Twilight Idiocy

@tessah (6622)
United States
November 22, 2011 7:54am CST
havent seen any of the movies myself.. or read the books. havent any interest in it in the slightest.. so i really dont understand the mania surrounding any of it. sparklie vampires? ok.. why? and why are SOO many caught up in this hysteria? everyday i read some other asanine story about someone believing their a vampire or a werewolf, and have attacked some random person. now some teenager blaming her drunken crash on the fact she was so very distraught over not seeing the movie as planned.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/illinois-twilight-fan-arrested_n_1105740.html?ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl6%7Csec3_lnk2%7C114655 what is the appeal..? i just dont see it
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
22 Nov 11
The last good vampire movie I saw was Blade III. And that was only "good" because it was part of the Blade series. The original was the best. But even that didn't compare with other movies, like Bram Stoker's Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, Lost Boys, and a few others. As far as this Twilight garbage is concerned, it's not even a "vampire" movie. It really has nothing to do with vampires. Or werewolves. It's a vessel for hormonal teenagers to spill their angst on screen and to develop the same type of following Justin Beiber has - a bunch of kids thinking it's "cool" because other kids think it's cool. Vampires sparkling in the sun. Vampires that basically do nothing but run fast. Werewolves that instantly transform into a wolf 20x the size of the person. There's no art here. I realize that you can't always do the same old vampire tale. But vampires are inherently evil, scary creatures. They're charismatic and spooky. These vampires are cut out of a J Crew catalog and are as intimidating as the Olsen twins with a gangsta rap album. Twilight = FAIL for the vampire genre. As far as marketability to people who live parasocial lives = epic win.
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@hvedra (1623)
23 Nov 11
The Lost Boys! I guess that was the Vampire movie for our generation. I still don't think it got all the credit it deserved for rebooting the entire genre. We're showing our age here! I think I was the only person who ever watched an old British show called Ultraviolet which was about a secret service network battling against vampires - it was another of those things that was ahead of its time. I like Being Human too, especially Herrick 'cause he's such an evil character but really funny with it and the fact that Mitchell loses it and commits mass killings - no fluffy vampires here!
@kheigh (216)
24 Nov 11
I don't see it either. But I've seen the movies and read the books except Breaking Dawn Part 1. And if I'm going to watch it, the reason would only be to criticize it. I swear. Did you even see the trailer? What kind of girl would look that haggard during her wedding day? Seriously. Twilight really has nothing on Harry Potter. Tsk.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
23 Nov 11
Tried to read the first book in this series, and couldn't finish it. Don't care for this author's writing, but that's just me. I borrowed it, so I was glad I didn't buy it, lol. Tried to watch the movie, and couldn't finish it. So I guess I'm in the boat with you, I don't get it, either, lol, lol! I guess the short answer is, it's a fad. Teenagers will gravitate to whatever fad is going on, and that's why you hear these stories about their being enfluenced.
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• United States
23 Nov 11
I am inclined to say the reason people became so utterly obsessed with the Twilight series is because the protagonist is a blank slate of a character. As such, the reader can easily throw themselves into her place. The movies are marginally better than the books, but I can't say any of it's worth the hype. The writing is sub-par, the plot felt coerced in so many places, and ... yeah, not a fan. As for the crash, fans have done worse. I can't verify how much of the accounts of crazy fans there are out there having done what people said they did, but the stories exist and I've read them.
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@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
22 Nov 11
I never watched any twilight movie either, i had no idea these movies are about vampires and werewolves. We don`t even have stories about vampires here in Romania the land of Dracula.We have legends about strigoi and that is a little different from vampires.And people here think Dracula was a hero and a great leader not a strigoi or vampire.You can find nice documentaries on youtube about how this story was created. As for the stupid kids, i don`t think it`s because they see a movie with vampires.Let`s not blame the vampires for what some idiots are doing
• Indonesia
22 Nov 11
just a victim of movies, or legend. many teen now in my country became a fans of the movie, even they have have dream to married with a romantic vampire. hey, this is real life.
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• United States
22 Nov 11
It can be difficult to understand something that you have no interest in reading or watching. I have read the books and enjoyed them, but I have not watched the movies because I just do not care that much for movies at all. I do not think that the problem is the actual books or movies but that people are never taught the difference between real life and fantasy. Think back to when Power Rangers were a big thing and kids were getting hurt because they were trying to do the same things as their favorite Power Ranger. The teen that you mentioned had more problems than being a fan, if she was drunk then missing the movie is the least of her worries. The apeal for me was a female characture that I could identify with in a small way. Please do not misunderstand, I am not in love with a vampire nor do I hang out with guys who turn into wolves, but I can relate to Bella's clumsiness and thought process. (both are things that you do not really get to know with the movies) People get caught up because it is different and it is a love story, people go crazy because they can honestly think of nothing better to do with their time.
