Twilight on Opening Night

November 22, 2008

I have to say that my husband is awesome for taking me to see Twilight on opening night, and he only complained a little bit. I did very much enjoy the movie, although I will say it was a little cheesy. I don’t think the hundreds of teenage girls who were there with us thought that, though. They would burst out in squeals at the tiniest thing. David would rub his head, shift in his seat, and say to me, “I just don’t get it! Nothing happened, why are they cheering?” And I would say to him things like, “It’s because Edward is wearing sunglasses now.” Admittedly, it wasn’t the circumstances I prefer to see a movie in either, but I just couldn’t wait.

As I’ve mentioned before, David doesn’t like fantasy much. But he has somehow seen the Lord of the Rings movies. During the movie, Edward was climbing trees like Spider Man. I whispered to David, “I didn’t realize vampires had sticky hands and feet like that.”

“Yeah, I didn’t realize they were so much like hobbits.”

“Hobbits don’t climb trees like that.”

“They did in the movie…Murkwood Forest and all that!”

“No David, that was because the trees were alive and they picked the hobbits up.” He was too exasperated to continue the argument.

On the way home we discussed the movie like any normal couple would do. One thing (among many) that annoyed David was when Bella said, straight from the back cover of the book, “About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him – and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be – that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.” It annoyed him because it sounded out of place; Bella didn’t speak like that throughout the rest of the movie.

This became a jumping off point for him to express all his other thoughts about the movie. I was entertained by statements such as this on the way home (spoken in a very dramatic voice):

“FIRST, I am in love with Edward’s hair, which is really huge. SECOND, I have very sultry lips. And THIRD, Edward’s dad looks just like Joel Osteen.”

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Comments on Twilight on Opening Night

  1. 1

    From Carmen:

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Twilight since you mentioned it. I’m glad you got to see the movie!

  2. 2

    From Scott:

    I agree with David, though, in that all the voice-over parts that were pulled directly from the book did sound out of place.

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