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11 May 2008 @ 12:01 am
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Will the Twilight Movie help to dispel the stereotype of 'The Twilight Saga's Intended Audience'?

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Mrs. 'Oh my God, that Kim is Shameless'atoasterstrudel on May 11th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Probably not, because it's being toted as a love story, considering the poster features Edward and Bella in an embrace. And we all know that most men run screaming from anything remotely considered a 'chick flick.' Nothing is going to blow up in this movie. Sure, there's some fighting, but overall it's too deep and introspective for most men.

Men are simplistic, that's just their nature.
Stephanie: rose and emmyemits_stephanie24 on May 11th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
True, it might appeal to a huge male audience, but there's always that slim chance! My brother will be dragged to a movie theatre to see it, even if it is against his will. :D
theworldslips: denialtheworldslips on May 11th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
So am I simplistic? If that trully is my nature... :D


Anyways...yeah, the whole gist of the thing is a love story, even if it involves vampires. (Which, there again, what vampire story isn't, in part, a love story?) The way their playing it up, especially with the poster, matches the book very well, but not exactly the greatest for drawing in a male audience...we'll just never understand deep and introspective violence, which sucks, 'cause that's the best kind!
Stephanie: jasper is badassits_stephanie24 on May 11th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
But there's the mindless violence of ripping James to shreds!

...that's what my brother is looking forward to.
Stephanie: parking spotits_stephanie24 on May 11th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Intended Age Groups
Twilight has been said to be a YA sort of a thing, and that's sort of what the movie is being geared toward.

However, I think a lot of adults will enjoy the movie, even if they've never picked up the books. My father is a perfect example of this.

My father has never read one of the Harry Potter books in his life, yet he enjoys watching the movies, and whenever I get the newest one on DVD we watch them together.

What I'm getting at is there's the chance some moms who take the resident Twilight fan in their household to see the movie, there's a chance that they'll enjoy the movie and maybe want to read the books.

I also can say from personal experience that there's a chance some people will go see the movie and have no clue what it's about, fall in love with it, then go read the books. (Tis what I did with Harry Potter. :))