All hopes of job security one year from now are out the window.
Apparently, Taylor Lautner of werewolf Twilight fame has decided to royally screw me over.
The good news: Taylor Lautner is set to star in a new action movie entitled “Cancun”. Sounds awesome, right? He should start shooting in June, meaning that he may still be around for my wedding week in July. (in case any of my sisters/cousins are interested in some stalking! Might make for an interesting bachelorette party…)
The bad news: The movie is about a group of spring breakers that get kidnapped while in Cancun.
Normally I would be all over this. It sounds like great publicity for Cancun! However, I think Summit Entertainment has failed to take into account two important points:
1. Cancun is safe and spring breakers never get kidnapped here.
2. We just got through a rough year where tourists essentially stopped coming to Cancun due to the swine flu scare (which never even made it to Cancun) and due to rumors of drug wars (even though the drug wars were taking place on the other side of the country… thanks, media).
If this movie were to be made two years ago or five years from now, I would say “great!” However, a movie about kidnapping in Cancun (however hot the star may be) right in the wake of a horrible recession caused by a false bad rep is NOT good for Cancun.
I’ve already seen many friends lose jobs over Cancun’s bad rep caused by a paranoid media scare. This is the last thing we need right now.
Still, I’m hoping that I’m proven wrong. If we can keep up a good rep until this movie comes out in a year or so (and everyone has forgotten all the lies), then maybe it just might have a positive effect and draw in more spring breakers in search of some “vacation relation” who looks like Taylor Lautner.
Who do you think will win… college hormones or mass paranoia?