But then, Kristen Stewart is an actress, and Bella Swan is a role. Any actress in that role would have to play her essentially the same way. But then, she managed to play essentially the same role in Snow White and the Huntsman. What does Snow White do? Get imprisoned forever. Then a Huntsman comes and saves her. Actually, a lot of people come and save her. I’m not sure what character traits we’re supposed see in her (she’s blandly pleasant?) up until the last ten minutes of the movie when she suddenly – somewhat inexplicably – grows a spine. Frankly, like the editors at our sister site Crushable, and like Woody Allen long before them, I found myself rooting for the Evil Queen.
That said, I really, really, really love Adventureland. She’s pretty great in that. And the scene where she tells someone that they aren’t friends anymore because she’s refused to go out with someone Jewish is exactly the way you wish you’d behaved as a teenager. If you lived in the 80′s. And were having an affair. With your boss. At an amusement park.
Italics on all of that. Just, all of it. Adventureland is just a good movie.
But it seems like she went from cool independent films like that, to playing roles that continually uphold this idea that you don’t need to do anything to be special. And you do. You really, really need to do things.
Unless you are like, a magical princess who is going to save the realm from darkness because being in your presence cures all manner of ailments, and, actually, I still think you should be working on that.