Is Twilight frenzy going on in your neck of the woods?! While I did read the first two books and started the third (until Haley came and said she needed to read it first), I have just not really gotten into the movie madness so much. I think some of that has to do with the fact that I didn't love who they chose as the characters. You know how it is when you read a book and you have someone in mind for a particular character? Well, at one point, before the movie was actually cast, I remember seeing the choices that Stephenie Meyer would have picked to portray her characters and I liked her choices better. Clearly, I am in the minority, I know ... since the Twilight Saga has catapulted new(er) actors into SUPER STARS! I couldn't even say weather I am team Edward or team Jacob - I am team neutral ... although I am all for true love so if Edward is Bella's true love, then that is who she should be with - absolutely.
And the fact that in this one they get married and have a baby ... awesome. (I did see previews.) So there is a wedding - and there is wedding attire. And one day last week I went to the movies and some of that wedding attire was on display at the theater. What? I couldn't believe it. How cool is that? Shoes and accessories too ... I got a little excited!
When I inquired as to why our theater was lucky enough to have this display, I was told that Utah is number one in the nation for ticket sales for the Twilight movies. (Why does that not surprise me?) I am sure that part of that reason is because Stephenie Meyer is somewhat of a local girl - in that she graduated from BYU with her bachelors in English. (She and I have that in common ... well, the difference is that although I attended BYU and wanted to graduate in English, she actually did. Sigh.)
I am pretty sure the other reason is because 5 of the world's BIGGEST Twilight fans live here. They are sisters, they are my nieces, and they just got back from the Hollywood premiere of "Breaking Dawn." And there were definitely celebrity sightings, and you know how much I LOVE celebrity sightings .....
(... stay tuned.)