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My 180 degree Twilight Experience

July 10, 2009

Do you find the Twilight series stupid? Do you think that it is nothing more than a sad attempt at another Harry Potter series, but that it doesn’t even come close to that status? Do you ultimately think that the series is a waste of time and that anyone who actually DOES read and enjoy it is nothing more than a loser with terrible taste?

Well, to be honest, so did I. Until I gave it a chance.

Please, listen to me. Do not immediately tune me out! I was one of you, I swear! All my friends would continually prattle on about the books and the movies at lunch breaks and during any spare moment, and it drove me crazy!

First of all, I thought, four books about vampires and werewolves? What the hell? I would have to be a 37-year-old loser living in my mothers basement, or a 13-year-old idiot living in a dreamworld to appreciate that.

Second of all, who are these people in the movies? They are all ugly! AND theyre terrible actors to top it off! How could I EVER enjoy something like this? Its impossible, I say, impossible.

Whenever my friends would talk to me about it, I would tune them out. I thought, “This is ludicrous. I dont like Hannah Montana, OR the Jonas Brothers, so I probably won’t like this.” I lumped them all into the same category, as I am sure you do.

But, the night that changed everything was the day Twilight came out in theatres. My friend dragged me to see it. “Come on,” she said, “See it for me. You can sleep through it if you want.”

And that is just what I planned on doing.

The movie started, blah blah blah, and I was regretting that I came.

I don’t know when it happened, honestly i don’t. But by the end, I was in a state of shock. Partly, I was in shock because I was completely unprepared to be moved so deeply, and partly because I didn’t know what to do with myself. I thought, “Okay, that was amazing. How can I connect myself deeper to this phenomena?”

THe passion, the peril, the impossibility, the love, the anger, the complication — it was incredible! It was so much more than I had imagined! Not only did I find the storyline incredibly appealing, but, by the end, I found the actores to be, well, I’ll just say it — attractive!! I am not ashamed to admit that I now find Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone and Cam Gigandet to be incredibly good-looking people! Yes I do!

Once I saw the movie, I saw it again in theatres twice more, and watched it online several more times, bought the DVD at the premiere party and watched it and the special features numerous times. I read all four of the books in 5 days — it took me five days because when I got to the last 100 pages of the fourth book, I forced myself to stop because I didn’t want the series to end. I have read each of them over again since. I read Midnight Sun (Twiligh, but from the perspective of Edward Cullen, the protagonist) on Stephenie Meyer’s (the author) website as well.

Now, I am anxiously anticipating the release of the movie New Moon. It comes out on November 20th. I don’t know how I am going to wait.

I think this bears mentioning — I am not embarrassed. I know that some will read this and say, “Wow, this girl is a loser,” but you are wrong. I am simply a person that will admit the things I am passionate about — and this is one of them. So please, listen to me, and just watch the movie. You don’t even have to watch the whole thing! Just watch the first hour — by then, I promise you, you wont be able to resist the second!

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 30, 2010 10:12 pm

    Thanks for good stuff

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