Robert Pattinson Says He’s Too Old For More “Twilight” Films
Less than a year away from the final installment of the “Twilight Saga”, there is now talk of author Stephanie Meyer writing more books for the franchise to allow for more films to be made. The “Twilight” films have not been very well received on the critical side, but they make a massive amount of money. Like the Transformers series coming out with another film, the studio wanting more films is for no other reason than it will make money. But could they do more films without the actors that have become inseparable from their characters in the eyes of the fans? What if someone else had to play Edward?
While promoting his new film “Bel Ami” in Berlin, Robert Pattinson was asked how he felt about the idea of more “Twilight” films,
“I’d be curious what Stephenie would write, but I just think I’d probably be too old. I’m already too old. But yeah, it’d be kind of interesting.”
Pattinson is already taking steps to assure a career after “Breaking Dawn part 2″ has had its run, taking roles that are extremely different from the sparkling vampire that made him a star. In “Bel Ami”, Pattinson plays Georges Duroy, a poor ex-soldier that uses his looks to advance himself with wealthy women and a local newspaper. Taking this kind of role, Pattinson wants to show his range as an actor, but also hopes his “Twilight” fans will come over to his new work,
“The biggest disservice you can do to your audience is trying to repeat the same thing and get them to come just to get money or whatever.
“But if people are interested in what you are doing, then if you try and do interesting films on interesting subjects then I think it’s great.”
Wait… let’s look at that quote one more time. “The biggest disservice you can do to your audience is trying to repeat the same thing and get them to come just to get money or whatever.” Does he not realize why the studio wants another book from Stephanie Meyer? When you look at the “Twilight Saga”, you have to give credit where credit is due. They have been able to take an extremely popular book series and make a very successful jump to the big screen. But when you look at the measurable aspects that makes a film “good”, the “Twilight Saga” films are just not very well done. For Pattinson to say that its a disservice to give the audience the same thing just to get money out of them is to say that the “Twilight” fans are actually concerned with the quality of the movies. The actors could all sleep walk through the next film, changing their accents from scene to scene, and add CGI superhero capes onto all of the werewolves and the fans would still go nuts for the film.
Look at “Breaking Dawn”. The most common complaint I’ve heard from fans is that the book was not big enough to warrant making it into two films. Its quite obvious that it was only done because Harry Potter did it first, and the studio knew they could double their box office by making fans see two movies. When you watch the movie, you will see so many scenes that go on for far too long, stretching an hour story into two hours. The bottom line is that the studio won’t care if Pattinson is close to 30 and trying to play a perpetual 17-year-old. The studio doesn’t even care if the film doesn’t get a single positive rating from critics. Money is more important than quality, and that’s why the studio wants more films. If Pattinson really cares about the fans, which I believe he does, he should less worried about if he’s too old and be more worried that they get a quality story for the fans and not a book that was just rushed out to just make a movie out of it, like “Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World”.
via Yahoo News