To mindlessly merge a classic horror theme, vampirism, with the vacuous, sickeningly sweet, pink-polka-dotted, cream-puff stuff of romance novels is nothing short of total cinematic blasphemy.
"Twilight" is not only phenomenally popular among the quivering, shivering pre-teen and teen set, but legions of older gals (30- to 60-year olds) are enthralled to no end also.
This is indeed an extremely sad commentary on the quality of life these days as millions of adult American women are so deprived of romance and love that they even line up hours in advance of this movie's showings and often sleep outside like homeless waifs--all to get less than a minnow's mouthful of what they crave so damned badly.
"Twilight" is no more than a snake oil-based salve for a sick society.
In other words, it's like a fictional version of alcohol or a drug. You take a hit of Twilight so you don't have to deal with real life. Daydreaming about half-naked hunks becomes the only high you need.
Of course, you could say this about any fanatical set of fans. But at least Star Trek and Star Wars fans tend to be advocates for science and space exploration. What do Twilight fans stand for...anything?
For more on the subject, see Melvin Martin Reviews New Moon and Quileute Werewolves in Twilight.
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