Team Edward or Team Jacob? The question of whether Bella ends up with the strong werewolf or the melancholy vampire preoccupied millions of teenagers from 2008-2013. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner adorned many children’s room walls during the Twilight hype.
The Twilight phenomenon immediately attracted a number of imitators: Slightly mystical, supernatural youth stories in which a love triangle is a focus. And Messrs. Pattinson and Lautner also used their star hype for similar projects.
A special hype arose especially around “Fifty Shades of Gray” because the novel for the sadomasochistic film adaptation was originally even a fanfiction of a fanatical Twilight reader.
Anastasia (Dakota Johnson), a literary student who was scared, interviews corporate tycoon Christian Gray (Jamie Dornan) for the student newspaper.
Unexpected desires are quickly aroused: He introduces you to his glittering world of limos, private helicopters, and genital clamps ... There is no tingling between the pretty actors, the BDSM scenes look upright and sterile.
What remains is a "Pretty Woman" variation with bondage games. After all: The sex drama of "Nowhere Boy" director Sam Taylor-Johnson is more reflective than the "Muttiporno" novel.
Finally, a kindred spirit in the dreary provincial café: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) falls in love with his new classmate. But Lena (Alice Englert, "Ginger & Rosa") comes from a clan of immortal witches and wizards, and the clan around Uncle Macon (Jeremy Irons) is not enthusiastic about Lena's liaison.
Esprit, dialogue wit, broadsides against small minds, and religious stubbornness - there could the "Twilight" saga ended up in second place, especially since the two young stars make the vampire Edward and his Bella look even paler.
Unfortunately, the fantasy doesn't work until a curse is cracked at the end with moderate tricks, the tension subsides. One should have left it with the charming outsider romance with provincial satire.
Debut director Gary Shore gives Count Dracula a "Batman Begins" restart - with lots of bats. The film connects the traditional Dracula myth with the historical figure of the Romanian nobleman Vlad Tepes, who served Bram Stoker as a model for the Transylvanian horror icon.
"Hobbit" archer Luke Evans plays Vlad, who is introduced into the plot as a loving family man. But the troops of the Turkish sultan Mehmed (Dominic Cooper) are approaching, who demands a thousand children as young soldiers, including Vlad's son.
USA, 1931: The young Jakob (Pattinson) joins a traveling circus, loses his heart to the elephant Rosie - and to the horse rider Marlena (Witherspoon). But the artist is in a relationship with the common director (Christoph Waltz) ... Romance in an opulently illustrated circus world, which "The Hunger Games" director Lawrence stages.
Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a good student and gets along well with her single mother (Holly Hunter). But under the influence of her new friend Evie (Nikki Reed), Tracy turns into a bitch who only has sex and drugs on her mind ... Great: "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke wrote the script together with her stepdaughter Nikki Reed.
Aliens plant their souls in human bodies. When the soul of Wanderer is implanted as a teenager Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), both girls struggle for supremacy in Melanie's body - and fall in love with different boys ... Andrew Niccol is otherwise known for visionary, biting films ("Gattaca", "Lord of War." “) - this simple kitsch is only for twelve-year-olds.
Hollywood's blockbusters are not made for us, but for the child in the young man. If they are to appeal to a wider audience, they also target young women (which is why "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart plays the female heroine here).
The stories usually fit on a beer mat, are like sequels, too often comic book adaptations, or are knitted around a lowest common denominator, which in this case is “Everyone knows the fairy tale”.
Ex-commercial filmmaker Rupert Sanders follows these marketing considerations when he pimps “Snow White” in the direction of CGI-soaked high fantasy à la “Lord of the Rings”. Instead of tightly laced bodices and poisoned combs.
Tyler (Pattinson) is an angry young man who cannot get over his brother's suicide and who suffers from his emotional father (Pierce Brosnan). Then he falls in love with the traumatized fellow student Ally (Emilie de Ravin, "Lost") ... A soulful love and family drama that owes its disturbing power to the controversial and disturbing ending.
The super magician Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch, penetrates into other dimensions and dangerous, exotic parallel universes. It is based on the comic of the same name created by Steve Ditko, which first appeared in the early 1960s and enjoyed great popularity in the drug-tested subculture.
The film tells the career of the unusual magician: Stephen Strange is initially a surgeon practicing in New York who one day suffers an accident in which his hands are seriously injured.
Unable to continue his profession, he travels to the Himalayas, where he meets the 500-year-old sorceress The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). This character was portrayed by a man in the comics, which sparked violent fan protests.