James Franco Reviews ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′

By: / December 12, 2011

James Franco Airport Style
James Franco arrives in DC
Franco's Twitpics
It was fun while James Franco's Twitter lasted.
'Breaking Dawn' Stills
Sneak peek of new Twilight film
Is James Franco on his way to becoming the next Roger Ebert?

Probably not. But that didn’t stop the Paris Review from publishing his review of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, in which the Oscar-nominated actor-turned-director-turned-host-turned-performance artist-turned-apparent film critic makes it clear that, no, he’s not actually a Twihard.

Drawing comparisons from Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, the 127 Hours actor positions Twilight as a greedy franchise, criticizing it mostly for what he thinks are rather hypocritical portrayals of sex and marriage.

“For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the Twilight movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers,” he writes. “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.’ Ouch.

If it helps, Twihards, Franco didn’t seem to love The Descendants much, either, concluding that it was ultimately “Payne-lite.”

Check out his full review here, then sound off: Is Franco being too hard on Twilight? Or does he have a point?