The thing that bothered me about Twilight

vampire girl - Jodelle Ferland as Bree
@Bionicman (3967)
Czech Republic
March 14, 2013 8:55pm CST
I just watched Breaking Dawn Part 2 (it was crap). There's a scene where this American vampire kills some random guy on the street and our heroes just stand by and watch it WHILE CRACKING JOKES. And they are supposed to be the good guys? Same thing in Eclipse. There was this little girl who was just turned into a vampire and she ended up in a vampire army. It was clear that she was scared and confused and didn't understand what was going on with her. Nor she participated in any fights. But when the Volturi finally arrived, they decided she has to die. I expected the heroes would stand up for her and take her among them, and they kind of did, but when the Volturi made clear they want her dead, they just stood there and turned their heads away. That's pretty cold. I can't say I liked or had respect for any of the characters but at that point I totally gave up on them. And yeah, I prefer vampires as monsters of the night that feed on human blood, but when a franchise tries to portrait them more as (super) humans and want me to feel for them, it kinda bothers me. I haven't heard anybody mention this before. What's your take on this?
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17 responses
15 Mar 13
I will always prefer Ann rice vampire chronicles.They much better no love scap stuff.
• United States
15 Mar 13
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
15 Mar 13
I will always prefer Dracula.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
I am not a fan of movies that feature supernaturals especially evil supernatural beings. I always go for movies that are wholesome and those and feature realities with good values. So movies like Twilight and Eclipse don't appeal to me and never would I allow my kids to watch such kind of movies too.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
15 Mar 13
But kids love supernatural things. Don't take it away from them
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
Oh dear not really taking away supernatural things as a whole. They can always watch Superman, Spiderman and movies about superhero with my parental guidance but never movies that feature evil creatures such as vampires, Dracula. witch and the likes. I am careful with the way I raise my kids. The movies can effect their line of thinking so never would I expose them to movies that will distort their mind into thinking that what is wrong is right, and bad is good and what is unreal is real.
@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
15 Mar 13
How about harry potter movies dear?? Even though the battle is between the right and the wrong, and the right always wins over the wrong, it is not a realistic one. Don't you think your kids should not miss something as good as that one?? I grew up with Harry potter and I don't think there is anything wrong in having some unreal things in life. A little of artificiality is needed in life to keep it more interesting.
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16 Mar 13
The last part.I didn't like it because of the happy ending.I wanted a dramatic ending.I never compare this new vampire generation who sparkle and feed on animals with classical vampires like Dracula.I watched the saga so I could understand what's going on in the cinema world.My all time favorite vampire movies are Dracula and Interview with the vampire.I love sophisticated vampires not a blood sucking teen from a high school.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
17 Mar 13
I watched the first film to see what's the big deal with it and I continued watching sequels for the comedy.
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
Hello bionicman, they were not ready yet as far as i can tell, the voltouri wanted the family to join them for a very long time but they refused. fighting them at that moment would be futile. i think they were very cautious of not going against them yet, prefers the defensive way still. unlike in Part III where even their leaders went against them. hey, it's just science fiction, i enjoyed it, am just waiting for the part iii to be available in rent video stores
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
15 Mar 13
Volturi are kind of a joke. Fighting them wouldn't be futile. They build them up as these old all powerful vampires that should be feared but when they finally fought, they were just as easy to kill as any other vampires. Some of them didn't even give a fight. There was this one Volturi guy that was just standing still while the Russian vampires launched at him. He said something like "ahhh finally" before they ripped his head off. He was bored of life and was glad to die or maybe he was just happy he doesn't have to be in any more Twilight movies. The only one of the Volturi who seemed like a genuine threat was Dakota's character. Fighting Volturi in Eclipse would be so much easier than later on because they were fewer in numbers against Cullens backed up by the wolves. They could easily win even without Bella shielding them.
@silvermist (20116)
• India
15 Mar 13
Bionicman2182, Hello,I as a matter of fact don't like the Twilight series movies.I have not seen all the films in the series.Stopped seeing them.Not that I don't see supernatural or horror movies.I see all types of movies.But this one I didn't like at all.
