I realize I could lose readers due to this post, but it's a risk I have to take. For there comes a time in every one's life when they feel they need to take a stand, voice their opinion, and do what they can to change the world!
*cough* Err... I'm totally blaming that on my lack of sleep.
Generally speaking, I'm not much of a groupie.
Although I have seriously considered making a "Team Chocolate" shirt, just to make sure people know where I stand on important matters.
But I don't own a single fan t-shirt of any kind, or have a poster of anyone. Not so much as a key chain that belongs to a famous character, book, movie, or person.
I'm sure as many of you know, due to the rather large bags under your eyes and the caffeinated sodas in your hands that you're guzzlin' down as you read this, that the new Twilight movie, "Eclipse" premiered last night.
My new friend Gina had a spare ticket and invited me to go in a very, I'm Gina and I won't take no for an answer type of way. That's why I love her.
She even lent me a t-shirt so I would fit in. Now that's true friendship.
I met up with Gina and her super-cool friends and waited hours at the theatre for the movie to start. Think hyper, giddy women on a caffeinated sugar rush confined to a very small space.
It was awesome.
Despite the sea of raging romance-deprived estrogen that ravished the movie theatre last night, I was only mildly disturbed by the number of 600-year old women wearing "Bite Me" t-shirts.
I was, however, surprised at the mildly impressive number of men there representing Team Testosterone. I have to wonder what their wives/girlfriends threatened them with in order to get them there and temporary turn over their man-card.
I admit I had been a little hesitant to go. I liked the books but had groaned and rolled my eyes all through the first movie, and laughed my way through the second.
That being said, here are few things some of you may or may not be happy to know. Don't worry, no spoilers.
- The movie still did not make enough money to provide enough shirts for Jacob.
- They hired a new make-up artist who was actually successful in making Edward look hot.
- The fight scenes were really pretty good and I believe would be "male" approved.
- The acting significantly improved. Bella is capable of showing emotion after all!
- There are some pretty dang good one-liners in the movie.
- Jacob is still whiny and Edward is still dumb.
- The romantic parts are still super-cheesy.
- Go Team Edward!
Hey! Who said that last one? I'm Switzerland.
All in all, I thought this movie was WAY better than the other two. I enjoyed it.
After I got home and removed the sleeping children from my side of the bed at 3am, I snuggled beneath the covers and fell into a deep sleep that I awoke from just in time to be late for Joseph's T-ball game this morning.
If they only knew what I give up for them.
Because I'm a good mother like that.