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Twilight

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jul 18, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw #Twilight. Find I am resisting, from the start: this franchise isn’t & shouldn’t be for me; I must set an example¬†of elderly dignity & decorum; …

… Mr. Pattinson does not at all correspond to my own notion of ideal male beauty (think Ryan Smyth’s most resplendent hockey hair) …

… I pause, & realize that though all this is understandable, none of it’s very valid. Judge things on their own terms!

#Twilight. What are those terms? Well, attempting to initiate blockbusting franchises usually leads to considerable caution …

… sometimes unto dullness. Check! The movie may suffer, but isn’t the investment more important? So, to a degree, fair enough! …

… Further, youth-properties partly or often aim to alienate old fogies like me. I don’t like it? Success! This is also kind of fair.

#Twilight. I admire the film’s exposition, the early establishment of setting & character & conflict. I think Ms. Stewart does a very creditable job.

#Twilight. I endorse the conceptual, the mythological underpinnings. LDS author, committed to discourses of chastity …

… exploring the place & power of sexuality in the lives of abstemious young women who desire deeply. Very important. Lovely, in fact!

#Twilight. However, at the moment that Edward starts to get all sparkly, I’m out of there!