Over the course of the “Twilight Saga” movies, we at MTV News have come a long way in understanding the franchise’s very passionate fanbase. So when we launched the MTV Movie Brawl 2012, I thought there was a very good chance “Twilight” fans would vote “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” through to the championship round and into the championship slot, no problem.
I was wrong. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” was ousted early, in the second round, by eventual champ “Cosmopolis.” Yes, the two films share a very popular star in Robert Pattinson, but compared with the millions upon millions of “Twilight” fans who have read all of Stephenie Meyer’s books, we’re guessing not as many are familiar with “Cosmopolis” through its source material by Don DeLillo.
So here’s what I think: All of you wonderfully dedicated Pattinson fans are in it for the long haul. You’re choosing to grow and evolve right along with Pattinson and the ebbs and flows of his chosen profession. That sentiment is exemplified perfectly by this poignant comment by MTV community member and Pattinson fan, Lior: “VOTE COSMOPOLIS! Support Rob’s new, professional career! SEE HIS TALENT BEYOND TWILIGHT.”
Not that the excitement for the final chapter in “The Twilight Saga” has lessened in any way, of course, but because there’s more mystery surrounding “Cosmopolis,” it is the more intriguing of the two films.
And let’s not forget about Pattinson’s other upcoming film, “Bel Ami,” which only narrowly lost to “Cosmopolis” in that first round. I would have thought the interest in seeing a lot of RPattz’s bare bottom would have easily trumped the film about a young finance wiz taking a day-long limo ride through New York City. But then there’s word of a particularly heated scene in the back of said limo, so what do I know? Regardless, consider me pleasantly surprised.
What do you think, “Twilight” fans? Why did “Cosmopolis” triumph over “Breaking Dawn – Part 2”? Let us know in the comments or tweet me @karawarner!
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