James Franco can officially add “movie critic” to his multi-hyphenate job description of “Actor-director-author-painter-performance artist-musician,” and he couldn’t have picked a better movie to ply his new trade on: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.’ In his newest article for The Paris Review, the probably-one-time-Oscar-host compares and contrasts the blockbuster vampire soap opera with George Clooney’s Oscar-hopeful ‘The Descendants.’ Franco makes some interesting points regarding both films’ use of sex and the way they seem to “devalue motherhood”; it’s worth a read if you have the time — but if you’re all interested in right now is Franco’s excessively Franco-esque reaction to Taylor Lautner’s abs, we’ve made it easy for you.
After the jump read our favorite lines from James Franco’s ‘Twilight’ review.
1. “A few other forbidden territories are broken in as well. The protagonists finally marry, having waited until the wise old age of eighteen, and since the book and the film dutifully show them being wed, they are then allowed to f— each others’ brains out. For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the ‘Twilight’ movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers.”
2. “‘The Descendants’ and ‘Breaking Dawn’ were released on the same weekend. Undoubtedly one is making a play for an Oscar. Undoubtedly the other will dominate every MTV award category, including best kiss, best dude moment, best male shirtless scene, and whatever else the network that produces ‘the Jersey Shore’ celebrates.”
3. “The actors prance about like pieces of meat, their disturbingly developed bodies on full display; Taylor Lautner’s rippling teenage chest is just a little better than the child beauty-pageant stars at the end of Little Miss Sunshine.'”
You can also read Franco’s thoughts on ‘Restless’ and ‘My Own Private Idaho’ at the Review; hopefully, his increasingly-busy schedule won’t get in the way of writing more.
[via The Paris Review]
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