10 Most Critically Acclaimed Twilight Criticisms
While countless girls around the world swoon at the thought of having an Edward Cullen in their lives, thousands of people are also disgusted with this book/film. Thus, the classic war between Twilight lovers and haters ensued.
Coming home from school one day, I found my sister and law, cousins and some of our friends watching a film so intently. The film is entitled “Twilight” and after watching for 5 minutes, I was quick to find out that this is just another girly fantasy flick away from reality. But unlike other Twilight critics, I am not too zealous or emphatic about my Twilight criticisms. For me, those who are too emphatic and angry about their dislike for Twilight are equally silly to those who are raging Twilight fans (yeah, those who memorize multiple paragraphs of Bella dialogues and own the entire book series).
In my opinion, Twilight is not entirely bad. It’s just not worth giving five stars. You won’t gag or vomit just for watching this film. I mean, let’s not exaggerate, people. It’s just a film! Let’s make fun of its shortcomings and magnify some of its good aspects, if any.
Let’s pause for a short clip from the movie:
Ok, here are 10 Most Commonly Said Criticisms About Twilight. This applies to both the book and the movie. I’m sure you’ve heard Twilight haters and critics say this at one point or another:
- Bella has deficient social skills and yet she quickly fits in and belongs to her new school. How did that happen so fast? Author’s favoritism, perhaps.
- Somewhere in the film, Edward mentions that to stay in the town, he had to go back to high school and graduate over and over again. Hello? Does this school have a yearbook or something. Didn’t they notice that this Mr. Cullen has graduated X number times already since the world began?
- Edward is so gay and yet the author/director tries to make him as masculine as he can. Remember, “the sad, masochistic lion?”. Stop pretending, Edward.
- Edward keeps on doing things that would have freaked out any girl in real life. He watches Bella sleep, he keeps popping out in unexpected places, he practically sends this alarming message to Bella: “I thirst for your blood, but don’t worry I’m a vegetarian”. (my rephrase)
- It’s the first time we’ve heard of a “good”, well meaning, harmless vampire family who doesn’t hurt anyone.
- At the beginning of the film, Bella narrates that “she hasn’t given much thought of how she would die…” (my rephrase), which made viewers expect that she would die, but guess what, she didn’t! Bummer.
- When Edward sucked Bella’s blood to save her life, he had difficulty stopping himself from the temptation of drinking up all of the blood in her body. Is Edward truly, romantically and sexually inclined with Bella or he just craves the warm blood in her veins? Spooky.
- Edward literally refused a sexual offer by Bella, believing that, if they proceed to intercourse, “it would kill Bella”. What?! Now Edward turns into a sadist!
- That scene when Edward and Bella became lab partners and they were in front of the microscope is just too cheesy.
- Edward has no talent except climbing trees. And oh, he plays the piano too, but we didn’t hear it. Good show, Edward.
So there you go, you’ve seen the top ten most common objections about Twilight. On the other hand, even though I’m outspoken about my criticisms about Twilight, I’m not one of those people who would kill, destroy, and burn cities just to hate on this film. It’s just a film, and it is meant to be watched. I enjoyed watching it because I had some quality time with my family and friends. At the same time, I had fun giving some sarcastic comments while we’re all watching. They hated me for it, but afterwards we all ordered some pizza.