|In August I drove through Olympic National |
Forest. I'd be lying if I said I didn't hope to see a
Cullen. I know, I know, why would you want to
find a vampire? They could eat you? No need
to worry. These ones are vegetarians, too.
Yes, the saga is coming to an end at last, and if you're like me, you're kind of relieved.
By now, most of you know that I do like me some Twilight. And why is that? I don't particularly care for Bella Swan as a character. I find Jacob one of the most annoying characters in history and can't fathom the idea that anyone would be Team Jacob. The dialogue is sometimes silly. It's by no means a story that teaches a super valuable lesson to our impressionable teens.
But, damn it all, there's something about these stories that grips me.
So why the relief at the end of the saga? Again, it's hard to explain. Maybe it's my desire to see us talking about other books and movies. Maybe it's because I need to kick this Robert Pattinson crush if he's really going back to K-Stew (which has nothing to do with the cheating scandal. I haven't been a fan of hers... ever). Maybe it's because I'm pissed off everyone now seems to think the last book in a series has to be split in two, when it drags out the story and makes for less exciting cinema that negatively affects the story pacing set by previous movies (cough, cough, I'm looking specifically at you The Hunger Games franchise. Please don't make two Mockingjay movies.).
It's hard to know, but it's with a little excitement and relief that I look forward to seeing this final movie.
I'll admit, I did not plan to read the books or watch the movie. Then, I moved to Houston in 2009, and I was lonely. I spent most of my time renting movies from Redbox and reading the stash of Nora Roberts books I purchased before the move.
Then it got to be October. I'm not a fan of slasher movies, and the Redbox spots near my house were filled with scary movies. Twilight was one of the few non-horror movies available, it was October and I figured what the hell? Why not watch a movie about sparkling vampires?
|Yeah, I went to Forks. Jealous?|
From then on I've seen the movies in the theaters, and tonight I'm going to the first screening. It blows my mind a little that it's showing at 10 p.m. instead of midnight, but frankly that just means more sleep for me before work tomorrow.
With that, I'll leave you with this clip show of some of my Twilight-related posts to help you get in the mood to see this series come to an end.
- My Lit Adventure to the spot of Bella and Edward's first date
- My attempt at recreating Bella's dinner from that first date
- My Lit Adventure to La Push, baby
- My Twlight-inspired painted pumpkin
- My Lit Adventure to the boundary line between Forks and La Push
Do I have any other Twi-Hards in the house? Are you going to the movie? What are you most looking forward to seeing?
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