Thursday, November 20, 2008

Opening Night...

Yes, yes, while people all over the world should be lining up and getting their first look at the latest Harry Potter installment, they're instead drooling over the drippy angst that is Twilight. And, in case it weren't bad enough that WB keeps taunting and teasing us with the fact that Half-Blood Prince is still half a year away, as if to add insult to injury, Twilight's date was moved UP from 12 December to 21 November. Apparently SOMEONE realizes that the fall/Christmas movie market is fairly lucrative. While I'm pretty sure the film released tomorrow is going to be fairly awful, I'm also quite confident it's going to be well-received. They could throw poo on the screen and call it Twilight, and some people will eat it right up anyway. After all, they were content with Breaking Dawn, right?

Recently Julie drew my attention to a relevant and disturbing piece of news:

...Just last week the 22-year-old British actor [Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward] was at an Apple store in New York City when a 7-year-old girl asked to take a photo with him. No big deal, right?

“But then she went really quiet and she was like, 'Can you bite me?' ... It wasn’t a joke...I looked at her and thought, 'Do you know what you’re saying?' There are these kinds of sexual thoughts that come out of people that they don’t even know are sexual.”


There is something seriously so wrong about that. Poor guy, but at least he seems to realize the fans are insane. Good work, SM, another example of even a pre-tween caught up in the subtle, subversive sexual world of Twilight.

And now... back to my GRE prep. Only a couple days left.


  1. Oh my GOSH! That is horrible. 7. Yep. I'm totally crazy.

  2. I'm trying to think of something clever to say but my brain is too fried from seeing Twilight at midnight.

    (Team Jacob FTW!)

  3. This is Lili:
    I am going to pass on this movie. I am choosing to devote my good money towards something more worthwhile. Maybe I will sell my books on ebay, and use the money to buy another movie ticket to something else. Or perhaps I will just watch Harry Potter in honor of what was supposed to take place tonight.

    I have already committed myself to not seeing this movie in theaters, if not at all. Twilight was fun for a while, but now it is just... poop. Like you said. :) Lets have a Harry Potterthon!

  4. I am glad that Robert P. sees the "cult-ish" nature of a lot of the fans. They don't even really know what they are doing, like he said. Sad.