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    Posted: November 19 2008 at 4:42am

WITH OVER 15,000 RATINGS at the IMDb and an OVERALL SCORE of JUST 5.8 OUT of 10 (and ONLY PRE-SCREENED IT for CRITICS at the BERRY LAST MINUTE) TWILIGHT COULD BE CONSIDERED the SURPRISE TOOTHLESS WONDER of FALL 2008...

WE LIKE to THINK of IT as the VAMPIRE EQUIVALENT of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 -- BUT in THIS CASE, the TEEN-AGED CHARACTERS LITERALLY SUCK! 

SO GO AHEAD, SINK YOUR TEETH into THIS ONE: AGREE, DISAGREE or POST TOTAL GIBBERISH...WE PROMISE -- WE WON'T BITE BACK!


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This one sure looks like a nice, juicy, PERFECT Razzie target.

If all those young actors spent any more time "posing" than they do, this movie might be mistaken for "House of Whacks"!! 

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Although this movie has been getting buzz like crazy and is everywhere I look, it screams "Razzie". 1. It's target audience is ... 14 year old girls, the same who made "HSM 3" #1 at the Box Office two weeks in a row, and made "Titanic" the top grossing movie of all time. 2. It already has two sequels lined up, ie. the studio is already milking it as a cash cow. 3. It looks like "The OC", "One Tree Hill", "Gossip Girl", "90210", etc. but with vampires. Yawn!

My forecast: teenage girls make it #1 movie of the week, only to have critics rip it a new one the following week. Special Razzie nod: "Worst Teenaged Bait Movie" (add "HSM 3" to that list as well).

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YES! YES! YES! THANK YOU GOD!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2008 at 9:06am
Transylvania 90210. We used to have cool vampires like Bela Lugosi and  Christopher Lee. Then vampires somehow morphed into @ss-kicking martial arts specialists like we saw in Blade. That was bad enough, but now this? Since the President-elect has already weighed in on the college football playoff debate, perhaps we could get him to release an executive order proclaiming movies about vampires to be henceforth illegal.
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Right now it's sitting at 43% approval rating; not a good sign.....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2008 at 9:50am

OMG! I SOOOO WANNA SEE THIS MOVIE! ARGGHHHH! I WAITED 8546050 HOURS TO SEE THE STARS IN THE MALL!!!! I'VE ORDERED TICKETS FOR A MIDNIGHT SHOWING TONIGHT FOR $4540654!!!!!!! I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!!!

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Okay, I'm confused -- Is this posting moviewizeguy acting like he's a 14-year-old TWILIGHT fan...or has he been bitten by a teen vampire and actually morphed into a 14-year-old girl??? 

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I am confused as well. I'm hoping it's the former, because the latter is just plain scary! 

Originally posted by moviewizguy

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Okay, I'm confused -- Is this posting moviewizeguy acting like he's a 14-year-old TWILIGHT fan...or has he been bitten by a teen vampire and actually morphed into a 14-year-old girl??? 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Movie Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2008 at 3:40am

I think moviewizguy is over-reacting to the situation.

But if this movie does get nominated, HeadRazz, get ready to face the wrath of angry teenage girls... 

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RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Hey, we've faced the wrath of Scientologists, Bushies and all three of Tom Green's fans with our past choices -- I think we can handle the slings and arrows of a bunch of pubescent females...
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Am I the only person who thinks that MAYBE... POSSIBLY... moviewizguy was being sarcastic?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SchumacherH8ter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2008 at 10:38am
A bunch of girls were saying that they weren't interested with the movie, but they loved the book. Actually, a more accurate statement would be that the loved the guy vampire dude (I never bothered to learn the names). They said that the girl was: "an annoying bitch".
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Wow, you're stereotyping horror movies as bad.  I'm not surprised.  I know you guys don't take kindly to horror flicks, but to criticize one that has a lot of anticipation, I ought to give you a piece of my mind:  You are so corrupt! You hardly ever change your opinions once you put a forum up.  You stereotype films based on their genre, cast, or crew.  Every time certain genres, actors/actresses, or directors/screenwriters come up with a new movie, you post a forum on the film and make it a Razzie prospect, no matter what. 

You should televise your Movie Awards of the Damned so everyone can see how corrupt you guys are!    

Damn you all! 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Coming from you, sir, I'll take that as a compliment! 

 

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To react to the last sentence first, be careful. I'm not convinced you have a great deal to spare...   

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

Wow, you're stereotyping horror movies as bad.  I'm not surprised.  I know you guys don't take kindly to horror flicks, but to criticize one that has a lot of anticipation, I ought to give you a piece of my mind. 

Nonetheless, the horror genre took a sharp downward turn following the release of the original Halloween 30 years ago. It represents Hollywood's lowest common denominator targeting at its worst and I don't see any reason that this movie will be an exception. In fact, this movie appears to represent everything that has gone wrong with their approach to the genre. Bela Lugosi isn't just spinning in his grave over this one, it wouldn't surprise me if he got up out of it.

 

 You are so corrupt, you hardly ever change your opinions once you put a forum up.  You stereotype films based on their genre, cast, or crew. 

I'd kind of like to see you present your definition of "corrupt" because I think that if you look it up in a good dictionary, you'll find that it isn't a particularly appropriate expression, and you've misused it repeatedly. However, it isn't so much that we stereotype films, it is that Hollywood has routinely pigeon-holed various genres into hoary formulas that tend to pull in audiences, but are artistically and creatively void.

Every time a certain genre, actor/actress, or director/screenwriter comes up, you post a forum on the film and make it a Razzie prospect no matter what.  You should televise your Movie Awards of the Damned so everyone can see how corrupt you guys are.  Damn you all!

If the Razzies were televised, they'd probably be a bigger ratings success than some of the other lame shows out there...e.g. the Golden Globs, which are such a yawn that they have to notify the winners in advance in order to get any celebs just to show up. There are, as acknowledged, certain actors or directors that have a strong enough track record to catch our attention whenever their work is released. However, if it turns out not to be Razzie worthy, as has happened with some frequency since I've been haunting these digs, it has been readily acknowledged.

Sorry you are pissed off -- but deal with it!! 

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Yes. I was using sarcasm. I thought it was obvious...   

Originally posted by moviewizguy

OMG! I SOOOO WANNA SEE THIS MOVIE! ARGGHHHH! I WAITED 8546050 HOURS TO SEE THE STARS IN THE MALL!!!! I'VE ORDERED TICKETS FOR A MIDNIGHT SHOWING TONIGHT FOR $4540654!!!!!!! I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote movieman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 20 2008 at 2:38pm

You could say that we stereotype horror movies before seeing them, but if you look at the vast majority of horror movies, you'll find that nine out of ten of them are abortive than scary.

And if a horror movie actually turns out to be decent (which rarely happens lately), then there is a low chance that it will even get nominated.

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