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Thumbs down for the Twilight Saga…


Good morning, Netizens...


With the announcement that the movie "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” won top awards at the People's Choice Awards yesterday, I immediately reached for something to stem the immediate onset of diarrhea and an upset stomach, because I am already sick to death of movies and TV fare of all kinds relating to vampires. Perhaps it is an age thing, where people in later years simply do not connect with such fare. Or, if you allow me the right to wax more vitriolic I fail to see any social significance to vampire shows; none whatsoever.


Mind you, I have never seen Twilight, nor am I apt to. I go to an occasional movie to be entertained, not watch a pair of 20-somethings gnawing on each other like a starving street pit bull mutt on someone with a tight body.


What is perhaps more distressing to me than the award being given to Twilight are the number of ostensibly sane, morally healthy and responsible members of the news media who have given kudos to the movie. Have they lost their marbles? Their accolades for this fare does little to add to their credibility.


Of course, there are lots of people who must have voted for Twilight, and I suppose I pity them and any innocent children who may inadvertently attend its showing.


I haven't even begun my vituperative rant on books written exclusively about vampirism.


We are long overdue for movie fare that uplifts the soul, that enlightens its viewers and sings the praises of living in peace with one another, not vampire movies, regardless of how attractive the packaging Hollywood may put on it or the advertising hyperbole that has crept, unwanted, into prime time television advertising slots. Of course, one should be quick to note the deplorable lack of demand for such fare.


Of course, your results may differ.



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