The past few days have seen a slew of celebrity Twitter scandals, and one of the biggest and most talked-about ones is undoubtedly that of Robert Pattinson. If you follow celebrity news, you’ll know that the British actor landed in hot water when he Tweeted “Got a massive b***es” in response to a fan who asked if he’s seen any good movies recently. In a rare move, his Tweets have now been permanently deleted, but this hasn’t stopped the media from having a field day with this story.
This isn’t the first time that R.Pattinson’s Twitter antics have drawn negative attention. Back in February, he Tweeted a picture of himself wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan “F*** the government.” Although this was just a joke, some people found it offensive, and it briefly caused the hashtag #FreeRPattinson to trend on Twitter. He has also been accused of lip-syncing on-camera multiple times, which he denies. Despite his missteps, R.Pattinson is still one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood and is arguably most popular among female fans. Even the most cynical would have to agree that this kind of publicity is probably good for his career.
The Rise In Popularity
In some ways, the story of Robert Pattinson is an unlikely rise to fame. Born and raised in England, he started acting at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks, appearing in well-known films such as Twilight and Water for Elephants. After playing a warlord in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, he was considered one of the biggest male movie stars of the 21st century.
R.Pattinson’s career peaked in 2013 when he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the period drama, Eclipse. His movies have made him one of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood, with an estimated net worth of over $100 million. Despite this, he has remained relatively down-to-earth, rarely giving interviews and instead choosing to focus on his work and personal life. But while his personal life may be off-limits, his work life has never been more exciting. As the most celebrated and recognizable face of Twilight, for example, he now has the opportunity to work with some of the genre’s biggest names, including Taylor Lautner, Taylor Lautner, and Taylor Lautner.
The most recent Twilight movie, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, was the highest-grossing film of the series to date, earning $400 million worldwide. Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was also one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, and its premiere was one of the biggest events of the season. The combination of Taylor Lautner and R.Pattinson is an irresistible one, and it’s clear that these two already have an extremely successful working relationship. Their combined on-screen magic was on full display in Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as they once again played off each other’s personalities perfectly, demonstrating just how invaluable their collaboration is to the franchise.
The Darkest Before Dawn
Twilight and Robert Pattinson were certainly the biggest story lines in the fourth season of The Walking Dead, which is no surprise since the show is often referred to as “the greatest show of our generation.” It also wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the star power of TWILIGHT helped make Walking Dead the smash-hit phenomenon that it is today. And while some fans may claim that Rick is the real star of The Walking Dead, it’s hard to argue that TWILIGHT isn’t responsible for many of the show’s most iconic moments, especially the first half of the season. It was the movie that launched a thousand memes and the phrase “Twilight is not undead” became a worldwide phenomenon.
The popularity of The Walking Dead can be attributed to many factors, but the fact that it is a well-written, suspenseful, and captivating story certainly helps. The fourth season of the show is often referred to as its darkest, mainly because of the zombie-apocalypse that plagues the world in the aftermath of the events in The Walking Dead. The characters are visibly more ravaged by the world around them and it doesn’t take long for the viewer to understand that this is a different world with different rules. The zombies may walk and eat, but they don’t always attack: sometimes they’ll sit down with the humans and have a conversation, or seek shelter in the same building as the humans. While this may be unsettling for the characters, it creates a whole other layer of suspenseful anxiety for the viewer. It may not always be fun to watch, but it’s always exciting.
For the uninitiated, S1E12 of The Walking Dead is probably the best place to start, and for those unfamiliar with the show, this is where the story really picks up. We’re introduced to a younger, slimmer version of Rick, played by Lennie James, and it’s clear that this is a man who’s changed quite a bit since we last saw him. It also doesn’t help that the camera loves him: from the very first scene, we’re treated to a loving gaze as he watches his little girl, Emily, play in the snow. The music builds as the camera cranes ever so slightly upwards, framing the pure, starry night perfectly. And then, in the blink of an eye, everything changes, as the camera is pulled down to Earth again, this time by a massive, undead hand as the very first zombie appears. The world has changed, and not for the better.
This is a hand, by the way, not an arm, as the zombies in The Walking Dead aren’t really designed to pull down trees and break them over their heads. It’s a prosthetic limb created for display purposes, but the symbolism of this shot isn’t lost on us: clearly, Rick isn’t the same man he was before the zombie plague and the attachment of this artificial hand represents his new status as a zombie-apologist. While he may not always like what his hand is doing, he at least recognizes it, much like the zombies that pull it off his arm every night when he sleeps. This association doesn’t seem to sit well with everyone though, as we’ll discover in the coming weeks. It’s clear that Rick’s journey will be an emotional one, as he continues trying to lead his people (and his daughter) safely through this new world, while also facing challenges that he thought he put behind him. The show’s narrative is complex, and it doesn’t always paint Rick in a positive light, which is perhaps why some fans consider it’s darkest season.
The Most Iconic Moments
There are many iconic moments from the fourth season of The Walking Dead, but here are five that stand out. The first scene that comes to mind is probably when Rick and Carl approach the prison in an RV. Even if you know what’s coming, it’s still incredible to watch. Rick’s hair is still perfectly intact, as if he just stepped out of a movie two decades ago. Carl doesn’t say a word as he watches in awe as his father opens the prison gates, as two huge, gruff guards stand stoically by. The other iconic moment from this season is Rick’s speech to the group of stranded survivors. The camera stays on Rick as he works his way to the heart of the matter, letting the audience know that no matter what happens, he’ll never give up: “We’re going to live, and we’re going to fight,” he says, “for as long as we have air in our lungs.”
These and other moments from The Walking Dead are what inspired the creation of memes, or humorous online phrases or images that spread rapidly across social media platforms like Twitter. The zombies in TWILIGHT, for example, were originally designed to be intimidating, but were too sedate, so the creators had to come up with a way to make them more lively, hence the zombie apocalypse. The phrase “Twilight is not undead,” for example, quickly became popularized on social media platforms such as Twitter during season one of The Walking Dead when viewers found it humorous to say that the vampire series wasn’t actually set in the post-apocalypse. While some people may have initially found these memes funny, and even if you did too, it doesn’t mean that they’re in any way positive. For the most part, they function as a quick, easy way for people to laugh at a time when we need jokes more than ever.