Maybe I'm out of the loop, but having watched the first movie, I found it to be nothing more than a low budget teenage love story.
What's with all the fuss about it? Why am I seeing girls and ladies alike fall flat on the floor at the mere mention of "Edward from Twilight"? I had a look at him and while I can't claim to be a supermodel myself, he didn't exactly look like Prince Charming, if you know what I mean. And he's not exactly a great actor. What's so special about it all?
You'd think it was a new Harry Potter, but it's basically just a story about a vampire who falls in love with a mortal and vice versa. Wait, wait, where have I heard this before? Oh yeah, Underworld! Color me clueless, but isn't Twilight almost like Underworld, except the main characters are, like, 10 years younger, there's less fighting, less (good) special effects, less sexy ladies and more zomgdrama?
Don't get me wrong, I found the movie to be a decent action/love flick, but I don't see why people are going crazy over it. It's like they took Buffy the Vampire Slayer, added a little One Tree Hill and turned it into a movie. We've all seen it before.
Am I sounding too biased? Maybe, I don't know. I'm just tired of hearing about Twilight these days. I went to a book store, looking for the sequel to City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (excellent trilogy, by the way, The Mortal Instruments
), but I couldn't find any English literature. I found a guy who worked there and asked him where they kept their English books and he pointed me to a shelf filled with Twilight. I was like "Are you kidding me?"