Robert Pattinson definitely does not have anything nice to say about those he thinks “copied” the movie franchise that has made him world famous. He doesn’t specifically mention any one copycat in particular, but most folks are assuming he’s talking about other successful vampires in entertainment, like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. But who knows for sure. All we do know is that he doesn’t like copycats.
Pattinson said, “It’s like that Coke versus Pepsi thing, and how Coke just said, ‘There’s a reason everyone compares themselves to us.’ Twilight was the original and everybody’s trying to copy it. They’re all just trying to jump aboard the Twilight train.”
How the hell is Twilight “the original?” The original what? The original vampire romance? Nope, that was done before. I’m confused. Him saying “everybody’s trying to copy it” is also way off. Who is everybody? Well, let’s take a look at the two big popular vampire shows:
The Vampire Diaries: These books came out LONG before the Twilight books. The show came out after Twilight, and sure, the show’s release probably had something to do with Twilight making vampires popular again. But does that mean that The Vampire Diaries is copying Twilight? No. It just means the show has good timing. They are two separate stories, neither is copying the other.
True Blood: Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books also came out long before the Twilight books, so clearly the books aren’t copying anything. Like The Vampire Diaries, the show aired after Twilight became huge. Once again, it’s not copying Twilight, it’s just timing. The folks behind both shows know that with the current vampire craze, this is the perfect time for a vampire show.
So yeah, neither show is “copying” Twilight. Twilight made vampires popular again, so many authors and filmmakers are choosing now to release vampire books and vampire movies. People are hungry for vampires, making now the perfect time for vampire books, movies, shows…etc. They aren’t copying Twilight, they are simply doing what the general population demands – more vampires.
It happens every few years, vampires come in waves. Vampires will be SUPER popular for a while (like when Anne Rice’s books came out) and then they will fade away into the darkness where we don’t hear from them again for a few years, then they become popular again… and on and on.
Clearly, Robert is clueless. These people aren’t copying Twilight, they are just surfing the latest vampire wave.
What do you think about what Robert said?