Here is a post I made in the POTC thread and I thought I would start up my own thread on the topic since we started a good discussion there. Also I have just attempted again to finish 'New Moon' the movie and I have once again subsequently failed. Urrrgh I cant help it but everytime Edward turns up on screen I cant help but take pleasure in the fact that Voldermort PWND his sparkly butt! haha..... Anyway heres what I wrote.
My two cents on the whole twilight thing, (sorry if this offends anyone especially its just my review on the situation), I think there could have been alot of potential with the films in the Twilight Saga. I'm a guy and heck I like a good romance movie once in a while there dosnt always have to be action involved but and this is a BIG but it has to be handled well.
Ok so the books arnt the greatest piece of classical fiction ever to be written but with the kind of popularity that they have the films needed to have a heck of alot more thrown at them. When I saw the first one at the cinema I thought it looked like I was watching a direct to DVD movie, the quality of the picture was awful (I think its because of the cameras they used), and the script was rather shocking. I'm always a firm believer in the fact that an actor is only as good as their script. I dont get why people say Kristen Stuart is an awful actress?!?! Check out Adventureland forgoodness sake haha. Also Robert Patterson was pretty decent in Goblet of fire so we know he has some talent or at least acting skills. But these films are making these somewhat decent actors into robots and its all because of the script. Taylor Lautner in my opinion is a lost cause haha, he seems to be one of those models turned "actors" who probably isnt going to go very far after this series.
In my opinion it all boils down to one thing.... MONEY! Thats right once again its money which has probably ruined a francise. Of course in the producers minds the francise isnt ruined because its making millions but thats because Twihards will pay money to see anything twilight related. I mean its been ruined because it will not stand the test of time. Harry Potter was picked up by Warner Bros. Which is a MASSIVE studio and they throw hundreds of millions of dollars at each installment and it shows in the quality of the filmaking. Harry Potter gets is a critical success as well as a finacial one. When Twilight is the exact opposite.
My final thoughts on Twilight? For me the story in the films and the backgrounds of werewolfs and vampires dosnt bother me nor does the lack of action. Its the scriptwriting, Acting and movie making quality that annoys me and its just a shame that it could have been something waaaaay more than it is.
What do all of ya'll think of the situation?