So, this morning I saw Twilight with my sister. I would not have seen it on my own, but to show sisterly support, I tagged along. Some parts of the movie were funny, but overall in the majority of the movie the character of Bella pretty much spent the entire movie either angsting, or pining, or both, over the characters of Jacob and Edward. Curled up on the forest floor, curled up in bed, curled up in a chair (for two months, according to the subtitles), curled up on a couch.
My sister considers me the you-haven’t-read-the-book-you-don’t-freakin’-get-it heathen, but my impression of the movie left me with this sour taste in my mouth. Like, we know nothing about Bella. I don’t feel like I ever learned WHO she is. Edward doesn’t like her out of any intrinsic qualities that she has, it’s biology. She SMELLS good. Bella herself doesn’t matter.
As far as simple aesthetics, I am firmly in the Team Jacob camp. At least the kid looks like he eats food and goes outside. Robert Pattinson looks like a strung out coke addict. His makeup was so thick in this movie, and the makeup artist forgot to color in the line where us girls would normally do our under eye makeup, so the skin around his eyes was a normal tan-pink color but the rest of his face was chalk white, making his eyes look bloodshot. Not a good look, RPatz.
I did get an opportunity for networking. Our local NBC affiliate was at the theater, WESH2 News. I spoke to the reporter for a bit, asked her about internships, that kinda thing. She was really nice, gave me her card, wrote the number of the newsroom desk on the back. “I guarantee you there’ll be an actual human being when you call them!” she said. I asked her jokingly if she wanted to interview my sister and I for a diverse spin, but she laughed and said they were about up to here with interviews. With a last, “Enjoy the show!” we parted ways.
I know a lot of people haven’t seen the movie yet, so I won’t delve anymore into it. Just wanna let you know, the Seerah of the Prophet (SAW) is way cooler, and it actually happened. I’m starting to get the appeal of these epic movies. Everyone is looking for the story of the Seerah whether they know it or not, but they have to settle for Twilight and Lord of the Rings and all this other stuff. The Seerah is like…it’s like the greatest epic adventure/love story/human rights movement/catalyst of all time.