Admittedly, I am not the resident Twilight expert here at FSR. But I am the guy who writes a lot of the news stories — so every once in a while I am going to have to say something about it. And having never read the book, I am finding it very difficult to see the appeal. In fact, the marketing really seems to be throwing me off — from the faux sexiness of the recent Entertainment Weekly cover to the longing looks and tween-ish giggling in the two new video clips below, I have been given very little insight into this film. As well, it seems to be getting tons of love from both MTV and the horror community — so is it a teeny-bopper romance story with a vampire backdrop or is it a vampire story that just so happens to be about teenagers?
No matter what the tone of the book(s), I am most interested in how it translates to a good, stand-alone film. Therefore I am committing to abstaining from reading “Twilight” in book form until I see the film. As you may know if you read our site, our East Coast Deputy Editor Cole Abaius has already taken on the “Twilight” books (I am told that he is almost done with the second one). So my goal is to go into the film with no knowledge of the books and see how my take differs from his. It should bring an interesting balance to our coverage of the film when it hits theaters on December 12.
And now, as mentioned above, here are a few new Twilight video clips. The first is a sneak peek of a sneak peek that is included on the DVD for the film Penelope — which, by the way, was a pretty good flick:
The second clip was seen during the broadcast of the MTV Movie Awards. It features Kristen Stewart as Bella, being thrown around by one of the baddie vampires before Edward (Robert Pattinson) shows up to defend her honor and whatnot:
So as you can see, there is some substance behind my concern with Twilight — I get it, the books have a huge followingand everyone is excited to see the movie. But what if you are someone who won’t have read the books and is going to be led blindly into the film based on all the buzz alone? What are you going to get out of it. I suppose we shall see.
Of all the stuff you have seen from the Twilight film so far, what are your impressions?