I just recently saw "Twilight" for the first time on DVD. I didn't really have any interest in watching it before, and frankly, I only watched it out of shear boredom...and there was nothing else at the video store. I didn't have any interest because I thought it was another Harry Potter phenomenon...and I am NOT a Harry Potter fan.
But....I have to admit...I LOVED it! I'm hooked now! Even despite the somewhat irritating flaws, I thought this movie was great. I really wish I could read the books, but unfortunately, reading these days is highly difficult for me physically. So, I have to rely on my knowledge of the series from the movies alone.
Although I found it extraordinarily romantic that Edward would not let Bella become a vampire...I couldn't help but think, out loud, What? Why not? Yea, I understand his feeling on it. He doesn't want her to be what he sees as a "monster"...which is true...but....
When Edward asks her, "Isn't it enough to just want to live a long and happy life with me"? ,,,I laughed. Does he really think they could stay together as she ages and he doesn't? Does he really think she could live her whole life with him without EVER being able to make love?
Bella's letting it go, "for now", but I'm guessing that further in the series we will see Bella become a vampire. Anyone who reads the book can correct me at anytime if I'm wrong. I'm just theorizing, as I said, since I can't read the books.
However, I just read an article about how Bryce Howard will be taking over the role of Victoria in the third film scheduled to be released in 2010. It also gave a brief synopsis of the plot and it led me to believe that Bella doesn't become a vampire in "New Moon" either because she is still torn with "the decision of her life" in "Eclipse"...
Another thing I was wondering was how long can the Cullen's stay where they are? Once they graduate from High School, they could probably pull off being college age...but for how long? It also cracks me up how no one seems to notice that they never eat and they are white as sheets, lol.
From the ending of the first movie and the article I read about Bryce Howard taking over her role for the third film, I am assuming that Victoria is going to be pivotal advisary, I'm guessing as revenge.
Before seeing the film, I had heard alot of people talking about Jacob just as much as Edward, so I was a little surprised at how little screen time he actually had in the movie. So, I am assuming that Jacob becomes a much bigger part of the story as well. That was definately hinted at. I think I am looking forward to that part of the story more than anything. It will definately be interesting.
All in all, I think it's a great love story. I mean geez....what's not to love about baseball playing, vegetarian vampires?