Thursday, May 10, 2012
Haters To The Left
Because the first story out of the Cannes* film festival, which hasn't even started yet, is that films starring Stewart and Pattinson have been among the very first films sold to distributors. On The Road and Cosmopolis have been leaders of the early buzz pack, if that is a thing, and based on what we've seen in the trailers, this all makes a lot of sense. These movies look weird and great, and I'm psyched that we're going to get a chance to see them on the big screen. And I'm psyched that Pattinson and Stewart are making such rad choices!
(*Which still seems like a mostly honorable thing, Madagascar 3 notwithstanding.)
On big movie blogs across the internet, writers have dropped their usual sneering asides about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Have you noticed? They used to come mid-sentence. like: "The film also stars Kristen Stewart--who hopefully won't just mumble and bite her lip like a dumb stupid bitch--and Garret Hedlund." After that, they came as fifth paragraph disclaimers. Like: "I'm not sure Pattinson will be able to handle the role--the books calls for serious range, but maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt." Now that shit has dropped all the way to the comment section. And the more we hear about Cosmopolis, On The Road, and to a lesser extent Snow White & The Huntsman, the further down it goes.
(The above photo comes from Premiere France by way of Slashfilm. To hear them tell it, Pattinson essentially directed his own photoshoot for the mag, drawing inspiration from the other films of David Cronenberg. See the rest here, and call me when he and K Stew re-enact the stairway fuck from History of Violence.)
Of course, not everybody is transitioning successful. Our old pal Ashley Greene had another movie implode on her this weekend: in the hysteria over the big Avengers haul I totally forgot to check in on LOL, which Lionsgate shoved out a backdoor on Friday. Get this: its total take was less than what The Avengers made PER SCREEN. Holy shit.