about (i.e. if you've read the books or seen the movies) and you don't like the Series- you are MORE than entitled to that opinion.
But if you don't like it just because it's "popular" than you my friend, are more of a Sheep than the "Twihards" you claim to be better than.

Rant over! Couple things about the movie before you go:

1) Stay through the credits! There's an extra scene!

2) When Jasper says "POSSIBLY!" feel free to go with your instincts and laugh out loud because it is by far, the funniest part of the film.

What did you think of the film?

[all images via Google Images]



Unknown said...

i dont remember the bit where he says "possibly" *racking brain* i do remember him saying something funny and me laughing tho, so that must have been it.
personally wasnt too impressed by movie - have read all books and felt last book could have been one movie, they just dragged everything out so much.
i also laughed when the wolves spoke - there was a lot of cheesy shit in this movie - like the kissing at the wedding that went forever and the weird flashbacks.
that said, im totes keen to see the next one!!!

Elle Sees said...

I read the books and have seen the movies (my sis and I are saving the latest til Thanksgiving night like usual). While I don't think the writing is great, I love the story, and that's why I like it.

Tina said...

awww i havent seen it yet!!! i kinda did not want to deal with waiting on the lines to see it [seriously, we have to wait in like for like 2 hours when it comes out] so im seeing it saturday! but im keeping an eye out for jasper lol and ive heard so many mixed reviews. people loved it, people hated it! aw man! guess we shall see!!! glad you liked it though! [and glad your back! yaya!!!]

Jax said...

I've never read the books or watched the movies. This was mainly because your Edward Cullen is my Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter. Robert Pattinson played both characters. LOL!! Plus, that adding Twilight would be too many series to get involved in.

But now that HP is over, maybe I could squeeze in this Twilight phenomenom and see what the hype is all about ;) lol

Kisti Belle said...

I love this post! IT's so true! I can't wait to see the movie and am so jealous you've gone twice!!!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

AMEN i love this post!

Unknown said...

I feel EXACTLY the same way....people are SO cynical these days. Heaven forbid we go to a movie just to be entertained....not everything has to be deep and intense...

Rick said... about this. I live under a rock (i.e., pile of finance books) and wasn't really familiar with the series until I asked someone I ride the train with last week, "what's good that's playing?" Of course, this movie was mentioned.

I love your description of the movie...I may even check it out :)

Happy Thanksgiving in advance if per chance we don't chat before then. I am very thankful to have come across your blog and to correspond as fashion friends. :)


Anonymous said...

I haven't watched the movie but I will probably watch it once it's online or on dvd. I actually really tried to get into the series I don't know why but I really wanted to love it. I read the first two books and watched the first movie and then a bit of the second and I don't know I just couldn't get into it.
Maybe I'll try again and see haha.
ps. that second photo of them is so so beautiful and I also actually find their story so heartbreaking and beautiful and maybe it's the writing and the not so great acting that won't let me get into it.

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Never read the books, or saw any of the movies...Its just not my cup of tea. I just don't like the genre, I guess.


Sierra said...

The funny thing is that I used to really dislike Twilight because Edward reminded me of my ex. I know, strange but true. But now I love it again and am waaay over my ex. I read all of the books and I totally agree that Jacob's acting is a lot better in this film.

Love how dramatic this movie was in particular and I thought they did a great job putting the book to film.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Personally, I am not a fan even though I saw the first movie and thought it was okay. To each their own, I also don't really get people who hate on things just for the sake of hating on something. Not cool.

Love this photo of them in all black!! Stunning!