The 10-minute spoof opens on Bella and Edward deep in conversation atop Edward’s newly purchased canopy bed (oh la la!). Ethereal chanting wafts in the background. That is, until Bella bursts into full Gaga mode (black leather and ridiculous headpiece included), belting out “Bad Romance.” It is, indeed, a “Bad Romance,” not only because a healthy, loving relationship between a human and a vampire is almost unheard of, but there’s also a third-wheel werewolf to contend with. In fact, the line, “I don’t want to be friends,” crooned by Taylor Lautner’s doppelganger is pretty much the definition of apropos.
Yet, as fitting an anthem as Lady Gaga’s hit is for the Saga’s love triangle, it’s the spoof’s less-featured second song, Jordin Spark’s “Battlefield,” that feels most appropriate. After all, it’s Edward and Bella’s forbidden love that incites the movie’s epic battle finale. With “Bad Romance” having hit its saturation point many moons ago, its use just seems so…expected. When I reviewed The Hillywood Show’s “New Moon” parody earlier this year, I applauded the sisters’ use of spot-on ditties, but this time, it just feels a bit been there, done that.
That isn’t to say there’s not a lot to love about this parody, including the little details that really make it shine. One of my favorites was the actors’ recreation of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s breathtaking couture Harper’s Bazaar photoshoot. (The frocks were almost identical!). Other choice moments include a shirtless shapeshifter dance party and a giggle-worthy re-imagining of the tent scene that includes grenades and automatic weapons. (We did say love is a “Battlefield.”)
With “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” not due in theaters until next November, it’ll be at least a year before the next “Twilight”-inspired Hillywood Show parody debuts, but in this vid’s closing moments, the gang gave us a hint of what to expect in the follow-up: feathers. Lots and lots of feathers. So scandalous.
Watch The Hillywood Show’s “Eclipse” parody at the Hindi sisters’ website.
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