Last night’s Twilight press screening at The Grove in L.A. included a lot of long lines, squealing, cheers and screaming—all of which I expected. I did not expect to see a lot of males in the theater, but there were more grown men than I anticipated. Dads escorting tweens, I guessed. One sported a Twilight Tee.
The crowd squealed excitedly when the lights dimmed. Cheers and claps erupted when the title showed. High-pitched screams accompanied the first glimpses of the Cullens and Jacob. Nervous giggles bubbled up during Bella and Edward’s first interactions, romantic one-liners produced “aaw”s, and vampire tree-hopping earned more squeals. Robert Pattinson ranked No. 1 on the scream-o-meter. I did not scream. I sat beside my co-workers, who would probably judge me if I did.
Robert Pattinson takes the scream king crown.
The Verdict: If you see Twilight this weekend, you’re going to have a lot of fun. Even if you’re not Cullen-crazy, being surrounded with Twilighters exuding giddiness is an experience in itself. Hundreds of showtimes have already sold out for Thursday’s midnight shows. High schoolers will be sleep-deprived on Friday! If you think you’re too old for this, you can take consolation in knowing moms and dads will accompany their young ones.
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