The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Twilight Saga • Twilight

Twilight

We’re digging into the franchise that kicked off the most important debate so far of the 21st Century – are you on Team Edward or Team Jacob? That’s right, we’re looking at Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s vamp-romance. Tune in to hear our conversation about the 2008 film ‘Twilight.’

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“I’ve never given much thought to how I would die, but dying in place of someone I love seems like a good way to go.”

It’s time to explore the vampire romance Twilight!

Make fun of us all you want. We thought exploring the romance novel vampire series would be worth the conversation. That’s right, we’re looking at all five films adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s books. Does it work for us, two middle-aged white guys? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we tackle the Twilight Saga starting with Catherine Hardwicke’s 2008 film Twilight.

Here’s a hint at what we talk about.

Hardwicke came from indie films dealing with youth angst. Do her skills translate here? How about her ability to direct action and special effects scenes?

What about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson? Do we buy into their characters? Their romance? How about the rest of the cast and characters?

Where do we struggle more – with the smoldering teenage romance or with the murderous vampire subplot? And Edward’s less than savory approaches to courtship, particularly through modern eyes?

And how about the vampires-through-Meyer’s-lens exposition?

There’s plenty to discuss in this film. We have a great time chatting about it. Check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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