At first it came on to my radar in little blips. Some of my social contacts were mentioning something about seeing a “New Moon.” It was odd because other than Kacey T., none of them were interested in astronomy but I brushed it off. Only recently have I discovered that “New Moon” is the new vampire movie of the Twilight franchise. I was asked this evening if I was interested in going to watch it. HELL NO.
I’ve had it with vampires and I don’t understand why they seem to be the latest fad. I blame this on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not the movie but the series. For me, it seems like that show has kicked off the fascination for these bloodsuckers. Now, I don’t mind the film adaptations of Dracula but there have been very few other vampire themed films or shows that I’ve liked. Queen of the Damned and Being Human are examples.
But it has gotten even worse since the pre-teen and teen girls jumped on the bandwagon with this Twilight crap. Even more infuriating is the disgusting fawning over Edward Cullen, or really the guy who plays him, Robert Pattinson (the guy in the picture). I just want to ask, “Really?” He’s probably one of the grubbiest actors I have ever seen. Until these movies, I could deal with annoyances of vampires stories being inflicted upon the public. But when people are contacting me and wanting me to come see this stuff, I am drawing a line.