I saw Twilight for the 5th time last Friday night with my sister Lani and niece-in-law Megan. Lani had read the first two books, but Megan was a Twilight virgin. The movie was enjoyed by all. I thought the theater was still quite busy for the movie having been out for 7 weeks, but I suppose not everyone is a superfan like me who rushed out to see it on opening weekend. Of course, I was curious as to how many people in the theater had already seen it. Apparently the dad in the family sitting in front of us hadn’t seen it before, because he kept leaning over and asking his daughter questions.
I fully intended on stopping at 5 times. It seemed like a good number, and more than enough times to tide me over until the DVD comes out in March. But Blog Reader Kristen left me a comment that she was interested in seeing it again. Apparently she had to see it again to make up for that disgusting display in Grand Cayman, which it didn’t seem like she wanted to count in her total Twilight viewings. I drove to Cloud on Saturday night so we could see it there. Curtis accompanied us as well, not having enough Alice is my guess. That or he wanted to monitor our swooning, keep us in line. Somebody has to. I swooned over Edward as usual, but Kristen fully swooned over baseball Jasper.
And while I’m discussing baseball Jasper, I must say this video is spot on awesome.
And during my 6th viewing, I’m embarrassed to say I noticed something about the film that I hadn’t before. <spoiler> I knew the creepy santa in the restaurant was Waylon, and I knew the guy that the nomads killed was Waylon, but I didn’t make the connection that it was the same guy. </spoiler>
Yesterday I finished my second audiobook run through of the series. The ending didn’t change. It was happy, but it still made me sad. You can’t imaging the amount of will power it took me to not start Twilight again this morning while I was finding something to listen to on my iPod. I kept telling myself, “read two more real books, then read Twilight for real.” That is my current plan. Besides, I have other audiobooks to read, The Road, Shadow Divers, Bonk,…and I have some audible credits building up.
And while I’m discussing audio books, I must say that I really enjoyed the Twilight narrator, Ilyana Kadushin. I wish she could follow me around and stream me a narrative of my life. Just as long as she worked in fascinating! all the time. And she’d have to nix some words from her vocabulary, like incredulous, chagrin, and chortled.