I thought "Twilight: The Eclipse" would burn out when I saw it on its second day in theaters with a handful of people at a matinee.
We all laughed when hunky werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) told willowy vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) "I am hotter than you."
But we also gagged whenever Bella (Kristen Stewart) dropped in little tear grenades of pseudo-sensitivity, such as her wish to see that her mother was leading a full and satisfying life.
We all realized there was more floss in the script than the vampires and werewolves must have used on their teeth. And the filmmaking was so flaccid it was impossible to enjoy what should have been a primal spectacle: American Indian werewolves defending their land against evil bloodsuckers while American vampires struggle to become a new kind of people-friendly nosferatu in the New World.
Well, the people who vote for the People's Choice Awards returned that friendship big-time last night, proclaiming "Twilight: The Eclipse" their "favorite movie" and "favorite drama movie" and also honoring it for their "favorite actress" (Stewart) and "favorite on screen team" (Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner).
It's called the "People's Choice Awards," but who are these people? Does anyone out there actually know any of the 175 million fans who supposedly submitted on-line votes? For a full list of winners, click here.
Photo of Stewart and Lautner on their way to the podium by Chris Pizzello