I must admit I had no expectation at all when I agreed to watch this movie with my girls. I did not even have any idea at all what it was all about except that it was a teen love story. I have seen the posters but never bothered to read the details. Nobody warned me there are vampires in this movie!
But the girls were adamant and so, along with Jazzy's bestfriend Ingrid, the girls went to watch with me acting as their chaperone. We arrived at the movie house just in time for the next screening. Imagine my surprise when I saw that most of the people coming out were teenagers and pre-teeners with no parents in tow. I felt out of place right away.
Jazzy and Ingrid saw some of their classmates there. 9-year-old Jamie and I simply shrugged our shoulders as we followed the two excited teeners find a seat for all of us. I paid for balcony seats but ended up somewhere between the third and fourth rows of the orchestra.
When the Cullens first appeared on screen (just silhouettes as they passed by outside the window of the school's mess hall), the cinema was filled with long and loud shrieks from the audience. Jamie covered her ears as she looked at me and I could only give her a bewildered smile. At least I wasn't alone in my confusion.
And then Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) appeared... camera slowly zoomed in on his pallid face and the shrieks became much louder and longer. This time though, I caught myself and Jamie joining in. Jamie did not even realize that she was already pinching my arm. Lol. So this was what the frenzy was all about.
It was reminiscent of Christopher Reeve's first appearance on screen as Clark Kent/Superman. Or is that an antiquated comparison?
And did I tell you why Laurence was not with us when we watched this movie? Well, he was in another cinema with his classmates and buddies watching the same movie.
I have 2 teens in the house. That would be 3 soon. Help!
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