Do you hear a high-pitch squeal? It’s coming from movie theaters all around the country. Why? Because the last installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2 opened last night at midnight (or 10:00 p.m., depending on where you live).
I’ve been to every midnight showing of the Twilight films, but not this one. I’m okay with that though; I think I may be getting too old to stay up that late (last New Year’s Eve, I fell asleep at 8:00.) And though I’m going to be relieved that the Twilight sensation is over with, I’m still a little sad to see them end.
Since I have to work, I didn’t get to do the super fun Twilight marathon down at Harkins, but I do have Breaking Dawn Part 1 playing in the background as I type. Watching the movie makes me think back to the first film and all the anticipation. So with the end of films, I thought it’d be fun to look over my favorite Twilight moments:
1. Robert Pattison cast as Edward.
When I first read Twilight, I had no idea it was being made into a movie. I can’t really remember the mental picture I had painted as to what my Edward looked like, but when I saw Rob Pattinson had been cast I was like, “Hey! Isn’t that Cedric Diggory?!” I remember him because all the girls thought he was soooo cute when Goblet of Fire came out, but I was like, “That guy?! He’s forehead is ENORMOUS!”
“Don’t like my face? I’ll just bite your head off. Literally.”
Now, however, the five-head has grown on me.
2. Seeing the cast at Comic-Con
I primarily went to Comic Con in ’09 for two reasons: 1., to see David Tennant and 2., to see the cast of New Moon. I. COULDN’T. WAIT. The morning of the panel, we woke up early and got in line at the convention center. When the cast walked on the stage, there was an explosion of applause. And I, being who I am, yelled out to K Stew: “Nice mullet!” I’m so mature.
“OMG, I’m so like, too hip for this.”
3. Going to the midnight showings.
When Eclipse came out, my devotion to the red-eyed vamps was starting to wane. So much so that I asked my sister to make me and my other sister shirts that read: Team Volturi.
I’ve also seen some awesome shirts that read: Team Guy That Almost Hit Bella with a Car. Gotta love cynicism.
4. The parodies.
I. LOVE. PARODIES. Especially when they make fun of something I like. I feel like I can laugh more at something if I’m involved in the hype. These two are, by far, my favorite parodies of the Twilight craze:
5. Bella’s Pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a beautiful and magical time in a woman’s life. Unless you’re Bella Cullen. Homegirl looked a hot mess in BD1. And, being the petty person I am, I enjoyed it.
“They didn’t cover this in ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Demon’.”
6. I’m most looking forward to the surprise ending. My sister up in Maryland saw the movie last night and said that the ending is more jaw-dropping than you could imagine! Now, I’m starting to get excited.
What about you? Are you excited about the movie?