The RottenTomatoes.com short-form, otherwise known as those excerpted review passages that a great many readers will never click beyond, is peppered today with qualifiers from top-tier critics who liked Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
These folks (or presumably, in some cases, the people who post to RT for them) are taking no chances. They want everyone to know that they know liking a cheesy Twilight movie is weird.
Here’s a sampling of today’s fresh-review disclaimers:
Manohla Dargis, New York Times: “- yes, I surrendered -”
Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies: “There, I said it.”
Nigel Andrews, Financial Times: “For some movies you don’t need intelligence, you just need faith, gullibility and a state of happy surrender…”
The last one is FishbowlLA’s favorite. In erudite, British fashion, Andrews is making it plain that he was with stupid only for the requisite 117 minutes.