|L-R: Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart |
Of all the painful things I have watched over
the years, I think the 'Twilight' series is what I would call an assault on the
senses. The tale of the poor lost girl confused between the pale white vampire
and the shirtless wolf, sounds ridiculous even on paper, as I type the words.
Movies about teenage
love aren’t the smartest. Of course, there are a few which actually take the
teenage angst, confusion and absurdity of adolescence to create something
wonderful. But then there are always blockbusters like ‘Twilight’ that
strengthen the belief that ridiculousness garners big bucks and thousands of
Probably it is because
I never read the book or maybe it has nothing to do with the film, but it hard
to keep staring at the powdery white Edward (who is more scary than attractive)
and horny Bella (her mouth is perpetually open) who stares at him with such
intensity that I actually have an urge to institutionalize her. The only good
thing about the film is Taylor Lautner’s upper body but seriously how long can
you possible stare at it. This is the only movie which is more entertaining when
seen in Hindi or as a English spoof or a serious hindi remake. -> [Check ‘VampiresSuck’ and ‘Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani’ ]
This is, obviously,
not a review of the movies (last one is still to release). No one really needs
to read my opinion to know how bad they are. But it is what they stand for that
really makes them so fascinating. An over dramatic saga, which has the
protagonist asking to be ‘bitten’ to finally consummate her love with her dead
lover, has been followed madly by the screaming teenagers all over the world.
Brushing it aside as a passing fad was much first instinct, but this ‘passing
fad’ does make me wonder about the generation to come. Is this what they
connect with? Has the definition of ‘love’ become so twisted now and how is it possible
that millions actually believe in such stupidity? Is there something wrong with
them or with me?
Every generation has
its own share of ridiculous fads but the truly popular ones actually have some soul.
And that is what scares me about this movie. A movie about finding love by
losing your soul? What has the world come down to?
Labels: Action, English, Romance, Watch with low expectations