Though teenage fans of Twilight (the upcoming vampire drama that Summit Entertainment hopes will be its own Harry Potter franchise) were initially put off by lead star Robert Pattinson's chest hair, they've since come around in a major way. Not only has the latest book in the Stephenie Meyer series debuted to huge numbers, but the movie's cast was greeted at Comic-Con with the kind of devoted squeals not heard since the Beatles debuted a song recorded with both 'N Sync and New Kids on the Block. In fact, the fans have become so ardent about Twilight that they swarm each and every online news story to debate the only thing that really matters: who should the lead heroine bang, a vampire or a werewolf?
While either sounds potentially painful (indeed, the latest book includes a vampire birth made possible by bloodsuckers who gnaw the baby out of its mother's body), the Twilight love triangle — between human Bella (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson), and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) — gives the tale its real juice. Seemingly innocuous stories about the film's new reshoots and VMA presenting quickly devolve into Jacob/Edward slugfests when the floor is opened for comment. A sampling:
Omg, why is Taylor going to be [at the VMAs]??? UGH. He's not even a significant character in the Twilight movie. Wtf?? I will definitely watch for Rob and Kristen, but I am so sick of the Jacob character getting in the way of everything. Can't we just have Edward and Bella FOR ONCE! It's THEIR time.
JACOB WAS IN THE BOOK AT THE END SO IT'S A BETTER SCENE BECAUSE EDWARD GET'S JEALOUS AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT !!!! GET OVER IT PEOPLE BUT I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE EXTRA SCENES YAY !!!!!!
I think we need to create a new group for people who cannot abide Jacob. I detest the character and the attention seeking teenage actor gets on my wick as well.
I love Jacob and Edward as characters and think the whole 'I hate Jacob' thing, or even the reverse if there are people who don't like Edward, is a bit annoying, petty, and ridiculous. Get over it people, nobody is misjudging anything!
If fans dont like the character of Jacob or even the actor then its a free world - they can say it if they want. Stop trying to dictate what we should like.
Seriously, you guys! Can't we take a cue from the great Noel-or-Ben Felicity flame wars of 1998 and all just get along? At this point, we're pulling for Bella to take a cue from Kelly Taylor and stand up to both of her supernatural paramours, declaring, "I've made a choice, and I choose me," before pulling her online profiles off VampireDate and WolfSnugglers.com forever.