I can’t sink my teeth into ‘Twilight’

Maybe it’s just me or maybe it’s because I’m not a teenage girl, but the new movie “Twilight” has little allure for me. Based on all the stories, the reports of record-breaking pre-ticket sales and the fact that they’re “advertising” the film on National Public Radio, I can tell this movie is going to be huge. I’m just not convinced that it’s going to be any good.
One aspect of the silliness is the tagline that I heard about a dozen times on NPR — “Twilight” is a tale of “forbidden love between a vampire and a mortal.” First, is there _any_ love between a vampire and mortal that _isn’t_ “forbidden”?
Why do they need the word “forbidden” at all? It’s a relationship between a human and a mythic creature, there really isn’t a need to sex it up even more. That said, I’m sure it’s a type of relationship that Proposition 8 supporters would be against, even if it is a pairing of a male vampire and a female human.
Perhaps part of my “meh” factor is that the trailer doesn’t appeal to me. It’s true that I usually fast-forward through it and most commercials, but “Twilight” doesn’t give me any reason to stop and rewind it.
I’m not totally against vampires in pop culture, I’m a huge fan of “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.” Unfortunately, it’s going to take a little more for me to fall in to the thrall of “Twilight.”

  • Joe shaw

    I saw “Twilight” yesterday. It was cheesy, and definitely geared towards teenage girls. But I have to say that it was entertaining (the great scenery didn’t hurt either). And that’s the bottom line why I go to see a movie. Check it out.