EW in Hot Water For Trashing Breaking Dawn
I have received my fair share of hate mail from Twi-hards after bashing Twilight, lots of it. But nowhere near the amount that Entertainment Weekly is getting after one of their writers trashed the hell out of Breaking Dawn Part 1. The biggest entertainment news source hating on one of the most popular franchises is definitely going to stir up some trouble.
So what exactly did EW do? Well, they put Breaking Dawn on their 2011 Worst Movies list. That’s right, one of the top grossing films of the year has been thoroughly dissed by Lisa Schwarzbaum over at Entertainment Weekly, and if that wasn’t bad enough, she also put it in her Top 5 Worst Movies of 2011 list.
She totally ripped the film to shreds and, like most everyone, harped on Kristen Stewart’s acting skills, calling her dull and uninteresting. Here’s what she had to say:
“That does it. I am so over Bella Swan, especially with Kristen Stewart drooping through the role. The dullest girl ever to be loved by a vampire. (She looks pained on an average day; here, during marriage, honeymoon, and the world’s most hideous birth experience, she looks tortured.)”
But that wasn’t all she had to say, she ranted more saying, “I’m over this credulous, dutifully reverent, drawn-out movie adaptation of such an insipid fantasy. I said it before and I’ll say it again: You who love The Twilight Saga deserve a much better saga to love!”
Ok, I’m not a Twilight fan, as I have made clear on several counts, but even I’m not that passionately hateful. Damn woman, relax.
The comments left on Lisa’s lil’ rant range from pure rage from Twi-hards to cheers from the haters – no shock there. One commenter even asked if she could be fired for saying such things. I am a bit surprised that EW published the rant, seeing how Twilight has graced their magazine cover many MANY times, which makes them money. Hmm…
What do you guys think of EW’s Lisa? Did the film let you down too?