Friday, April 16, 2010
Fans Opinions Matter - Rant about Current State of Twilight Saga
Since news of Eclipse reshoots broke Wednesday, the internet has been a frenzy of gossip, rumours and speculation. Even "official" word is being doubted.
Fans are what drive the Twilight Saga. Let's face it, before Twilight Summit was not exactly known as a successful or well-known company.
Twilight was an "unexpected hit" while New Moon came together rather nicely (minus a few seconds of vampire Bella frolicking in the forest) and now we have some chaos. I am not blaming Summit or any one person or department but it seems things are VERY different right now than they have been in the past.
First we have Eclipse "trouble" rumours galore (let's face it all rumours have to come from SOMEWHERE, even common sense) and second, we have massive Breaking Dawn secrecy borderline coverups.... Fans opinions matter... and I want to know how youa re feeling right now about the Twilight Saga.
Personally here are my thoughts:
The word is still June 30, 2010, and I really really doubt Summit could get away with changing that date.... there would surely be a twi-riot ha ha
That being said, how many hours will people be working to make this film come together by June 30 and how tired will they be and how rushed will they be?
Eclipse is my favourite book and the movie I am most looking forward to and I am fearful they will eff it up!
Everyone involved with the films always say "we know we can't please everyone" but I think (while a true fact) it's kind of a cop out and if that's the mentality they have going into this - I am more worried about thr outcome.
I usually say I can't wait for June 30 but at this point I am ok with the wait as long as they have time to get it right!
On the flip side - coming back to Vancouver to film reshoots for Eclipse makes me excited that Breaking Dawn will be announced here also.
The production team is coming back and has ANOTHER opportunity to speak with BC Film Commissionand hopefully make it official that they will return to Vancouver to film.
"Our rehiring upset David Slade who has worked closely with him before, however, we are working through these issues and all have a common - goal of giving the fand a fantastic movie"
"Going through footage we realized we need more shots here and there and are going in for reshoots to ensure the best quality film for fans"
"We have decided on a location for Breaking Dawn but in the interest of surprise and security we are not announcing it until closer to the filming start date"
"Our Breaking Dawn director is (Bill Condon?) but we want to keep him happy and safe so we are not announcing it until closer to filming start date so he is not harassed by twilight fans daily leading to his exhaustion before filming even begins"
"We realize fans want more so we will release one official still a month/week leading up to the movies release so that we don't have to be dickheads and chase after fans who post leaked photos that were stolen from us because we are too secretive and elusive"
"We are sorry to go after fans who promote us for free and help us keep our mansions and fancy cars, instead of trying to sue them and make their lives miserable we are going to thank them with passes to the premiere and public apology"
"We know we don't actually own the rights to the image of people holding apples, we just like to pretend we own the world because we had one major mega successful saga"
"Yes are in bed with the devil... but he's hot and we like it"
Ok - maybe I kid... or maybe not...
The point is things are different and I don't like it... I miss good old Twilight/New Moon days... simpler times... ha ha
What do you think?
Share your opinionson everything in the comments.