Saturday, November 21, 2009

Preach it Sister!

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.


Season said...

I am not into Vampire, sci-fi ect...but twilight was an awesome movie and I am going to see new moon today. Have you seen that show V on tv? I also thing its a good show.

Anonymous Female said...

I don't get the whole Twilight thing either. I read the book and wasn't impressed. Robert Pattinson leaves me cold.

David said...

@Season. Holy cow do I love V. One of my online buds who is also a sci-fi fan, doesn't seem to like it and I just can't see why. I really hope that they don't cancel it and I definitely hope that they bring about some sort of satisfying conclusion unlike the original attempts.

@Anon Female: I refuse to buy a book because everyone else is reading it although I was tempted with the Da Vinci Code. I wouldn't even touch a Harry Potter book. No real reason why I do that. I guess I just don't want to be seen as giving in to peer pressure.

Stacey said...

Hey now... dont be a hater! I really liked Twilight.. the first movie.. this New Moon.. it was ok- the books, I really liked them... AND it is not just the teen/pre-teen girls... it is lots and lots of women all of the way up until middle-aged (oh, and he is anything but grubby when playing Edward Cullen.) I am the first to admit that it [Twilight]is all silly... silly girls wishing/hoping for impossibilities, but I am also the first to admit that I have my silly girl moments! oh.. yah, and Robert Pattinson is my dirty, grubby, British, boyfriend- so try to make nice, ok?!? :)