My sister-in-law Cheryl called me late last night (9:00...yes that's late for me these days) to tell me she had an extra ticket to the midnight showing of the opening of Twilight. Now most of my friends know that I am an old school Twilight fan, and have been reading the books since before it was cool. I, like any red-blooded American woman between the ages of 12 and 70, love Edward and his gang of hottie vampires, so even though I literally can't remember the last time I was awake and out of my house after midnight, decided to throw caution to the wind and go to the movie.
Okay, let me just get this out of the way: The movie SUCKED. Like seriously the single dumbest movie ever made in the history of movie making. Cheryl and I literally giggled through the whole thing because it was so ridiculously cheesy. It was so over the top with bad acting and horrible special effects that I was honestly expecting to see a man in a bumble-bee costume come onto the scene, because it was so much like a Mexican Telenovella.
I swear to you that I'm not just one of those people who was so in love with the books that I was bound to hate the movie, no matter what. It really was just bad movie making. Such potential wasted too. I wish they could just scrap this whole movie and we could all forget it ever happened and then they could try again with a whole new group of movie making folks (especially need to replace make-up artists and dramatic mood music people). I could go on for hours.
Heres the thing though... I had more fun than I've had in a long time. Cheryl was so fun to hang out with while we waited for hours for the movie to start, and theres no way I could have endured the entire movie if I didn't have her next to me to laugh with. Also, my niece Lauren and her friends are so fabulous. Lauren really should have been born to me.
I am totally interested to hear what everyone else thought of the movie. Comments please....