It was that time of the month...
I finally went to see "Twilight".
Now, I kind of resisted seeing this movie, based on the so-so reviews and over-hyped online frenzy surrounding the book series and the thirteen year old girl fan-focus. I just had a feeling it was going to be cheesy and kind of like the "OC"-meets- "The Covenant" and, in my mind...that makes it a rental, at best.
But, I found myself in the theater yesterday and, before I knew it...I was center-seated with popcorn in hand as the "Twilight" credits began.
And, as much as I hate to admit it...
I really enjoyed it.
I told my friend that it was kind of like watching "Juno the Vampire Slayer" (even though Bella doesn't actually slay any vampires). The two leads were brooding loners, surrounded by your typical High School range of outcast friends, nestled in the moody, perpetually wet and cloudy area of Fork, Washington.
Rather than focusing the movie on vampire violence and gore (which, thankfully, the movie avoided almost entirely), the story centered on bringing our two leads together and delving into the strength of their love-at-first bite attraction. Yes, there are some bad vampires doing bad things and, yes, you pretty much know going in that, in the end, things will likely be okay.
But...it's how they get there that counts and I, for one, enjoyed the journey.
Will die-hard action and horror fans who usually need to see a few severed limbs and exposed entrails enjoy the movie?
But, I'm a romantic at heart (the dark, cold place that it is) and really just went with it and found myself rooting for the girl getting the boy and love conquering all.
There is enough violence and gore in the real world...why pay to see more?
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to meet Tiffany, Amber and CeCe at the mall.
The Jonas Brothers are making an appearance tonight and we're totally freaking about what to wear!