From midnight release parties to screaming fans to surprise visits from stars to hours spent going over detail about the story and possibly emergency room visits for dehydration secondary to excessive Robert Pattinson related drooling (I totally invented that last one), it seems like a second surge of the Twilight craze is threatening to engulf the usually rational female teen population of North America.
Yes, it’s the DVD release of Twilight, the movie that has made millions of females of various ages, shapes and sizes to swoon over. The romance! The fangs! The drama! The heart-pounding action (of the last twenty minutes of the movie)! It’s all back to haunt us for the coming weeks, if not months!
And then we are going to have the production of New Moon, the sequel to Twilight – so after being pounded by this Twilight-related tsunami, we are going to be showered with leaked production pictures, previews, teasers, interviews, on-set dramas… Whatever the Twilight juggernaut can create to keep up the hype (and the money) around the entire saga.
We all know by now how I feel about this entire thing – how, although the story is cute, it could have been written better, and the movie had even worse writing than the book. I can’t help but wonder how long it will take for Twilight fans to wake up and face the sunlight (vampires? sunlight? sarcasm? anyonw?). While the story might have been enchanting the first time you read it, and curiosity made many continue plowing through the moderately written pages, how many times can you read a modertely written book and watch a movie with an even worse script?
Then again, that’s the whole thing with obsessions: we don’t quite understand what we are being obsessed with until we are over it, look back, smack ourselves on the forehead and wonder what we were thinking.