Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Twilight Haters of the World Unite!

Oh Twilight - like the monster (vampire?) at the end of the movie, the book just won't go away. Here are a few resources for people who (like me) want the book/ movie/ phenomenon that is Twilight to be sucked into a black hole:
  • Roger Ebert's review, while not as scathing as I had hoped for, makes some interesting points regarding the nature of Bella and Edward's relationship and the ridiculous amount of pan stick the actors playing the vampires must endure for teenybopper entertainment.
  • The Dari Burger, which usually focuses on the enduring crappiness of Sweet Valley High, is now analyzing/ tearing apart the new, shiny (like Edward in the sun) crappiness of Twilight. One of the highlights is an imagined conversation between the blog's author and Stephanie Meyer. While some might argue that Ms. Meyer might not deserve to be hated on this much, her obsession with Edward (which leaves Shonda Rhimes's obsession with McDreamy in the dust) and her tendency to compare her work to that of classic authors (Jane Austen and Shakespeare) make me feel that some of the hate is justified. Quite frankly, I like to think that Jane Austen would HATE Bella with a sincere passion and eviscerate her verbally if given the chance.
  • The incomparable Mrs. Giggles offers her views on Twilight; unsurprisingly, they aren't very complimentary. To give you a small taste of what she thinks about the book, she calls it pornography for teenage girls...
  • The amazing ladies at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (don't you just love that name?) reviewed Twilight and gave it a solid D+. SB Sarah seems particularly affronted by the decidedly meh character of Bella.
I know that is is very wrong, but all this hating on Twilight warms the cockles of my heart in ways that a sparkly, undead boyfriend could never hope to do.

5 comments:

Emily K said...

hey, I made some Twilight-hater shirts (maybe more on the way soon). You don't need to buy one but I'm trying to get the word out. :-)

you might also like my youtube video, in which Reality bites Twilight and sucks it dry...

tgs said...

Thanks for the info and the comment Emily! I might just have to get one of your shirts :)

molly said...

twilight. a waste of trees

Anonymous said...

twilight is a waste of trees

Anonymous said...

I absolutely hate Twilight. It's the most trashy pile of doggy-doo ever released into the world of reading. It actualy makes me feel sick when my friend say it's good. It's adictive, yes, but it is the worst written, un-imagenitive, Gramatically in-correct and iritating book I've ever heard of. This is the bravest man I have ever seen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L253VLwH3w