June 30, 2010
Twilight’s Out Today
Seems like just yesterday that Twilight Saga: New Moon came out, right? Well, you’re not *too* far off. Us Harry Potter fans have to wait a couple of years for each movie, but you lucky Twilight fans have only a few months to wait!
So the third installment of Twilight, Eclipse, is out today. It basically involves the ever-present love triangle between Bella, Edward the vampire, and Jacob the werewolf. Pretty complicated situation, right? Yeah. Stephanie Meyer thought through this.
So far, the Twilight books and movies are mega-grossing commodities… this franchise is worth billions of dollars. No wonder they’re cranking out the films as fast as they possibly can, right?! Who knows how long the vampire trend is going to last, anyway? Although, if you ask me, it seems to just be getting more popular.
Fans and superfans stood in line for hours to see a midnight show. More crazy fans camped out for *days* at the site of the premiere of Eclipse in Hollywood, just to have the slight chance of sneaking a peek at one of the stars of the movie. Sounds a little extreme to me.
Although, funny story in a little side note, in November 2009 I was visiting a friend of mine in LA. We went out to dinner and were driving around the Westwood area, when I saw these traffic signs and detour signs. I thought I was following the correct signs, but as it turns out, I drove right into the blocked street where the Twilight: New Moon premiere was being held. These security guys had to stop my car right in front of the red carpet (though there was such a huge line of *more* security guards that I didn’t really see much), thus blocking psycho-fans’ views…I’m just glad I was safe and secure in my car.
Okay back on track. So in Eclipse, Bella must choose whether she wants to be with Edward or Jacob. Everyone is waiting on the edge of his/her seat to find out who she chooses. It’s not obvious at all.
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am