So, my sisters and I went to see Eclipse. Sib B has read all four books but Sib R and I have only read Twilight and New Moon. Sib R suggested the midnight showing but I laughed at her as we both had to work the next day. Sib B’s husband was invited but he opined that he’d prefer paying someone $7.50 to repeatedly stab him in the arm.
We saw women wearing the Team Edward/Team Jacob shirts. A good number of them were not teens or preteens. When Jacob showed up, the females in the audience crowed. One guy cheered when Edward killed someone.
We sat in the front of the theater and behaved in such a way to make us shoe-ins for special hell. In short, we laughed at everything but the jokes.
My favorite digs were these:
Edward and Jacob are about to squabble over Bella and her dad steps in between them. Then Sib R quipped for Charlie, “Now, now, we all know I have the biggest penis here.”
In the second scene, Edward and Jacob are in a tent and they come to the conclusion that each was a good chap despite being a mortal enemy. I said for Jacob, “Edward, I can’t quit you.”
Sib B and I really liked the tiny bit when Alice and Jasper are fighting and then they kiss at the end. They had more chemistry in 20 seconds than Edward and Bella do in all three movies. Also, Rosalie as Uma Thurman surprised me into laughing.
On the way home, Sib B pointed out with some fervor that predators don’t sparkle. Sib R and I pondered this, and agreed that predators were good at camouflage. But, if you think about it, Edward does not really want Bella for her nutritional value: he wants to breed her. And she does breed. So, the sparkle is merely to denote that Edward is a peacock and Bella is a peahen.