Saturday, 17 November 2012

Kendal's Column: The Twilight Saga and Fandom Hate

(side note- this is my second time trying to publish this post as, for some reason, my first attempt has disappeared. I'm really sorry it's up late)

As we probably all know, The Twilight Saga is ending and I ,for one, am really excited to see the last installment because the trailer looks AMAZING.

I really have a lot of respect for the twilight fandom -Twihards- because through all the hate they get (which I really don't think they deserve) they have stuck together.

Fandoms often argue between each other saying things like 'Twilight didn't make as much as this movie franchise' 'the storyline is week' 'Bella is such a wimp and isn't a strong enough character'
I agree with most of  this BUT (STAY WITH ME HERE) has it ever occurred to anyone that twilight may have have made less than SOME other movie franchises because there weren't as many films/books in the series? and that Bella may be portrayed as a more of a wimp in the films than she was in the books to accentuate the fact that Bella is weaker than the supernatural beings that surround her everyday,  also highlighting the key fact that she is always in danger. 
As for the 'weak storyline' comments,I admit that in the books when Bella is a human she doesn't really show much kick to her BUT , in the books at least, she changes to be fun, happy and kinda kick-ass when she completes her transformation. For those of you that say Bella has no inspiring qualities to her, in the end, Bella does go to extremes to protect those she loves without getting violent (IN THE BOOKS-I understand in the film they have included a fight scene to make it more visually dynamic).

 I'm not saying that everyone has to bow down and worship Twilight and it's creators, I'm just saying 'if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all'. 

Time after time I have seen people ,from celebrities to fans, get hate who don't deserve it e.g Demi Lovato -who has saved people's lives by campaigning against eating disorders and bullying- has been called 'fat', Selena Gomez received death threats for simply dating Bieber.

I honestly don't get it. 
People send small anonymous comments saying that the receiver is 'ugly' and 'should just go and die in a hole'...
What if they took that advice? 
What if that comment was just one in a long stream? 
What if that particular comment was the one that pushed them over the edge? 
Did it leave the sender smarter? no.
Prettier? No.
More popular? No. 
Wealthier? No. 
With a lifetime of guilt on their shoulders in the knowledge that they ended a life? Yes.
Could you live with that guilt?
basically, if you hate on someone and I see it...basically- RUN.

Happy Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. A mind blowing plot and excellent performance by Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and obviously our werewolf Jacob aka Taylor Lautner. All the Renesmee plot, the fight of the Volturi was excellent and each and every actor has devoted their heart & soul into this movie which has made a large difference in the movie and has exceptionally redefined THE TWILIGHT SAGA!! An absolutely superhit package. The new vampy Bella Cullen was something pretty interesting to look forward to. A lot of notions have been changed about this movie after watching this epic finale.A perfect ending to the epic, but it would be very interesting if we get to see another flick focussing on Jacob & Renesmee. Out of words to express!!!!This is one such movie that you shouldn't miss and if you do its a big loss. I'd suggest spend your weekend with our vampire epic saga..!!!!!


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