Thursday, November 19, 2009

What about Near Dark?

With the long awaited premiere of Twilight: New Moon here, I have decided to avoid the AMC’s and the Showplaces and stay home and watch another vampire love story. Twilight may be pleasing to fans, but as a vampire movie it does not hold up and it is ass, either way you look at it… But if you want a good vampire story about teen love and violence then avoid Twilight and see Near Dark. Why should you see this rather than Twilight? I can’t even begin to tell you why!

First off, this movie shows the passion that Caleb and Mae have for each other more intensely then Twilight could eve have. Mae loves Caleb so much that she was willing to die for him and risks turning him into a vampire.

Second off, this movie is way more brutal then Twilight. Now, I understand that Twilight is trying be teen friendly and they want to appeal to a larger audience but in honesty, it’s very rare for a vampire movie to pull off a PG rating and vampires themselves are NOT PG material.

Third, Near Dark is essentially the same damn thing as Twilight only difference is the genders are switched. Girl falls for boy, boy falls for girl, girl turns boy into vampire, vampire group gets pissed, boy turns back to normal, and girl turns back to human. The same damn thing.

Fourth, there are no memorable performances in Twilight but Near Dark had Severen as one of the best vampires in history.

Fifth, the action in this movie is way more appealing then Twilight. Why is this so? Because this movie is half western; there is an awesome bar fight, a truck exploding and amazing footage of the vampires burning as they hit sunlight.

Sixth, not one time is the word “vampire” ever mentioned in Near Dark whereas in Twilight I am sure it is mentioned at least once. Why does Near Dark not mention that word, because it doesn’t need to and because they want the audience to determine whether or not they are vampires or just mutants.

I will end this by stating a quote from the producer of the remake of Near Dark… which, is a blessing that they put it off but it raises a good point about Twilight and Near Dark.

“I think that Twilight was the same type of thing we were going for although Near Dark was a much darker, sexier, rated R version of that. But I’m concerned that, conceptually, that Near Dark and Twilight are too similar in terms of a vampire movie. For now, that movie is on hold.”
- Brad Fuller


penney1115 said...

I loved near dark its one of my alltime fave horror vamp movies Ill have it on CVC 1 day. I also love the romance & mystery of the Twilight saga Im such a girl i know LOl

Kelly Hogaboom said...

I'm grossed out by the repressive gender stuff in Twilight. Plus the film wasn't compelling in any way. I won't be seeing New Moon unless there's a rifftrax.

Now Near Dark - I haven't seen it, but I will put it in my queue.

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