Twilight: A Waste of Time and Money Essay example

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In 2008, Twilight debuted in theaters across the county racking in a whopping $69,637,740 in just the first weekend alone (imdb, 2008). Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Twilight is a movie based on the first in a series of four best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer. The movies main focus is on a teenage girl named Bella (Kristen Stewart) who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to the town of Forks, Washington to live with her father Charlie (Billy Burke). On the first day of school, she meets Edward (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious guy who, she find out later in the movie, is a vampire. After weeks of trying to stay away from Bella so he wouldn’t kill her, Edward finally gives in to his selfish desires and so, as the line in the movie goes, “the…show more content…
Unless, of course, by physical longing he meant a lot of lip biting, running fingers through hair, and speaking as if vomit is about to erupt from her mouth at any minute. Truth be told, not one of the actors could convey any kind of emotion what so ever. Take a look at the scene from the hospital after Bella was attacked by James (the now barbequed vampire), when Edward tells Bella that she has to move to Jacksonville with her mother. Not only is Pattison delivering the message as if he was constipated, but Stewart made the rest of the scene intolerable. Where Stewart was supposed to portray a hurt teenager who stammers as she tries to convince her boyfriend that she can’t leave, she instead makes me feel as if an invisible grape flew into her mouth and caused her to choke and shake as she tries to tell him no. That does not seem like much of a “vivid” actress to me.
According to Richard Corliss “For any author of imaginist fiction, from J.R.R. Tolkien to George Lucas, from Rowling to Meyer, the fun is in creating the laws” (2008). First of all, one should never compare Meyer with great writers such as Tolkien, Lucas, and Rowling. Meyers got nothing on them. With being set in a small town in Washington, where it rains too much and it is always gloomy, Twilight doesn’t come close to the great settings of an ancient mystical world in the Lord of the Rings, space adventures in Star Wars, or a wizarding community full of adventure and danger as in Harry Potter.
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