The MTV Movie Awards are over and done, but there’s still something lingering in the air after it’s broadcast. The big winner at this year’s show was the teen, vampire flick Twilight. Yes, Twilight beat out The Dark Knight for Best Movie, but would you expect anything less? I was more than surprised when I read on THR, that the film would be honored at this year’s 36th annual Vision Awards. The Vision Awards is a ceremony that honors legends and humanitarians in the fields of music, film, television, leadership and technology. How does Twilight fit into that? I have no idea.
Twilight will be honored as a “film of vision” at this year’s ceremony, which will take place on June 27 in Beverly Hills. I think the film is in odd company when you compare it to the other honorees for the night whom include Diane Ladd and Shonda Rimes. I’ve tried hard to keep my judgements of this entire franchise under wraps, but it’s hard to do with the excessive hype that surrounds it. The Vision Awards definitely aren’t as prestigious as the Oscars, but I’m wondering what made them pick Twilight.
I haven’t seen the film, and I probably won’t anytime soon. It’s target audience skews towards the teenage crowd which I haven’t been a part of for a good five years. From what I’ve read and heard the film wasn’t that great, so why all the recognition? I have yet to hear a decent review of Twilight by anyone born before 1990.
What do you think about Twilight being honored as a Film of Vision? Does the film deserve all the hype?