I’m going to be blunt with you for a moment. Recently, I finally was able to watch Twilight (which waited until New Moon was almost on freakin’ DVD before it even got to Showtime!) for the very first time.
Being someone who has a sixth sense that allows me to get a pretty good vibe from movies based on their trailers, my expectations were not very high. I was, however, full of hope that this vampire phenomena would somehow surprise me and turn out to be a good time.
It was not.
This is obviously all just my own personal opinion, but frankly, Twilight was one of the messiest, slapped-together-to-make-billions-off-of-a-popular-book-series movies I’ve ever seen. I think it could have been a hell of a lot better with a different director and some different casting, but that wasn’t the case. There was nothing compelling about it, the acting was completely forced, and the situations were so unbearably awkward that I literally felt like I needed to take out my cell phone and fake-text people in order to “get away” from it all. And seriously — why did they wait until there was 20 minutes left to bring in a big meany-head bully vampire that you don’t even have time to hate before he’s dragged off and you have zero idea what happened to him? I demand sooner vampire conflict, damnit!
OK — now that I’ve been able to vent that off on you, how about some new anti-Twilight fun!
Yours and my favorite pilot of all time, Wash from Firefly (Alan Tudyk), was seen at some event wearing quite the anti-Twilight t-shirt, which you can see below. Be warned, SOME may take offense; but in all seriousness, if this really offends you, then you would desperately need a sense of humor, kids.
This of course isn’t the first time we’ve seen other favorites of ours rising up against the tyranny of Twilight.
Back in November when our favorite heroic hitmen, the Boondock Saints, had their sequel Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day on the way, they had a little fun with the arcade game Big Game Hunter and an Edward Cullen cardboard cutout, and we all giggled with glee (Read: The Boondock Saints Realize The Sins Of “˜Twilight’ & Take Out Robert Pattinson In True Saints Fashion).
Oh, and let us not forget that brilliant little intervention that was put on in an attempt at talking some sense into the hordes of fans of these movies (Read: “˜Twilight’ Fans Receive Much-Needed Intervention At Special “˜New Moon’ Screening).
Again, all of this is just in good fun. If you dig Twilight, then by all means, enjoy away. I just happen to be on the other side, hoping that some day soon you will have a life-changing revelation, and see things in a much clearer light.
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