Twilight and Vampires

Saw the last Twilight movie last night. Mind you, it was also the first one I saw, so my opinion might not be entirely valid, but I think it was too cliché-ridden and I did not care for the way vampires were portrayed. It pandered too much to young girls for my liking, but granted, they are the target audience.

The battle scene was good, but I did not care for how they rewound the time, so that nothing ever really happened. I understand that this was Bella’s first appearance as a vampire, so why she was so amazingly strong was a bit silly. I like the way True Blood handles vampire strength, i.e. the longer you’ve been a vampire, the stronger you are. Godric and his introspective mind in True Blood was more awesome than Aro and his naive lust for power could ever be.

Watch this, not that, Juha edition: Don’t see Twilight, see True Blood… Or better yet Bram Stoker’s Dracula from 1992 with Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins and Wynona Ryder.

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