Really? A chic-flick Vampire Movie?

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Is nothing sacred any more???  I saw a preview for Twilight (2008) and thought to myself, “Cool – A new vampire movie is coming out!”  I NEVER would have imaged it to be a CHICK FLICK!  Some of you may not know that I enjoy this particular type of movie, but vampire movies are at the top of my list of “types of movies I enjoy despite my being religious”.  Most recently, I enjoyed I Am Legend (2007) – the book was vampire, the movie, not so much – Underworld (2003) and Underworld: Evolution (2006); I’ve seen all three of the Blade movies (1998, 2002, 2004) with Wesley Snipes although they weren’t very good; My all time favorite is The Lost Boys (1987) – they just don’t make classics like that anymore.  I even sat through Vampire’s Kiss (1989) with Nicolas Cage which was one of the worse movies ever.  Interview with a VampireBuffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel (TV Series), I could go on an on, but back to Twilight…

You can image how I would be excited about a new vampire movie.  So, I went to see it.  I was a bit suprised to see so many girls in the theater – I mean, this is a vampire movie, right?  What I didn’t know was that the movie is based on a young adult novel by Stephenie Meyers (Twilight).  The entire movie was filled with awkward teenage “saved by the bell” moments, which wouldn’t have bothered me if it weren’t for the constant giggling all around me.  I felt like I was crashing a slumber party with a bunch of school girls (I’m a dad, there is nothing exciting about that idea for me).

As with every vampire movie, the were several twists to the traditional vampire legend – no garlic, I don’t remember seeing a single fang, and sunlight didn’t have quite the same affect as expected.  They did elude to the tension with werewolves – which is traditionally the Hatfields verses the McCoys for vampires stories, but there were no actual werewolves in the film.  I did have a favorite line in the movie:

Chick: I want answers

Dude: Yes… No… To get to the other side… 1.77245…

Chick: I don’t want to know the square root of PI!

Dude: You knew that was the square root of pi???

The movie itself, 2 1/2 out of 4 stars, the overall experince, 1 out of 4 stars…

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  3. Donella

    How could you have not known?!?! haha. There’s been so much publicity about it and where ever that lead actor appears- herds of screaming banshees… oops I mean teenaged girls follow.

    I also consider Interview with a Vampire a chick-flick vampire movie… but that could just be because its one of my favs! Have you read the books? The books are much better than the movies (queen of the damned was a typical cheesy sequal). I like the later ones where Anne RIce gets into the back stories. Its such good fiction. I thought it was kinda funny with the warning) of Harry Potter. I had a friend whose family had an intervention with another family for their daughter about hwo she shouldn’t be reading HP (she picked it up in the library). I happened to come into it because my friend and I were going to hang out that evening- and they asked for my opinion on the book. they didn’t quite like the fact that I read the books and really liked them and could point out the Christian influences in them. I wasn’t invited back over for a while after that.

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