Wednesday, December 3, 2008

No, No Twilight for Me

I have not seen the new film Twilight. And I don't plan to.
Instead, I gave HBO's True Blood a chance and, in hindsight, I'm glad I did.
A review of that show is forthcoming.
Let me share a video clip with you that I enjoyed a few days ago. It's by Pop Culturist Kent Jones who is 'reviewing' the film for Rachel Maddow.

The video is here.





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11 comments:

Sra said...

Ha, nice video. My favorite part is the shot of the teen saying how "really believable" the story is, and how Edward the vampire is a "totally amazing" boyfriend. When I read the book (I'll give anything a chance), I thought Edward was a controlling dick of a boyfriend, and Bella's ridiculous swooning and cooing over how beautiful and awesome Edward is (for like 300 pages), was totally nauseating and nothing like real love.

Having said that, I'm still planning on seeing the movie, maybe as a matinee or a dollar flick. The story is ok, if a little amateur, but all the love gushing is over the top, and I'm hoping the film abbreviates some of that.

B.R. said...

As "a junkie for the printed word" as Chabon puts it, I read it all, too. However, qualitatively speaking, I am spoken for. Wolfram von Eschenbach, Dante, Goethe, and so forth....

John said...

Yeah, because we were hurting for stories of impossible love.
Jeez!
Enough with the unattainable.

John said...

And, btw, this story reeks of affectation!

Jenny said...

Just like someone else I know, I find myself in a perpetual state of eye-rolling! :)

Jenny said...

Just like someone else I know, I find myself in a perpetual state of eye-rolling! :)

JJ said...

Kudos to Kent Jones!

Dana said...

Right. Some read Twilight, some read Goethe.
And some fluctuate in-between.
And that's life.
Literature is another great sifter we use to decide who to share our life with and who to simply salute kindly.

Shane said...

not interested in it either. don't get the fascination at all. kind of how i didn't get the whole harry potter mania.

Nicki said...

Much truth can be found by asking basically simple questions like, so, what kind of liteature/music/books are you into?

Michael said...

Saw the movie last night- not as good as the book.

You don't know what you're missing. ;-)