Posts Tagged ‘Robert Pattinson’

Since Robert Pattinson exploded onto the scene roughly one year after promotion for the first installment of the Twilight series began. Girls around the world have been going crazy for him. As spectators to the phenomenon, we have to ask ourselves if the Twi-hards losing their minds over Pattinson or over his character, Edward Cullen.

Fictional characters have a habit of worming their way into young girls’ affections – especially moody young male characters. The case was no different with Edward Cullen, a mind-reading vampire who can run really fast and is obsessed with a classmate, one Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart). Fans posting to online forums call him protective, which is apparently a good thing, though possessive may be a better descriptor. Sarah Haskins broke it down in one of her “Target Women” segments: Edward Cullen is empathetic and shares his feelings, but best of all he’s a bad boy.

It’s a cliche that girls are attracted to dangerous bad boys, but maybe it’s a cliche for a reason. Girls have been fantasizing about bad boy Edward long enough for the phrase “Team Edward” to have become a cultural meme. (more…)


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America loves a big hype. We go crazy for big things that come with massive media attention. We also go crazy for anything that doesn’t come to an end but follows with a saga. It was true for Harry Potter and now it is true for Twilight.

New Moon is the second film being released in the vampire Twilight Saga. If this is anything like the first film we can expect another long line at the movie theater, but something tells me we are in for a longer wait, both at the ticket booth and the concession stand.

Edward (Pattinson, left) consoles Bella (Stewart) in New Moon

For the last year we’ve have been hearing about new cast additions to the saga. I know America is and always will be excited to see Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson and Jacob Black, played by dark hunk Taylor Lautner . In addition, we were surprised to hear that America’s new homecoming queen, Dakota Fanning was joining that cast. Fanning will be playing Jane Volturi a member of The Volturi- an organized, powerful, human blood feeding coven of vampires. (more…)

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