After ten years and eight films Harry Potter is a wrap. People left the midnight premieres of the final film crying as a childhood friend passed into the night. Most described Harry Potter as a childhood friend that had accompanied them into adulthood.
Stephanie Myers Twilight series is also coming to completion this year but there are major differences it the two series. Horror novelist Steven King summed it up best in a 2009 interview with USA Weekend “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people… The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.” King added ” it’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening because it’s not overtly sexual.”
The master-of-horror hit the nail right on the head. Unlike the Potter movies which are assessable by all. The Twilight series is targeted at mindless tweens, dateless twenty somethings and sexually frustrated over-weight housewives. Not only is the dumbed down writing in the Twilight films sub-par to the Potter films, the production of Stephenie Meyer’s films is also lacking.
The cheesy CGI werewolf transformations look as if a twelve year old created the effects on an iPad. Not helping the horrible writing and horrid production of the Twilight series is acting unfit for a soap opera.
The Harry Potter cast in comparison have developed in to very good actors over the years. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and the ever so charming Emma Watson have all honed their craft. Their counter parts in the Twilight series on the other hand Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner are robotic and barely believable on screen. The only place this trio belongs on a movie set is working the trucks for Kraft Services serving sandwiches to the real actors.
So to answer my opening question Will the Twilight Breaking Dawn II finale be as impressive as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2? I can answer that with a easy no. Stephenie Meyer, Bill Condon, Wyck Godfrey, and Summit Entertainment will chur out this final turd as quickly as the last three shitty movies. Leaving mindless tweens, dateless twenty somethings and sexually frustrated over-weight housewives $10 poorer and just as dumb…make that $25 poorer we don’t want to forget the loaded cheese covered nachos and extra large diet coke.