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Breaking Dawn cultivates a culture of airheadsPosted Friday, December 2, 2011, at 4:29 PM
Somehow, I got roped into seeing Breaking Dawn Part One this past weekend, although I would have much rather preferred Happy Feet Part Two---dancing, animated penguins. Aww.
In short, the whole movie was terrible. The only enjoyable part of the movie was when the teenage girls behind us erupted in screams of glee when Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) ripped off his shirt in the beginning of the film.
While I don't really find the books themselves to be that vapid, the movie was incredibly dumbed-down.
And awkward. Very, very awkward.
But you have to give Stephanie Meyer props for sticking to her beliefs of purity and pro-life when Hollywood is strongly on the other side of the fence.
Perhaps I've been watching too much Sister Wives, but I noticed that Bella's long-sleeved wedding dress was quite typical for what a Mormon bride would wear, minus the low-cut front and sheer back.
I'm not going to review it because it's not worth the space; however, if you'd like a review, check out the one on comicsalliance.com. It made me giggle.
The bigger issue here is that the vast majority of entertainment geared towards teenage girls or women is idiotic or full of artificial drama. Or worse: both.
Case-in-point: Pretty Little Liars, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Real Housewives, etc. You get the idea.
For some reason, being a rich airhead means you're now the it thing.
The whole notion is baffling to me. I grew up enjoying Star Wars and science fiction/fantasy novels. I'm by no means a tomboy but most of the things geared towards women have never quite appealed to me.
Lifetime Channel, gag. Hallmark Channel? Don't get me started.
Hunger Games and the English adaption of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are coming soon to the silver screen, both with strong female leads.
Hopefully they'll put a stop to the nonsense, at least for a little while.
* Ashley Miller is a member of the Pilot-Tribune news staff. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org