Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the Twilight saga. Well, more of the book, okay. But I still have positive reasons for liking the movies, too.
However, the whole vampire brouhaha that has dominated most of the present generation’s idea of books, movies, and even TV shows is more than baffling for me. C’mon, guys, there’s gotta be more to the eyes than fangs and white skins. Right?
Which is mainly why I look forward to the film Vampires Suck.
Fine, you’re probably one of those who think the movie is such a waste of production resources. And, therefore, not worthy of spending time and money on. And fine, who on earth would want to spend so much on something so unoriginal?
But then again, we can all do with a laugh, don’t we? Even over something we’ve really invested in, interests at cost. Plus, let’s face it, there’s this tiny part in all of us that probably echoes: “Why the damned vampire addiction?” and “Finally, something that thinks vampires are getting lame, too.”
More than this, though, I still have minor because’s as to why I would want to watch Vampires Suck.
For one, based on the trailer, the ability of the movie’s crew to actually dress the actors (Matt Latner, Jenn Proske and Chris Riggi) so much like the real ones is commendable. Hey, when I’ve first seen the trailer (via my laptop, hence the small screen/visibility), I’ve really thought it’s a clip from the movie. So I guess there’s as much effort we can give credit to.
Take these examples:
Another, it’s not just about vampires. From the way I see it, the movie is practically about everything that has redefined popularity: Alice in Wonderland, Lady Gaga, and the so-termed ‘hotness’ of some very (physically) blessed human beings. This is proven by one trailer clip that features the imitation-Bella asking imitation-Jacob why he’s taking his shirt off. Then the guy holds up sheets of paper and explains that his contract specifies shirt-ripping every 5 minutes.
This is parody at its best and grandest. From none other than the brilliant minds of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Well, what can we expect from the creators of “Date Movie” and “Epic Movie”, right?
Thus, the third minor reason: sarcasm. The movie is oozing with it. Yeah, you’ve got that right: I just love how people–and things–can slap you in the face and say, “hey, this is what you’re so gaga about“. And I like that people can channel so much animosity into something so hilarious.
Given all these reasons, you bet I’d do what I can to get movie passes for this one. Vampires Suck is set to be shown in Philippine cinemas this week, on August 25.
Again, don’t get me wrong: I do love Twilight. But let me laugh on this one, please? Maybe you could, too. Unleash that self-doubt-over-interests yourself. And just laugh. Let’s watch!