Is the ‘Twilight’ Saga really all that bad?

Along with the throngs of female fans, it seems that the ‘Twilight’ saga has another group that feels just as passionately about the series, although their feelings go in another direction.  It seems anywhere you go, whether it is online or in person, whenever the subject of the ‘Twilight’ movie or book series comes up, people take to their corners ready for a fight.  I’ve never heard someone say they “kinda liked” the series, it is either a love/hate situation it seems.

My question is for all the ‘Twilight’ haters out there…is it really worth the effort?  Now don’t get me wrong, I sympathize with the many men out there who have been dragged to the theaters by their wives or girlfriends to see what is obviously a chick flick.  Of course, I don’t blame those women, I myself have made my husband accompany me to each movie premiere…after all, what good is a romantic movie without the one you love?  Of course, the movies don’t seem to put him in the best mood, so maybe it backfires.

I also have to admit, that while I thought the books were decent, they will never be great literary masterpieces.  Ten years from now, the movies and the books will likely just be reflected upon as a fad.  I also must admit that while I do like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, I prefer them in other roles.  Stewart is much better in sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek comedies or horror flicks, and Pattinson can be a great dramatic actor as shown in ‘Remember Me’ and ‘Water for Elephants’.

That said, I still don’t get the excessive hate that radiates from some ‘Twilight’ critics.  Is the series really that much worse than many other teen movies?  Isn’t adolescence somewhat marked by ridiculous displays of emotion and endless drama?  And even if you want your vampires to suck blood rather than sparkle, is it really hurting anyone?  It’s not like all of the classic literature and movies about vampires will be overthrown by this one series.

Also, did you ever realize that by spending so much effort and time degrading the ‘Twilight’ series you are actually helping it to grow?  Even negative publicity is still publicity after all.  You might want to ask yourself as well why you want to spend so much time thinking about something you hate.  Is it a sort of masochism?  Hmmm….just some things to think about.

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16 thoughts on “Is the ‘Twilight’ Saga really all that bad?”

  1. Actually, I think I fit into the “kinda like” category…

    Personally, I feel that most haters of just about anything mainstream media related are hating that that “trash” is getting so much attention. Not that I’ve encountered a lot of Twilight hating (I don’t do much in the obsessive fandom or it’s mirrorverse counterpart), but I’ll bet that they’re reacting more to the popularity of the series rather than the positive or negative aspects of the series itself. And if Twi-Hard fans are anything like I think they are, who can really blame them?

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