I watched Twilight after getting a few suggestions for parodying/referencing it. I realized that the only things I knew about the movie were from other parodies :) So, I figured, to make fun of it, I should watch it first.
While there’s no doubt that there’s much in the movie to poke fun at and most of the dialogue is extremely corny (ie. “I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him” *gag* I’m married and I think that’s a little excessive :) ), it had some neat concepts. The vampires’ relationship with humans was something to note. Their leader, a doctor, believed in helping humanity, rather than eating it. The vampire family, therefore, fed on animals for sustenance. Animal blood, however, wasn’t as satisfying as human blood, so the vampires had to struggle to fight the thirst to maintain their “good standing” with the humans. Add Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson into the mix, throw in some Hollywood high school romance, and the “thirst” translates into forbidden teenage lust, which equals big bucks at the box office, apparently :)
Vampires controlling their thirst for the good of mankind is something I’ve only seen in Blade (but he’s just a half-vampire). Are there any other movies that feature human-sympathizing bloodsuckers (preferably without the corniness, please)?
One thing I didn’t find so amusing was the concept of the vampires “twinkling” in the sunlight. That’s right, sunlight is harmless to Twilight’s vampires. NOT COOL. The only reason the vampires stay out of the sun is to keep their vampirism a secret. Call me old-fashioned, but the only thing that sunlight should do to a vampire is burn it to a crisp.
Anyways, not the best movie, but I’ve seen worse :)
If you’re still with me, enjoy Scene 12 – “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”!
This scene is a whopping 1 megabyte in size (biggest one yet!), so please be patient as it loads :)
PS. Kristen Stewart would make an excellent zombie.