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• Philippines
22 Nov 11
Hi tessah! I have read and watched the complete series of Twilight Saga written by Stephanie Meyers. Well except of course for the second and last installment of the final series Breaking Dawn which will be showing in our country next year. I guess I could say that I am amazed with the story. When it first came out, no other books (other than Dracula and Anne Rice's) tackle vampires in a way that is very appealing to me. It is a horror, suspense, teenage and love story all mixed up in one so perhaps that is what attracted me the most along with the other people who loved the series. Especially the teenagers. However, when other vampire books started coming out, I get a bit tired of vampires. Besides I feel that there is no authenticity on the other stories anymore.
• United States
22 Nov 11
I will take your word for it that the books are suspenseful and inject some true horror into the vampire genre. Books are usually much better than the movies. But the movies are very cookie-cutter and aren't even spooky, much less suspenseful.
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
But you know what, the last series which is Breaking Dawn is so good. The movie I mean. I never expected it to be that good since it is the last part of the series. First installment though. Usually movies that are in series are only good on the first part but latter parts or series are not so good anymore. Just like what happened to Harry Potter :(
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
22 Nov 11
The main fact about this movie series is I guess people need something to move onto after the Harry Potter saga. And the cast is very good looking, so girls want to see the movie. The books were a bestseller I guess so it helped.
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
"so girls want to see the movie" yep, because of Jacob *_*
@Micmac (8081)
22 Dec 11
My first initial reaction was 'naah, no way' I will see this movie. Then I read reviews about Twilight movie and started to get interested to view the movie. So, I watched Twilight and the other series (Eclipse, New Moon) with my family and we enjoyed the different take on the vampires and werewolves, the action, romance and funny humor. The guys really have a crush on Bella.
@grangeke (112)
• Belgium
24 Nov 11
The only thing that got teenagers in this; Edward the sparkling vampire. No matter what the story would've been, these girls would still like it. The just like the actor and if you replace him you'll notice that Twiligths populairty drops with 50%
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
That is because you haven't seen it! How could someone complain about something they haven't even watched, or read? Don't you think that you have no basis whatsoever to pass judgement on something you have not at least watched? It's like saying "What's the big deal with this new girl I've heard people taking about?" when you haven't even met her? And worse still, you don't even care meeting her? If you don't care, then don't complain.
@Gram13000 (443)
• United States
23 Nov 11
I really dont know I think twilight is extremely fagety. I have never seen the movie or read the book or had anything to do with twilight. I just think that if a guy goes to the movies to see that, he has lost his manhood forever. Twilight turned big bad vampires into sissys.
@hotsummer (10413)
• Philippines
22 Nov 11
i wasn't able to watch the movie. just some clips of it on youtube though. it does look exciting on the trailer but i am not that interested to watch it. actually i have tried to watch some full movie of it but i got bored and didn't continue to watch it online . i forgot where i tried to watch the full movie. yes i think that there are so many fans of this movie. just like other movies that i don't get why it is so popular. i am not even a fan of harry potter also that is so popular also.
@svjomboy (876)
• Philippines
22 Nov 11
i don't know if i believe vampires ans werewolf i am the kind of person that important to see the real and then believe. but i like to watch movie like fantasy and i know what movie you mean, the twilight breaking dawn, well i love this movie i know its not real but the story is very nice. happy mylotting.
• Philippines
22 Nov 11
I'm not a fan of the twilight saga, but I don't hate the story. I do watch and read the books for entertainment. There is nothing wrong with it as long as you don't take them seriously to the point of obsession as clearly shown by the incidences you mentioned. To act bizarrely just because of vampires and werewolves they've read from a book or watched from the screen is simply absurd. I hope they get back their senses.
@hvedra (1623)
22 Nov 11
[i][/i]Vampire? Cut off its head and fill the holes with garlic. Drive a stake through it and then set fire to it just to be sure. What gets me is that a lot of the more idiotic fans aren't even teenagers and weren't even teenagers when they first read the books! As for the drunken idiot, just another prime example of an immature, self-absorbed, selfish twit who has no sense of what is really important and cannot take responsibility for themselves. I hope they throw the book at her! I just don't get these people. The slightest thing is the end of the world to them. If I could I'd ban her from ever seeing the movie and set fire to her entire collection of Twiglet junk in front of her.