After going through three somehow outragously popular movies and four angst-ridden novels, one would think it was high time for a spoof of Twilight to be born. After all, there are hundreds of them on Youtube, and come on, let's be honest: the franchise practically begs for a good spoof. So I was amused to hear an official one had been scheduled, but thought it wise to save my money and wait to rent the spoof- because frankly, these movies are usually a waste of talent, money, and time.
Clearly from the negative reaction, nobody really liked this movie. But I was surprised to find myself laughing harder than I had in a long time at this silly movie. The humor is well-done and excellently paced, typically lasting five minutes without some gag, and it pokes fun at Twilight in every way imaginable. Granted, most of the humor I laughed so hard at was slap-stick and, in one case, toilet humor (come on, a fart can be occasionally funny). But it was stupid laughs, and I was grateful for this movie cheering me up a bit.
Naturally, these kind of movies come ridden with sexual innuendos, and there were a couple cringe-worthy jokes sprinkled throughout the layers of "Vampires Suck". You have to be ready to ignore these and accept the movie for the bigger picture- it's just a movie making fun of a movie, made by grown-ups who never really grew up.
The acting was well-done, and they all timed their humor perfectly. Some of the gags were outright random (Lady Gaga, vampire squirrel) and others placed there with no coincidence (the joke about Tiger Woods, anyone?), and most of it was unbeliavable and slapstick, but throughly funny. It's almost worrying how perfectly the main actress who portrays Becca (aka Bella) nails Kristen Stewart's awkward lip-biting, twitchy, blinking performance in Twilight. It openly makes fun of Edward, what with his angsty expressions and poofy hair. The movie adds in jokes that you know can be traced directly from Twilight and a few jokes that we as the audience have sufficed (for example, the fact that Bella is a boring, awkward individual, and yet every hot guy has a thing for her).
Overall, it's the kind of movie either you'll like or you'll hate. I fully expected to turn it off halfway through, but ended up enjoying it. Swimming through the vast pop references (I'm shocked Justin Bieber didn't appear somewhere alone the line) and tongue-in-cheek humor (Bella's room has been left exactly the way she left it- quite literally), it's a fun, stupid movie that's worth a rent if you love Twilight, or if you love hating Twilight.