Thursday, November 27, 2008

Twilight movie reviews

Entertainment Weekly has a roundup of the reviews of the Twilight movie (not out in Australia till 11 December unless you've got tickets to an advance screening) here.  Interesting to read the reader comments (many of them negative)

Or read an amusingly snarky-eyed view of them here.

The consensus seems to be that if you like that sort of thing, you'll like it; ie. it's probably similar to a film like Dirty Dancing, involving swooning fans and bewildered critics.  Sometimes a meringue movie is an excellent thing.  But only if you like meringue movies.  And among the hardcore Twilight fans, there are bound to be those charmed and those appalled by any film that translates their imaginations onto a screen.

EW also has an article about filming New Moon (the success of the first film fuelling the second).  Also, a box office analysis of Twilight's opening week - at $US70+ million, it's the largest opening weekend for a film directed by one woman.

If you love Twilight, you probably don't want to read Twilight: The lost script.  (If you like snark, you do).  That was the source of the image above.


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