Friday, November 21, 2008

"A girly version of The Lost Boys"

Richard Roeper: Critic of the undead

Robert Pattinson in 'Twilight' sure to draw legions of teen girls
by Richard Roeper

This weekend, millions of teenage girls across this great land will flock to movie theaters to swoon over the suddenly famous Robert Pattinson, who stars as a vampire with brooding good looks, a permanently tilted head and well-gelled hair in the much-anticipated "Twilight."

Much-anticipated if you're a 14-year-old girl, that is. I can't imagine any grown man, or any woman past a certain age, eagerly anticipating this movie — but given the volume of Twilight books sold by Stephenie Meyer, I guess the fan base must extend beyond the tween girl crowd.

I found "Twilight" to be a stylish, overwrought, S-L-O-W and extremely girly version of "The Lost Boys," without the two Coreys and the rocking soundtrack. It's positively dreamy, I tell ya. I'll take an episode of the raunchy, bloody and trippy "True Blood" on HBO any time.

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Anonymous said...

Roeper forgot to mention that "The Lost Boys" wasn't that good of a movie in the first place.

If vampires were real and teenagers could be vampires, what in heaven's name would they be doing still going to high school? Don't any of their teachers notice that they never age? What are they doing, entering their 25th year of senior year? Doesn't the school board notice?

Dracula was a soldier in his previous life as a human being but he you don't see him showing up for drill.

Scott said...

"If vampires were real and teenagers could be vampires, what in heaven's name would they be doing still going to high school?"

I suspect that once you are willing to believe that "vampires were real," you can be expected to suspend a bit more disbelief.

But I used to have the same type of questions about Batman. If he always wears his Bat-suit underneath his regular clothes--as he often does in the comics, but not in the movies--what does he do with his clothes when he becomes Batman? Does he wear his Bat-shoes underneath his regular shoes? And isn't the utility belt a bit bulky? And where does he hide the cape, does he fold it up and store it in the utility belt?

I would think that probably 99% of the time he went out he did NOT turn into Batman. Then he would get sick of always dressing in the Bat-suit just in case something happened and then that ONE time he decided to do this, the Joker showed up and he wasn't ready . . .

So yes, I have thought about some of these logical inconsistencies, but I have come to terms with them.

Anonymous said...

I love the zinger one reviewer of the movie up with: "These aren't vampires. These are fairies!"

Americans marvel at some of the bizarre images in animated Japanese pornography, like women being raped by aliens or sex with demons.

I admit that is more than a little strange but how much stranger is that than a whole series of books and a movie about wanting to bed a teenage vampire?