Twilight or Slumdog?

MTV is entrusting their web viewers with the task of choosing the nominees for their upcoming MTV Movie Awards. I love seeing what kids choose… it provides a realistic glimpse into their world.

I’m not a betting man, but if I was, I’d bet Twilight is going to take all! Twilight and Slumdog Millionaire took the lead with the most nominations. But I predict that at THIS award’s show, Slumdog won’t come out on top.

It’s a no-brainer. I have personal experience with the type of dedicated (or brainwashed) fans that Twilight draws. When i blogged about Twilight recently, somehow my blog came up on the number one page whenever someone searched the word “Twilight” under Google images. Within a couple weeks, I actually had over a hundred thousand people (let me guess: tween girls?) click through my blog… a blog with the opening line, “Should I let me kids see Twilight?” And then the comments started pouring in. (If you want to peek into the mind of the average 12-year-old Twilight fan with internet access… just click on that blog and read the comments starting at the bottom. Very interesting stuff.)

That being said, when MTV announced the fact that viewers can vote for the winner in every category at the MTV Movies Awards Site… my guess is that those same millions of kids (of which only a small percentage probably clicked through my blog) are now going to go crazy on MTV’s site. Hence my guess, Twilight’s gonna sweep the awards.

We’ll find out at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, May 31st. (and I’ll be writing my annual “two cents” about this youth culture porthole in the days to follow)

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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One Response to Twilight or Slumdog?

  1. Ece says:

    TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Slumdog Millionare is suckish.My mom watched it and that was what she said.Twilight rocks!!!