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    Quote Originally Posted by Unkindloving View Post
    Why is it popular?
    Hopeless girls, who are typically awkward and unfortunate, take comfort in the idea of both a vampire and a werewolf obsessing over a baseless female protagonist that they can relate to.
    That's really all it is.
    This. The female lead is scientifically engineered to be as bland as possible, making it so girls can pretend to be her. Even Kristen Stewart somehow manages to be both pretty and completely bland. So much so that I'm still not convinced that she really exists. CGI is pretty amazing these days...

    Combine that with older dudes that love her AND are dangerous to her, and you got yourself a million dollar franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Eyebrows View Post
    Also, I have seen New Moon
    I think that was the one I saw. Was it all about that vampire guy thinking "oh, I can't be with her since I'm a bad ass vampire" and then changing his mind in the end? Goddamn, such bullshit... I've seen many many crappy B-movies that were not such a waste of my time. Like last week I saw Death Wish 3. At least that was funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    I don't find him particularly cute either, but he plays the character with an incredible amount of intensity and danger, while showing a great deal of vulnerability

    That, in itself = in many women

    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    This. The female lead is scientifically engineered to be as bland as possible, making it so girls can pretend to be her. Even Kristen Stewart somehow manages to be both pretty and completely bland. So much so that I'm still not convinced that she really exists. CGI is pretty amazing these days...

    Combine that with older dudes that love her AND are dangerous to her, and you got yourself a million dollar franchise.

    So these two things in combination are the recipe for success, I guess. I sort of half-watched it with my tween daughters a while back and thought it was kind of a snore-fest. I'll have to watch it again with them with this in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    This. The female lead is scientifically engineered to be as bland as possible, making it so girls can pretend to be her. Even Kristen Stewart somehow manages to be both pretty and completely bland. So much so that I'm still not convinced that she really exists. CGI is pretty amazing these days...

    Combine that with older dudes that love her AND are dangerous to her, and you got yourself a million dollar franchise.

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    Honestly, it satisfies the basic needs of teenage girls:

    -So Eddie and that Werewolf guy are good looking. End of story.

    -They exert masculinity and in some sort of masochistic way, teenage girls would KILL to be bitten by the Vampires or abused by the Werewolves.

    -It's fantasy. It's pathetic, but it is fantasy...some chicks are into that sort of thing. It's surreal to them.

    And...I think it gives young girls hope. Maybe false hope. But hope that hopefully some day they'll find an Edward or a Jacob. So, in this respect, I kind of feel bad for giving Twilight such a hard time.

    But it still makes me puke.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    An old friend of mine likes those movies because "they're just like Harry Potter, but more mature". Yeah, drooling over vampires is really mature.


    I haven't read these things, but from what I've heard from it, it makes me think even my writing is better. And I'm a fucking amateur!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Kat View Post
    An old friend of mine likes those movies because "they're just like Harry Potter, but more mature". Yeah, drooling over vampires is really mature.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    And "D'oh!" it is.
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    As a romance novel enthusiast, the books were highly enjoyable.



    Intellectually stimulating?

    No.

    But Stephanie Meyer knows how to write romance and fantasy, at a C-grade level, but still.

    I ate up all four novels and thoroughly enjoyed them.

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    also from what I hear, all the characters seem really emotionally unstable, low in self-esteem and unhealthy, making the relationships really messed up.

    then again, maybe a lot of high school relationships are actually like that? I don't know, my experience is limited. And not that "typical hollywood" relationships are necessarily more functional, but these ones seem remarkably dysfunctional.

    maybe I'm mistaken, since I haven't actually read/seen them. But they really make me uneasy.
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