Thursday, 29 November 2012
Warning – if you haven’t seen The Twilight Saga and want to watch it (for some insane reason) – DON’T!!!!
If you insist on watching it, despite my warning, this post may contain spoilers! And I’m not talking about the plot.
I like vampires and I love stories and novels involving these horrific creatures of the night but I have one thing to say about The Twilight Saga.
It is official:
The Twilight Saga is rubbish!
Last night, I had to pay a heavy price for dragging Mrs PM to see The Avengers (or as it’s called in the UK The Avengers Assemble) earlier this year.
She told me that I would have to go and see a film of her choice and so keen was I that I agreed immediately. Last night was payback.
Last night I had to go to the cinema to watch Breaking Dawn Part Two the final film in The Twilight Saga.
I had already seen the first three movies and had decided that I was not going to watch the remainder of the series – because it was utter rubbish.
I know what you’re asking:
“Why did you see THREE of the films if you think they are rubbish?”
I saw the first film on Sky Movies because it was on. I had heard that it was all about vampires and watched it because of my love of everything to do with undead bloodsucking monsters. Imagine how horrified I was when I sat through two hours of romantic tosh.
The second movie was on a long haul flight when there was quite literally nothing else to do. I had finished my book and was so bored that I was counting the hairs on the head of the woman snoring next to me. I had to watch a film – it was the only one on. It was two hours of romantic tosh.
The third movie was also on a long haul flight. Again I was so bored that this time I actually started reading the in-flight magazine. I had to watch a film. When I saw the choices, I sighed in disgust but watched it anyway. It was two hours of romantic tosh.
I vowed not to watch any more.
That was until Mrs PM told me the film she wanted to see.
“AWWW NOOO!!!!” I wailed. “You said you ENJOYED The Avengers Assemble. You CAN’T make me go to see that garbage. I haven’t even seen the FOURTH one.”
My pleas fell on deaf ears. I actually paid money to watch the fourth movie, Breaking Dawn Part One, on my laptop from Sky Anytime, and sat in the lounge having connected it to the TV, so that I would have at least an inkling about what was going on in the fifth movie.
Liquorice, my hellcat, was sitting on my lap staring at me as I struggled through the film. Liquorice stared at me as if to say:
“If you rant once or vomit at the insipid nature of this film, I will tear your face off into little strips. You will wish that you had been savaged by a vampire.”
She's a very eloquent cat.
“Not one of these useless vampires,” I wailed. “I’d rather be savaged by YOU than one of these bland bloodsuckers. Liquorice, YOU are far more scary than these limp vamps.”
She agreed and I watched it while trying desperately to control my reactions. Actually, half way through I was tempted to piss Liquorice off so that she would put me out of my misery.
In the cinema last night, I watched the final part and wasted two hours of my life, while desperately trying not to stand up and scream at the screen and the rest of the audience, who were mostly women. The only other men there were young guys trying to show how romantic they were, and other idiots like me who had been dragged to the cinema to suffer this drivel.
Although Mrs PM had forbidden me from bringing my soapbox along, I managed to sneak it in.
At one point, towards the end, when they were singing “I will love you forever,” I said, to myself but sadly loudly enough for Mrs PM to hear:
“For God’s sake – when is this crap going to END?”
She realised I had brought my soapbox.
Now I realise that there are a lot of Twilight fans out there and they are mostly women (probably ALL women).
Please allow me to tell you why I think that The Twilight Saga is rubbish.
(1) The Vampires are tedium personified.
Vampires are supposed to be evil creatures, driven by blood lust; they are insatiable monsters with no feelings and no desires other than guzzling as much blood as they can from human beings.
Instead, in Twilight, we are presented with a bunch of toothless chumps, none more so than Edward Cullen, the main “vampire” played by Robert Pattinson.
(2) The Vampires are not monsters.
Vampires are supposed to be totally scary and, if you are human, you should be terrified of having all of the blood sucked out of your body through hideously long fangs that puncture your neck and draw all of your lifeblood through the carotid artery.
In some movies and novels, vampires tear their victims apart, such is their insatiable appetite for blood.
In Twilight they don’t even have bloody fangs.
(3) The Vampires sparkle in daylight.
What is going on?
Vampires, when confronted by the sun, explode in a tsunami of burning flesh, or melt into a pile of ash. The do not “twinkle” like they do in this cesspit of a saga.
(4) The Werewolves can change at the drop of a paw.
Werewolves change into murderous monsters when the full moon rises – and rip human beings to bits in an orgy of bestial ferocity. They wake up totally unaware of what they have done.
Not in Twilight - OH NO!
The Twilight wolves are like big growling puppies and can change whenever they feel the need to be lead around on a lead.
(5) Jacob Black is stupid idiot.
This “werewolf” cuts off his hair and flexes his muscles and turns into a whimpering mutt that growls a lot. He rages about vampires but does nothing about them other than moan in human form and growl in wolf form.
He seems to spend the entire set of films looking as if he’s going to burst into tears.
And worst of all, he has a crush on Bella Swann.
(6) Bella Swann is wetter than a fish’s armpit.
The reason the main character, Bella Swann, is torn between a vampire and a werewolf is that no human male would touch her with a bargepole.
While Kristen Stewart isn’t a bad looking lass, the character is deplorable.
If I had been a vampire I would have drained her blood and cast her aside.
If I had been a werewolf I would have not bothered ripping her throat out because werewolves traditionally do not like fish.
(7) Edward Cullen is the worst Vampire in the history of the Vampiric race.
I hope that Robert Pattinson isn’t as lame as Edward Cullen.
He’s about as terrifying as a kitten playing with a ball of wool.
Even when Edward Cullen is supposed to be scary, he simply isn’t.
And since when did vampires wear hair gel and look completely and utterly lost when around humans?
He looks like he’s two fangs short of being a vampire. I wish somebody had put him out of his misery at the start of the film. Then perhaps Bella Swann would have faded into obscurity.
He is a DISGRACE!!!
(8) Is there anything good about The Twilight Saga, you moaning Mancunian git?
I can hear you asking – do you think there are any GOOD points in The Twilight Saga?”
Yes – the vampire/werewolf fight at the end of the final film – where I hoped that we would see lots of blood and gore. I liked seeing heads ripped off and the main characters gradually being killed off – but then they spoiled it by making it all a vision of the future.
And they all bloody well survived – even soppy old Jacob Black who all of a sudden being a vampire baby’s pet pooch.
I won’t ever watch these films again.
Vampires are meant to be evil, blood-sucking monsters who scare the hell out of people before eating them and causing a painful horrible death.
They are not soppy gel-wearing idiots that fall in love with fishy females.
Werewolves are equally vicious monsters who rip the throat out of girls.
They do not allow girls to put a lead on them, take them for a walk and pick up their poo.
Bella Swann should never have had a boyfriend – she doesn’t deserve one.
If you like vampires – watch True Blood or read the Sookie Stackhouse novels from whence the series came. They are proper vampires.
Or the Blade Trilogy, particularly Blade II, where the vampires themselves are hunted by a more horrific species of vampire.
Or better still, read Brian Lumley’s Necroscope series, where the vampires are so evil and monstrous that they scare me half to death just thinking about them. If ever they make a movie out of Necroscope it wills scare the Twilight audience so much they won’t sleep for a year.
There is one good thing about Breaking Dawn Part Two – I managed to amass approximately 10,000 Brownie Points from Mrs PM.
I will probably lose them when she reads this post.