Friday night, after a long anxious afternoon, waiting on pins and needles and sharp pointy vampire teeth for Lance to get tickets, we saw Twilight.
Here are some of the things I noticed on this joyous occasion:
1. My husband is HOT. You need proof?
He’s not too happy with this picture. He thinks he looks drunk. Maybe he was because this is the picture he got of me:
2. When the weatherman says it’s going to be butt cold, sometimes he is right. It was freezing that night. A good excuse to bust out the knitted scarves.
3. When the movie theater assigns seats for a movie premiere, one must sometimes get lousy seating arrangements.
4. Not everyone who went to see Twilight had read the books. I know, because I asked, much to Lance’s embarrassment. I told him to hush, I was doing research for my blog.
5. Lance rolled his eyes approximately 19 times. He has no appreciation for the Twilight series.
6. I soooooo wish I had had a Twilight shirt to wear, like all the girls I saw that night. Mine would not have said “TEAM JACOB”, though. I am an Edward fan. And kind of a dork for wanting a Twilight shirt.
7. During the kissing scenes, or scenes that were close-ups on all the hot actors, it wasn’t the hormonal teenagers cat-calling and making kissy sounds. It was the hormonal middle-aged women. Like, your mom.
8. I might have swooned myself once or twice.
9. I kept my swooning to myself, though. I didn’t want to see Lance roll his eyes at me.
10. Bring fragrant gum to the theater, always. The combination of soda, popcorn and candy makes the surrounding movie watchers have some stank nasty breath. Gum is a odor shield.
Now to the actual review of the movie:
Ok, so I was kind of disappointed. But I think maybe I’m one of those people that relish in the anticipation and then have like, holiday letdown afterwards. I’m not sure what I expected with a 500 page book being shoved into a 2 hour movie, it was never going to be as good as the book. Much like with Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. The book is always better. I thought that sometimes the acting was robotic, but I’m sure it was very difficult to play the character of a perfect, smooth, suave vampire. And dude, Robert Pattinson. Need I say more? I don’t think so.
But on the positive, it’s a good clean movie. It’s filled with all the fodder of thrill, mystery and imagination. I just wish I hadn’t read the books yet. I say that because, first, I would have not been comparing the two. Second, because my imagination had already painted pictures in my mind of Forks or the Cullens’ house or Forks High School. The movie didn’t fit my imagined pictures, and that was irritating.
The movie soundtrack is oisome. iTunes gift cards, folks. That’s what this little girl is asking for Christmas. Must.own.soundtrack.
So if you are on that precarious edge of should I see the movie, should I read the books, I just don’t know… let me help you decide. Watch the movie first, I guarantee it’s good, I guarantee you will appreciate the beauty of the settings and the, erm…characters. Then, read the book. It’s a fast read, despite being 500+ pages. And even if you totally hate it, what have you lost? Just do it. Pretty please? You might like it so much you decide to read the other three.
Twas a fun night, and I can’t wait to see New Moon.
Anyone else see Twilight? What did you think? And did anyone else think they saw Stephenie Meyer in the movie?