Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Angie Does Twilight (and revisits age 14)

As if you people haven't heard enough about this phenomenon already, I'm here to add my $.02 to the whole thing.

Last Friday evening, I headed out to brave the crowds of screaming teenagers so I could be one of the first to see the movie "Twilight". This was a girls' night out, many weeks in the making. I had read the book and REALLY enjoyed it. And knowing how hard I am on movies that are made from books, I was cautiously optimistic about how this film was going to turn out.
I met a couple of girlfriends at Chili's and despite the grins on our faces, none of us had an ounce of alcohol. Nope, the adrenaline from the impending movie was enough to fuel our giddyness. That, and our fly matching shirts. Yep, that's Team Edward for those who can't read the embroidery.

Meet Jane, Shannon and of course, me

(BTW, you should head over to Jane's for a giveaway that she's doing!)


After a yummy dinner, we made our way to the movie theater, so we could stand in line for 45 minutes with the aforementioned screaming teenage girls. It was pretty hilarious to see the guys that had clearly been dragged there by their girlfriends. And we weren't the only "mature" theater-goers there. Phew.


Now, for my assessment of the movie. I loved it! I truly can't wait to see it again. Admittedly, I wasn't happy with the casting of Edward at first, but after seeing Rob Pattinson in the role, I'm now quite happy with the choice. He did a great job as Edward. I do have a few complaints about scenes that weren't in the film and a key scene that just didn't live up to my expectations, but overall, I thought they did a pretty good job.

I think the thing that surprised me the most was that I went in expecting to completely fall for Edward. While, he has definitely grown on me, I came out completely head over heels for another "Cullen".

Move over James McAvoy (and Patrick Dempsey), there's a new guy in town. And his name is Jackson Rathbone. This fine young actor plays Jasper Hale and he will be the driving force behind me seeing Twilight again, and again, and again...

So, for anyone who hasn't seen Twilight yet, I give it 2 big thumbs up. At the very least, there are several cute guys to ogle!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh I love those shirts! How fun was that? I'm still working on getting the books read but ummm I'll see the movie someday, I promise! :) Thanks for the pics!

Shannon said...

Girl, I'm ready to go whenever you are! Just say the word...

Ah, Jackson... what a cutie!

Shannon said...

Oh, and I'm so glad we did this... the night was F.U.N!

JANE said...

I'm ready for another viewing myself..

And my, my, that is one smokin' pic of Jackson!!!

It was great Girls!! GNO me anytime, woohoo!!!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Looks like a GREAT time... And I KNOW how fun you guys are so I'm pretty sure I'm right about that.

Kat said...

How fun! And I love your shirts. But Emmett...now he was mighty fine...

Brandy said...

Your shirts are so cute!

But Jasper is a no - I'm all about Emmett now!

Jen said...

I am so glad that you guys had a fun time.

Angela said...

That's it. I gotta read these freakin' books. Gotta.

Lula! said...

I am now TEAM EMMETT all the way. Of course I'm always and forever faithful to Edward Anthony Masen Cullen, but Emmett? Yeah, he's hot.

I LOVED Jasper in the baseball scene...he has mad bat skills. He has good hands. That's what I'm sayin'.

Angela said...

LOL I came back to review all your Twilight posts as well, because, well, as we all know, this stupid book series has become my very own personal crack addiction. And I wasn't disappointed with the cuties! Now, get thee down here and bring that movie! I'll supply cosmopolitans and yummy food for our viewing!

 

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