Skip to comments.‘Twilight’ a Smash Hit Without Sex or Violence
Posted on 11/24/2008 10:11:59 AM PST by holy joe
Once again Hollywood and the mainstream film critics are getting slapped upside the head.
With over $70 million in box office receipts, the No. 1 movie in North America is Summit Entertainments teen vampire flick, Twilight. Among other things, its the biggest opening ever for a female director (Catherine Hardwicke).
Mainstream critics gave the film mixed reviews, with many horrified at the lack of big-screen sex and violence.
In a piece titled The Love That Dare Not Bare Its Fangs, The New York Times displayed trademark snarky disdain for the film. Critic Manohla Dargis went after Stephenie Meyer (a Mormon who penned the book from which Twilight was adapted) with condescending sarcasm.
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Yep! I read the reviews and had very low expectations...but the movie was great!
how do you have a movie about vampires without violence? are they happy vampires?
Wait I thought the vampires threw down or something at least. Don’t they! Come on man! My wife is agitating to drag me to this thing, can I at least see some vampire war or something?
WIthout violence OR sex! I can’t imagine what they do.
My daughter is reading the book right now and she loves it.
So, now we have what? Some vampires are good? Huh? How is that possible? They’re undead and cannot see their reflections in a mirror because they are undead. They drink human blood for a living. They can’t go out in the sunlight. You kill them by driving a stake through their hearts.
How is this good?
I’ll take Bela Lugosi anytime. At least you knew where you stood with his character.
If critics pan it, no matter what it is, it’s good.......
Box office is the best revenge.
...and what's worse, how dare these kids, and their parents...but particularly the kids...who the NEA and Hollywood have invested billions into polluting and brainwashing the other way, go to such a movie in such numbers?
Hollywood is sure to petition "the one" for reddress and to use the federal government to do something about it. I mean...unless they do something, something like this wholesomeness could easily get out of hand and spill over into condom sales, the abortion industry, and the soft porn that is all over our TVs and in prime time shows these days.
Just goes to show you that the people of this country are starved for wholesome entertainment and will line the pockets of those who provide it.
This author is communicating the idea the good and evil exist in the universe, and doing it in a way that is attractive to teens.
Quite an accomplishment.
Particularly now, the country desperately needs a dose of morally based story telling.
Been happening for years. The cross no longer works (fright night), some are actually good, now they are just misunderstood.
My 14 yr. old daughter read the book and wants to go see it. I guess it is safe to let her go. Not too many movies for young teens to see besides Disney.
Amen...and to your post #13 too!
My 13 year old just saw this movie and LOVED it!! She said it was amazing!
My wife has me going to the movie with her this Saturday so I will let you know. She thinks there's enough entrigue and strategy in the fight between the good and bad to make it interesting to a guy movie person like me...we shall see.
But I applaud the author and the director and those who funded this. Good' on 'em.
Anytime you can stick it in the eye of the liberal Hollywood elite with strong morals and a clear distinction between right and wrong, that's a good thing in my book.
We’ve been getting pounded by this stuff in Seattle, because it is supposed to take place in Forks, Wa.
I dunno. If I was a bloodsucker, don’t think I’d go for a bunch of pale-faced anemic people with moss between their toes.
A true vampire is gonna go for you know somebody like Queen Latifah, somebody who’s got a little color and meat on her bones.
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