Wednesday, August 19, 2009

“Twilight”: abstinence from eating your food/lover

The above YouTube “trailer” titled “Twilight with Cheeseburgers” for me sums up the cheesy conceptual silliness of the premise on which Stephanie Meyer bases her story “Twilight.”

The pointless concepts like “vampires who sparkle like diamonds” and “vegetarian vampires” and the lame dialogues ranging from Edward’s comments to Bella like “The lion have fallen in love with the lamb” and “You are like my own personal brand of heroin” is the worst kind of screenwriting ever.

Needless to say, “Twilight” is my worst film of 2008.

It also brings to my mind my worst film of 2002 “Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones” which was based on a romantic premise that would put Bollywood’s Yash Chopra to shame because it had the worst movie romantic dialogue ever. Case in point: when Anakin touches Padme’s hands and back and compares the softness of her skin to the desert’s tough structure: “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.” See YouTube video below:


khuscen said...

I agree. twilight is one movie I will forever regret watching.

have you seen "let the right one in"? Thats the best movie I have seen this year and comparing it to twilight would be like....well, comparing a lion to a lamb.. :P

Hilath said...


"Let the Right One in" was one of the best vampire movies ever.

I think it's because it's a European art film.

Basically Hollywood, like Bollywood, is now making formulaic "blockbusters" ("Transformers" etc). So I don't have any high expectations from Hollywood just because they have the money and technical wizardry.

What we need is artistic directors from Europe, Iran, China, Hong Kong, etc.

Kudos to international art cinema.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.