The Good: If last night’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE illustrated anything, it’s that Taylor Lautner has a bright future in front of him…
The Bad: … just not in comedy. Between an opening monologue that put the spotlight on Lautner’s already well-known karate chops over his lesser known comedy ones, his not-so-gleeful turn in show choir, and of course the obligatory (not to mention highly unfunny) Twilight sketch, Lautner’s steely intensity and overall lack-of-smile will serve him very well in future roles that involve playing emotionless Terminator-like robots sent from the future to annihlate us, Ninja Assasins and of course Werewolves.
Frankly, executive producer Lorne Michaels should be ashamed. Not only was booking Lautner as host nothing more than an epic pander to attract a younger demographic, Kristen Wiig’s penchant for crazy characters continues to do nothing but have us reaching for the fast-forward button. While musical guest Bon Jovi used his opportunity to return to relevance by playing two songs we’ve never heard of.
The Ugly: If there is any truth to the old adage that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE may have single-handidly shot themselves in the foot by introducing an entirely new generation of fans (Tweens and Twi-hards) to SNL with one of the least entertaining episodes of the season. And having already
sat through endured January Jones and Megan Fox’s painful instalments this season, that’s saying a lot.