Ken Harrison 6:41 p.m., Dec. 12
So, my daughter, who has suffered through several episodes of Hawaii Five-0, and Star Trek movies recently, cashed in her chips with me and made me watch...ugghhh..Twilite. I had never seen this movie, I had heard of it though. She has this dude's posters all over her room. I think he, Edward, looks like a cross between the Joker and Matt Dillon, but what do I know? When I was a teenager girls were drooling over John Stamos and Don Johnson. The times have changed!
The new TWILITE is coming out tomorrow and she wants me to take her. So we watched the first one this past weekend, which I got for her on BLURAY a few months back.
It’s your typical daytime soap story but with vampires instead of the usual roughneck/mob teenaged boys. The girl, Belle, is one of these innocent virgin type girls with ‘questionable’ parents and she is just starving to be accepted.
Of course she is attracted to the ‘loner’ Matt Dillon type fellow who is the roughest of the roughnecks. Have you seen the show Parental Control? This guy is one of those guys you don’t want your daughter to date, but she wants to date because she believes she can tame him. Its soap-opera 101. I saw this with Luke Spenser and Sonny Corrinthos, two of Soap Opera's worst male characters of all times!!!
My daughter denies this is why she and all her friends (my daughter is 15) like the movie. But we all know the truth. I saw a recent article trying to explain this fixation with roughnecks that women have. It’s an instinctive thing. It’s the old “alpha male” thing playing out in a more subtle way. And it sells!!!
And, okay; I have to admit I thought it was okay, WHEN seen through the eyes of a teenager. I prefer my teenaged movies (Fast Times—Breakfast Club) but I can see the allure it has on her and her friends. Teenage boys are drooling over Transformers and Superhero movies. The girls are drooling over vampires and werewolves.
So, this weekend I will be going to see the new Twilite. I will be surrounded by a bunch of teenage nymphs as they drool over vampires and werewolves. Gee, I can’t wait.