So everyone who reads this knows that I am secretly obsessed with Twilight. Well okay, it's not a secret at all. I absolutely loved the books and have read them all a few times. ANYWAY... I was super, duper excited to see the movie. I had family coming in on opening day, which meant that I HAD to go see it early. There was no way I was going to be able to wait until Monday to go see it. So I got a group of my friends together, we all purchased our tickets together and we went to the midnight showing of Twilight. We were all completely giddy. (Isn't it crazy that a movie could do this to grown women?) We got there at 10PM thinking this was plenty of time to get in line. WRONG!!!! Not only were we late, but the entire theater was completely packed. We sat at the very top (okay like three rows from the top) in the very corner. How crazy is that? All you could see was girls texting, laptop computers out, girls doing their homework... I mean come on people, it was a Thursday night. There was even one poor man who had obviously told his daughter he would take her and her friends, but he was staying too. Yeah, he sure looked thrilled.
So the movie. Did I love it? Weeelllll???? I liked it. I went in expecting that there was no way it could live up to the book. There were funny scenes that were meant to be funny, and there were funny scenes that came from the pure cheesiness of it. I think some of the characters were great, and some were eeehhh. I have to admit that seeing Edward walking into the cafeteria that first time took my breath away. He definitely did a good job. And Charlie was perfect. I love how they gave him that cool aspect. But there was a lot left out of the book. I know that it is difficult to fit a 500 page book into 2 hours, but it seems sooo rushed. I think if I hadn't read the book, I would have probably been lost and confused. And I have to admit, there was a lot of cheese. More than I would have liked. So in the end I give it 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets. Will I see it again you ask? ABSOLUTELY! I mean, hello, it's Twilight. My wish for the next movie I really, really hope that they put more money into it. The effects have to be better. I also really hope that they get another director. Someone who knows how to eliminate the cheese.
Can't wait for countdown to New Moon to start. Woohoo!!
Have a great day.