Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Is Edward Cullen a Jerk?

**Remember, we're only passing on to you the question MTV is posing....we don't agree! We don't think Edward is a jerk at all!!!! We love Edward. I mean, look at that face! But, of course, please leave your opinion in our comments section because I'm sure all you Jacob fans probably feel differently, and possibly even some Edward fans.... :-)


Now, to the story:

From MTV.com:

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Millions of women all over the world dream of being held in his arms. He's strong, handsome, charming and endearingly old-fashioned. But several scenes in the upcoming film "New Moon" seem to reveal a different side of Robert Pattinson's iconic character, moments that raise an intriguing question: Is Edward Cullen a jerk?

From uncool parking practices, to stalking, to abandoning his loved one in a time of need, perhaps the 108-year-old vampire needs a class in modern etiquette. For more on the topic, we took the spoiler-free evidence straight to RPattz himself for an all-in-good-fun investigation:

A Volvo Faux Pas? - It's not giving anything away to say that the first time we see Edward in "New Moon," Bella is watching him park his car in the Forks High lot. Pulling in sideways, he takes up three spaces (!) and then struts toward the camera defiantly. "Yeah," Pattinson laughed when asked if taking up multiple spots is a dick move. "I didn't help the situation much [with the strut], either. I always thought [parking like that] was a little strange myself." Blaming director Chris Weitz's instructions for the shot that was meant to make Edward look more cool than cocky, RPattz tried to defend Edward. "I think [he did it] because that was the only spot, there weren't any other spots available," he offered, insisting it looks better on film to drive across multiple spaces than to execute a three-point turn between parked cars. "It would be less of a dramatic entrance if I'm, like, backing up into something."

Please Stay 100 Yards Away From Bella - A critic once called Edward "one of modern fiction's best candidates for a restraining order," and after watching the "New Moon" movie, it's hard to disagree. He spies on her while she sleeps, gets angry when she sees friends he doesn't approve of, keeps deceiving her dad — and even when they're broken up, his apparition watches Bella's every move. "I guess that's what the story is about in 'New Moon'," RPattz admitted. "I love Charlie — Bella's dad's — attitude toward Edward in this one; he never gives him a break about anything, he's just constantly saying, 'That guy. He's just terrible for you.' " Dramatically, however, Pattinson said that a court decree to stay apart wouldn't make for a very romantic movie. "I guess the restraining order wouldn't really be very good for anyone," he joked. "But [Bella] could use a restraining order. I think if [Edward] wasn't a vampire, and this was in reality, a girl's parents would think he was an oddball."

Love 'Em and Leave 'Em - Sure, there are extenuating circumstances, but here are the facts: He told Bella he loved her and in the new movie he dumps her and splits for Italy. Not cool, Eddie, not cool. "One of the main things I felt [while filming the breakup scene] was what fans think of Bella and Edward's relationship, what that represents to them as the ideal relationship," Rob said, admitting he felt like he was being a jerk to all the female Twilighters when he dumped Bella. "You're breaking up the ideal relationship. I felt a lot of the weight behind that ... you could really feel the audience watching as you're doing it."

17 comments:

Anne said...

I think Edward is constantly trying to do what he earnestly thinks is in Bella's best interest. He's too hard on himself and doesn't give her enough credit concerning what she can handle...those are his only flaws. His love for her is completely unselfish and all consuming. So much so that he can't even make sense of it himself.

That's what I think. He's the farthest thing from a jerk possible!

CountessLaurie said...

While the road to hell may be paved with good intentions, he does it all to keep her safe and that makes him a winner.

However, Bella's behavior toward Charlie in book 3 however...

Bitten said...

Ok, I am finally coming to terms with the way I feel about Edward. Since he left her in New Moon, it opened the door for me with Jacob and I am Team Jacob all the way. (most due to my real life involvement with Native Americans)

But now it is time to re-evaluate Edward. I believe Edward does always try to do the best thing for his 17 year old girl friend. After all, at his age he does realize what she would be giving up etc. should someone terminate her life just to be with him. I don't think anyone could withstand the burden of responsibility that would carry.

Bella just doesn't seem to realize the other Cullen's are what they are through tragedy. The transformation she wants is by her choice. I do not believe any Cullen wants to go there for her.

Bitten aka Team Jacob :P

hoLLy said...

edward is a sweetie. but i'm also a jacob fan. i'm a two timing skank!

dayana said...

if he wasn;t like this in new moon and he was only loving and not leaving, then the story didn't had the eclipse or breaking down...and like bitten sayed opened the door with Jacob...and sometimes is like this also in the real life, you have to break something to protect...anyway Edward "is to good to be light"

Clare said...

my friend thinks he's too clingy but i like Edward.... ALLOT.
xxxx

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Florentina said...

i certainly think that edward wants whats best for bella. I'm an edward-fan all the way but i can see what they mean with this. I do think that he can come across as a jerk. it's just that he does mean well and he wants to protect bella. that's what doesn't make him a jerk.

i totally agree with bitten :)

emily said...

im an edward fan but i turn into a jacob fan while edward is gone and then i go right back to being team edward!!!!!!!

Little Lovables said...

He def wants whats best for Bella. Which is why he left in the first place, even though it was so hard for him to do so.

In cut out scenes of the New Moon book, he sends her tons and tons of money to take care of her and she trashes it, but the editors cut that out.

Of course, in real life, a guy watching you sleep and doing many of those things and sneaking around are not good for a teenage girl... but Edward is diff b/c he is a vampire and this is fiction! He also isn't getting her drunk/drugs having sex and doing everything else teenage boys are into these days, so at least he has that.

brooke nichols said...

he not a jerk.
hes just trying to pertrct bella.

Anonymous said...

um did they really just ask that question? hes just trying to protect bella and so... HE IS NOT A JERK. btw, huge edward fan : P

Madison said...

I found in twilight (THE MOVIE NOT THE BOOK!!!) that edward sorta was kinda a jerk.. sorry ladies.. its just something i noticed watching twilight a nights ago.. he just seems.. i dono , not the way i pictured him in the book :(

hoLLy said...

i agree madison, there are two scenes in the movie i noticed where he does act jerkish. but in the book, i never felt that. i think the director didn't direct a couple of parts very well.

and emily, i am with you! :)

Anonymous said...

Edward is not a jerk, just ya no severly mental 4 leaving bella, for thinking one minute that he wasnt good enough for her because they are absolutely in every way desinged for eachother, byt ya no he came back and they got married and they had sweet littel Nseeie so even though i am TEAM JACOB i will forgive Edwrad because Nessie is so cute! lol, but really hes not a jerk!! :D

Anonymous said...

i <3 JACOB becuz he left so technicly in my wurld he is well... srry a jrek! but he came back so i guess i culd forgive him....... lol!