We here at LoveHorror are not big Twilight fans. In fact its safe to say that we think the films suck in every sense of the word, except that is, in any real vampire sense of the word of course.
You need only look at our article on the first movie to see the anger it inspired in us. However it seems we are in the minority as a lot of people out there can’t get enough of the teenage, romantic, slush, mascarading as a vampire movie, better known as the Twilight Saga.
In fact UK and Irish distributor Entertainment One announced that the fourth and penultimate film in the saga – BREAKING DAWN PART 1 – broke records this weekend as it recorded the biggest all time opening for an American film in the UK, grossing £13.9 million.
BREAKING DAWN PART 1 has set the record with £6.35 million as the biggest non-3D opening Friday figure of all time, eclipsing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which grossed £5.9 million. Including 3D films, this Friday figure has charted as the 2nd highest ever.
The film has become the biggest 2D opening of 2011, beating the previous record set by The Inbetweeners Movie which took £13.2 million over 5 days. BREAKING DAWN PART 1 has scored the biggest Twilight opening so far and the fifth biggest three day figure ever behind well established British franchises Harry Potter and James Bond.
So what does that say about the UK cinema audiences? What is the future for the vampire genre? And why is it that a horror film seems to only do well in the cinema if its not really horrible in any way at all?
We want to hear what you have to say because we’re sure that it will be more intelligent, passionate and poignant than any of the dire dialogue spewed forth from the anemic anorexic and her fangless fashion doll of a love interest. It’s just a dragged-out, cash-in of a conversion which is feeding off the over stuffed teenage pockets like a grotesque money grabbing vampire leech, filling their fertile minds with unobtainable dreams and a hate of true horror.
Its over to you what do you think?
By the way here is the trailer just in case you need to get angry about this piece of crap all over again: