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07.28.2008

After the WOLVERINE surprise, it was time for the Summit Entertainment panel, which included PUSH, KNOWING and TWILIGHT. Turns out the folks at Summit knew they had just a couple of fans in house and decided to keep TWILIGHT until the end. Perhaps not a good idea since the poor folks at PUSH and KNOWING had to deal with catcalls of TWI-LIGHT! throughout their panels. But those TWILIGHT-teers are nothing if not enthusiastic.

I knew things were gonna get a little crazy when the crowd starting going nuts and they were just putting the name plates out. They put down a piece of paper that says "Robert Pattinson" and a group of girls behind me nearly fainted. This could get ugly.

The fans are now chanting loudly "TWI-LIGHT! TWI-LIGHT!" One of the Comic-Con representatives takes the podium and tries to quiet the crowd. "Please, please, please stay seated during the panel." He's begging a room of 10,000 teenage girls to maintain order.

I've never seen this many girls at Comic-Con since I've been coming here. Combined. This is insane. Now they're ready to introduce the cast. "Ladies and gentlemen, Taylor Lautner!" YEAAAAAHHHH! YEAAAHHHHHHHH! YEAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Taylor Lautner? I've never even heard of this guy. I don't think Tom Cruise would get this kind of reception at Comic-Con. I don't think John Lennon coming back from the dead would have this kind of reception. I mean who could possibly top that insanity? Oh wait...

Robert Pattinson came out and I think a few girls spontaneously combusted. Just straight up exploded from sheer excitement. Who knows if this kid can keep up this level of interest in his career but if he can bottle 1/8 of this and take it with him, he'll be doing OK. This is Beatles on "Ed Sullivan" excitement.

People were trying to ask questions but to be quite honest, it was a futile experiment. They were asked a question, a dude would flash a smile, the crowd would go nuts and you couldn't hear anything. Or they'd just give up talking and wave. So let's cut to the extended clip they showed:

Bella (Kristen Stewart) walks through a door. She looks nervous and scared. Looking around. Someone crying bella. "Mom?" In the back there is a TV showing a home video from when she was a kid. She turns around to see the evil James? "That's my favorite part," he says as he pushes her up against wall and starts to videotape her. "I will break Edward's heart." She whips out a can of mace and sprays him but he's unphased and as she tries to escape, he just leaps and knocks her down. He throws her against a pillar. Her hand is bleeding. He's getting a chubby (not really...) and stomps on her ankle. Edward comes flying in to save her (cue Hall H screeching). James knocks him off. They fight. James smashes his head against mirror but then Edward kicks him across the whole place. Edward tries to escape with Bella but James snags his leg and pulls him down on the ground. James grabs Bella's wrist and bites into her vein. Edward knocks him back off. END. crowd in hysterics. Crowd in absolute hysterics.

Afterwards someone was kind enough to ask star Kristen Stewart a question but she admits she had never even heard of the book before signing onto the movie. The boy-hungry crowd does not appreciate this answer. They just want Taylor or Robert (who has perhaps the worst case of JBF hair I've ever seen).

I'm still not sure I get the whole TWILIGHT phenomena but it sure is impressive to see it's force in action. Or perhaps I was just impressed that a bunch of fangirls showed up for once and put the fanboys in their place. Now that's how you cheer on a panel boys.

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Source: JoBlo.com

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3:20PM on 07/28/2008

WTF?

beatrixkiddo: You're right, the bedhead dude looks like a major douche!

This movie looks like complete shit! The lead vampire guy's head is gigantic and he just appears to be a major tool!

In my opinion, this is the poor man or woman's Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
beatrixkiddo: You're right, the bedhead dude looks like a major douche!

This movie looks like complete shit! The lead vampire guy's head is gigantic and he just appears to be a major tool!

In my opinion, this is the poor man or woman's Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
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11:13AM on 07/28/2008
Good news for Twilight fans...a big WTF for the rest of the world.

Oh, and that guy with the bedhead looks like a douche.

The one thing I can say for sure is that I'm happy for the fangirl turn out.
Good news for Twilight fans...a big WTF for the rest of the world.

Oh, and that guy with the bedhead looks like a douche.

The one thing I can say for sure is that I'm happy for the fangirl turn out.
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8:05AM on 07/28/2008

Thanks JoBlo!

I shared this article through a couple of the Twilight Fansites and they absolutely love it! Now, I will admit, the books are on the dumb side at times. It's literally like reliving your high school years with vampires camped into it. Hate all you want, but the fangirls are snapping and ready to storm another Con if they need to.

No, I'm really not kidding. They spent nearly three months planning to go to this Con. They are organized and scarily so.
I shared this article through a couple of the Twilight Fansites and they absolutely love it! Now, I will admit, the books are on the dumb side at times. It's literally like reliving your high school years with vampires camped into it. Hate all you want, but the fangirls are snapping and ready to storm another Con if they need to.

No, I'm really not kidding. They spent nearly three months planning to go to this Con. They are organized and scarily so.
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1:59AM on 07/28/2008
Um ... what the fuck is Twilight? Or should I even care?
Um ... what the fuck is Twilight? Or should I even care?
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1:12AM on 07/28/2008
My friend is obsessed with this and is following everything about the production. Usually I try to be nice about stuff my friends really like, but every time she brings this up I can't stop myself from saying it looks like total ass. I mean, Queen of the Damned style speed lines? Come on.
My friend is obsessed with this and is following everything about the production. Usually I try to be nice about stuff my friends really like, but every time she brings this up I can't stop myself from saying it looks like total ass. I mean, Queen of the Damned style speed lines? Come on.
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12:44AM on 07/28/2008
I;m glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't give a shit about this movie. Seriously looks boring and has that "seen it before" feel to it.
I;m glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't give a shit about this movie. Seriously looks boring and has that "seen it before" feel to it.
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8:24PM on 07/27/2008

Trailer looks STUPID

The books are a success but the trailer for this looks idiot. Of course it will make some money, the fangirls will go with all force opening day, and then it will fall like a rock. It just seems awful, but I don't think those tweens who like retarded vampire stories are expecting any quality.
The books are a success but the trailer for this looks idiot. Of course it will make some money, the fangirls will go with all force opening day, and then it will fall like a rock. It just seems awful, but I don't think those tweens who like retarded vampire stories are expecting any quality.
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8:12PM on 07/27/2008
I smell bomb
I smell bomb
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7:37PM on 07/27/2008
I only know about 2 girls who read the books, ut they've fallen in love with them and are obsessively looking forward to the movie and the next book's release which is Aug. 2 if I remember right

I was super surprised to hear THAT many fangirls were congregating on one panel. And yelling that much as well.

Hell, I'm surprised that many girls came to Comic-con at all actually lol.
I only know about 2 girls who read the books, ut they've fallen in love with them and are obsessively looking forward to the movie and the next book's release which is Aug. 2 if I remember right

I was super surprised to hear THAT many fangirls were congregating on one panel. And yelling that much as well.

Hell, I'm surprised that many girls came to Comic-con at all actually lol.
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6:54PM on 07/27/2008
With Harry Potter's books and movies just about over, Hollywood is desperate to find the next big teen book series to franchise.

Kristen is a dope for admitting she's never read the book beforehand. The last thing megafans want to hear is someone working on their favorite subject not knowing the source material.

"When someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"
With Harry Potter's books and movies just about over, Hollywood is desperate to find the next big teen book series to franchise.

Kristen is a dope for admitting she's never read the book beforehand. The last thing megafans want to hear is someone working on their favorite subject not knowing the source material.

"When someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"
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6:54PM on 07/27/2008
I've read the books and they're pretty entertaining and really easy reads. It's nowhere near the greatness of Harry Potter, however, and whoever says that is out of their mind.

The books are good but I don't really get the whole craze either...the movie doesn't look too great, hopefully I'm wrong.

After I read the first 3 I realized that basically the only fans were teenage girls. That made me lose a lot of my interest fast.
I've read the books and they're pretty entertaining and really easy reads. It's nowhere near the greatness of Harry Potter, however, and whoever says that is out of their mind.

The books are good but I don't really get the whole craze either...the movie doesn't look too great, hopefully I'm wrong.

After I read the first 3 I realized that basically the only fans were teenage girls. That made me lose a lot of my interest fast.
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4:46PM on 07/27/2008
I have absolutely no clue as to why this is such a big deal, it just doesn't seem like anything we haven't seen before. But I could be wrong. If anything, having Kristen Stewart in the film is a definite plus. She's a cutie.
I have absolutely no clue as to why this is such a big deal, it just doesn't seem like anything we haven't seen before. But I could be wrong. If anything, having Kristen Stewart in the film is a definite plus. She's a cutie.
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