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Monday
Jun182012

'Twilight': To Reboot or Not To Reboot, That is the Question

So there was a rumor floating around that Lionsgate (which now owns Summit Entertainment) was planning to reboot Twilight:  the much maligned but yet adored by teen girls from as far as the eye can see films.  Then Lionsgate, via Rob Freidman, made a couple of calls and said no dice on the reboot.  But let’s not get all hasty here Rob, have you seen Twilight?  Sure, you don’t want to make waves before the final movie (Breaking Dawn Part 2) comes out, but you’d be a fool not to seriously contemplate this.

Why do I even care about this?  It’s not like I have any sort of vested interest in these easily disposable fluff films.  Yes, I’ve seen Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse.  Yes, the first thought after watching each one was “Why the f**k did I just watch that”, but now Lionsgate has a chance to right a wrong.  Let’s be honest though, given the source material, I don’t think you ever turn a Twilight movie into an Oscar contender, but making it somewhat watchable…that can be attained.   

Rob went on to say that whatever Stephanie Meyer, the author of the Twilight books, wants to do, then that’s what they’ll do.  Really, what author has that kind of power (well maybe J.K. Rowling)?  That sounds sketchy and made up, but if that is the case, it’s been said that Ms. Meyer has stated that she wouldn’t mind a reboot.  Sounds like someone is a little embarrassed by what their baby has turned into on the big screen.

We, the movie going public, are slowly realizing that this is the age where rebooting a movie, or franchise soon after the original(s) are released is becoming the norm.  And with the current fans of Twilight growing up, Most will soon be realizing that these films are pretty silly and lacking any real substance, they might be quite accepting of a reboot. ..excited maybe.  And yeah, these movies open huge; but they die out pretty quickly, with only one making it to $300 million dollars domestic.  And I’m sure Lionsgate, after seeing what the Hunger Games did, would love to give Twilight a little bit more bite and respectability to boost those dollar dollar bills y’all.

So Rob and Lionsgate, I give my blessing to reboot this series.  You can’t do any worse.  Let’s turn my “why the f**k did I just watch this”, into a simple “Eh, whatever”.  That’s a huge leap.

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