Since I started this blog in June, I’ve made every effort to hit at least the biggest release of each week and post up a review before the weekend was over.
This weekend, though, the biggest new release will be “Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” and I wanted to briefly explain why I won’t be reviewing it, and get my plans on the record here.
I’ve never seen a “Twilight” movie. Pre-blog, I used to watch a ton of movies but I had options… if something didn’t appeal to me, I just didn’t go. (I could still do that now of course, but you know what I’m saying). As these films obviously weren’t for me, I stayed away. Simple as that.
Now that I’m blogging though, I do feel a little bad for not “Scouting this out” for people, but I also feel like I need to fill that gaping hole in my pop culture/movie knowledge. So the idea came to me a while back (some of you may have seen this already) to fill that knowledge gap AND have a shameless stunt for the sake of the blog, both at the same time.
All five “Twilight” movies – the entire saga – in one day.
Yup. You heard right. That’s back to back to back to back to back “Twilight” movies. Should take 10-12 hours I figure with pausing to write occasionally, eating, bathroom breaks, changing movies etc. We’ll work out the rules as we go, there’s no way to do a “Chick Flick City” level running diary of five movies in one day, it would just take to long. But I’m in. I’m gonna do it. That’s some comedy fodder right there folks, and I’m just the guy to do it.
The first week the inevitable Blu Ray boxset is released, I’ll pick it up and that Saturday will be the day. Barring holidays and MAJOR personal events, we have a target date.
It’s way down the road. WAYYYY off. But I thought putting it out there 1) Explains why no “Twilight” review this weekend (or next November) 2) Helps support the fact that I intend to be in this for the long haul. FMR will still be here, going strong, 16 months from now or so 3) It’s never too early to promote a stupid stunt.
Until then, I’m pretty much going to abstain from mocking what I haven’t seen. It’s hypocritical. The marketing is cringe worthy, they have horrible word of mouth, and the panel I sat through at Comic-Con to get to “Avatar” was borderline insufferable. But for all I know, this could be a series where I decide to take one of my patented renegade stands. At the least, I know it would be pretty funny if I wound up getting into them, so trust me, I wouldn’t hide such a thing. If anything, I would play it up. So I know at least I’ll keep my policy of “complete honesty” when I head into these.
So that’s it, that’s the big announcement. If anyone has anything to say about the plan, or the series in general, post it up, but – and I do feel a little silly saying this, but – no spoilers. I’m trying as best I can to stay clueless until I see them – even though MANY major plot points have already made their way into my awareness.