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
15 Mar 13
Just Bionicman, that number is a post count. Not seeing Twilights was a smart decision.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
15 Mar 13
I can't say that I agree with you that Breaking Dawn Part 2 was crap. However, I do know what you mean about them not standing up for the humans when they were attacked by vampires that weren't nearly as upstanding in the community. Now one of the things that really bothers me with the movies is that they were a lot different from the books and I would have rather that the movies stay a little bit more true to the books.
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
Hello dorann, I think that's just way with hollywood, they never bother making it similar to the books because they still prefer the entertainment side of it. but if your a fan of the book series and it didn't match the movie, of course you will be disappointed with it. some are close to the books which depend on the series but that's just the way they did it. they didn't even follow other good movies too.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
10 Apr 13
I thought the movies were very well done, I enjoy vampire, werewolves, and zombie movies.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
Twilight never made sense from the beginning. It's all just a fantasy, the not so good kind. I was able to make it the first movie. it was okay and it was a little cool but when I saw the second movie, I was already 100 percent sure that Bella was worthless and a ditz. Not the the adorable kind. The characters, the way you describe them, are messed up. I wonder why it's such a hit with many people. Oh, I like the blade, underworld and van hellsing movies. Now those are the awesome vampires!
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
15 Mar 13
I like the BBC show Being Human which is about a vampire and a werewolf who try to fight against their nature while others of their ilk try to lure them into following their inhuman instincts and heap abuse on them when they resist.
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
"but when a franchise tries to portrait them more as (super) humans and want me to feel for them, it kinda bothers me." You couldn't have said it any better. I am not a fan of the Twilight saga. I watched the first Twilight movie but was really put off by what I saw. Not a good movie nor a good book.
• Marikina, Philippines
15 Mar 13
I have never watched Twilight and Breaking Dawn Part 2, but I just do not know where to watch it or maybe I have no time to watch it. My sister had already watched the two movies and for her, the movie is good that is why I am so curious about these two movies. I am intrigue by what my sister told me and if I have time, I would watch this movie so that I would know.
@tehpau (340)
• Malaysia
15 Mar 13
I've watched the entire Twilight Saga movie. Sure wish we can all be rich and good looking like the Cullens. What about the wolves? From the movie you cannot tell what is so special about the wolves except that they can fight vampires. Personally I find that the books tell a lot more in detail and are better than the movies.
@cupkitties (7500)
• United States
15 Mar 13
It bothered me a lot more after having read of her life before her encounter with the Cullens and Volturi. I liked her a lot better than Bella and all those other clowns.
@beingwell (3625)
• Thailand
15 Mar 13
You are correct. It was sort of a crappy movie. It was obviously stretched to the very ends to make the other parts of Twilight. I watched all of them, of course. Not because I wanted to; but so just that I can say I watched them all. I was never a fan. Just a lobbyist who wants to see what's really going on in this movie. At the end of the day, it was a big blah.
@jiiiiin (569)
• Philippines
15 Mar 13
I have watched all the twilight saga movies and for me it is good. Actually the Cullens are not hero vampires, they are just "vegetarians" that dont drink human blood.
@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
15 Mar 13
Oh! I haven't seen the breaking dawn part 2 yet. I just quit watching twilight after I saw the 3rd movie. It was just pathetic when the movie just played around bella wanting to sleep with edward and she wanting jacob in her life. The movie was just aweful. Only a person who has read the book would understand what I really mean because the book clearly describes the feelings of a women called bella who is stuck in between her 2 best people in her life. There was a lot more emotions attached to it and in the case of the movie, I just hated the way they portrayed her character. She was just shown as a desperate women in the whole movie. Well, when it comes to the point of killing the vampire, I really think that there couldn't have been anything that the cullens could have done in case of the young vampire. They all did feel bad for that ( as mentioned in the book ). In case of the american vampire killing some random guy, well, there is nothing of that sort in the book, and I haven't seen movie, so may be, this is again a terrible move by the movie makers I must say.
• United States
15 Mar 13
Personally I do not like these books at all. I cannot stand the way the main character is a sulky, over dramatic, depressed fool. I read the books as my oldest wanted to, (keep up with friends) I let her but we discussed all the things I didn't like about the characters and how she felt about them. Nether of us have bothered with the movies, didn't want to at all.