James Franco Reviews 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'

James Franco

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?



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  • Workers Compensation Lawyer
    Workers Compensation Lawyer

    You actually make it appear so easy along with your presentation however I to find this topic to be actually something that I feel I'd never understand. It seems too complex and very wide for me. I'm looking ahead to your next put up, I'll attempt to get the dangle of it!

  • Teddy

    Loved Part 1. Absolutely LOVED it.


    i love twilight but the truth is that James Franco is totally rihgt ,the story is nice but it is not the best story ever everithing in it its about SEX

  • cinefilo.bryan

    sin querer ofender a los presentes y admiradores de la saga en mi parecer experta y conocedor del cine no solo comercial sino artistico le doy toda la razon a james franco porq no se puede olvidar q la misma saga ah sido nominada a lo peor en todo, en cada año q ah salido. la pelicula ah tenido muchos problemas empezando por los actores que son terribles y un mensaje inescesario a la juventud en general. Tmbien si no mas recuerdo el mismo Franco fue nominado a una gran cantidad de premios en este y otros años asi que no es ni un idiota ni muchomenos un retardado cuando ya se teniene experiencia en el medio y teniendo a lo que muchos criticos han llamado una carrera larga y exitosa en el medio si que antes de ver las porquerias idiotas para idiotas vean un buen cine que los llene y no por ver caras bonitas pero pesimos actores

  • FyouJamesFranco

    FFUCK YOU!!! Idiot, retarded, stupid. Yes, i'm talking about your comments, James Franco. .|. .|. .|. .|.

  • Frenchgal

    Lol twihards have spoken ! Franco is smart.

  • blah

    yo your just a fake ass cracker!! were you in that movie? spiderman... oh wait thats right you had that role where nobody gives 2 shits about you just like your life...

  • fuckyou

    lol. You guys are retards.

  • marilyn

    James Franco - just totally pissed me off with his Paris Review article let alone FabLife picking up on it - so I replied I read this partical article and even had it saved to reply to it - amazing that Franco who tried so hard to be in these movies, can chastise it so easily. Most of all his quotes in the Paris Review, are not even correct if he had read the books. You can not complain about a story and the adaptation of a movie, if you have not read how it became to be. Hence if you had to researched like you did here, "James Franco might have once watched a gay prostitute straight-up have sex with a client to prepare for a role" - perhaps he should to the same to what he is referencing others work. He quotes - In the first “Twilight” installment, Edward can’t kiss Bella because he is afraid that he will get so excited he’ll loose control of himself and suck her blood; for them, - well not exactly James, he can't loose control because - "I could kill you quiet easily bella, simply by accident, I could reach outt out meaning to touch your face, and crush your skull by mistake." And as for the continuation of his rant - he forgets the most important thing - James!!!!! Its Fiction - idiot, Vampires, Werevoves, Demon babies.... FICTION!!!!!!!!!!! ----- Original Message -----

  • heep

    what an idiot this dude is. better he keep his mouth shut then to blab about something he knows nothing about. never heard of him who is he anyway? who cares nothing he does or ever will do will even come halfway close to the success that twilight has received. and calling the franchise greedy no twilight was just that awesome thats why the fans have responded.

  • Footyforlife

    hang on twilight tells people to wait till marriage to have sex hows can that attract viewers at least it teaches people to wait.

  • May

    James Franco is a complete and total asshole. Taking into consideration, a few months ago, he wanted any role in Breaking dawn now he has the guts to pan it. Wanker!