The Girl and The-Girl-Who-Thinks-She-Lives-Here convinced me to take them to the midnight showing of Eclipse on Tuesday.
Okay, it didn't take much convincing. It was more like, "You want to go to the midnight show?" and I broke out in a little happy dance.
Yes, it's true. I am very much one of those girls. A girl who loves the Twilight series and the movies. Judge me if you must, but a fact is a fact. Oh, yes, I can hear you already....
Stephanie Myers is just a fair to middling writer.
I completely agree. Hearts are broken and things are hot as hell as Stephanie belts us with cliche after cliche. It's frustrating but certainly not unreadable.
Bella is a flat, boring character who has the inability to just speak.
Again, true. She can mumble, murmur, scream, whisper, moan, whine and cry. Find a sentence that ends with 'Bella said." and you've got gold. But come on! So Stephanie owns a thesaurus. Who doesn't?
Who does Stephanie Myer's think she is rewriting vampire myths?
Oh, shut up. Really.
These stories are not meant to be great literature passed through the ages. They are what they are-- fun, fast reads populated with beautiful men. There isn't a thing wrong with that. The bookstores are full of this kind of writing. Stephanie just hit the right chord at the right moment.
So we went to the midnight show. I wasn't expecting the crowd. I should have expected it. It was huge. Cars and people (mostly girls) everywhere. The line was reaching around the theater. We already had tickets and heard a rumor passed through the crowd that they were seating our screen. So we jumped out of line, weasled our way to the front and slipped in the theater. That moved scored us completely decent seats. Not cool of us, but boldness was demanded in the situation. No way I was going to sit way up in front staring straight up a the screen.
The audience was in agreement that everyone needed to shut up and watch the movie. There were a few moments of catcalls and some whoo-ing, but for the most part everyone was extremely well behaved. That was a relief. When we went to see New Moon the audience was almost riot stage the entire time. The girl next to me was there strictly to see pretty boys it seems. Anytime Bella would talk she would mutter under her breath, "Shut up. Shut the hell up. Get off the screen. You are so stupid." Poor thing. But you can't have pretty boys fighting over a girl without the girl. Some things must just be tolerated.
We'll be going to see Eclipse again before long. The Man wants to see it and so does The Boy I suspect. But just for the action scenes, of course. Not for the pretty girls.