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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