Toronto Mike


A Movie Reel

Twilight: 5 out of 10.

My wife loves the Twilight books.  She's read them all, and raves about them.  My only exposure to Twilight was all the awards the movie won at the recent MTV Movie Awards, and that's usually the kiss of death for a flick.  Still, I was optimistic when we slipped the Twilight DVD in last night after a very disappointing hockey game.

Twilight is probably really deep and intense for the 17-year old crowd, but for those of us twice that age, it's a slow, boring piece of melodrama that leaves you wondering what all the hype was about.  I kept waiting for the movie to actually start, then I realized it was almost over.

I watched True Blood from HBO and found it to be far more interesting, sexy and worthy of attention.  In fact, Twilight felt like Dawson's Creek meets True Blood, only not nearly as good as that sounds.

In the words of Roger Ebert, Twilight will mesmerize its target audience, 16-year-old girls and their grandmothers.

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