Would we like Twilight if it weren’t for Edward?

ednmmDear Team Edward,

Close your eyes and think about your love for the Twilight series books. And now let your heart go ‘pitter-patter’ as you think of and feel your connection with Edward Cullen. Now, with your eyes still closed, shift your focus to the sub-par movie version of the beloved book series we’ve been focusing our energy on. What are you feeling? Super annoyed that after your most recent viewing of the movie you thought, “Wow… it’s really 2nd-hand embarrassing that my teenage sister and her friends just walked away from this movie and I’m still sitting here.”

I love Twilight. Plus having Rob as the hottest freaking vampire ever doesn’t hurt. But there are those of you (and some are crazy, sure) who thought it was a brilliant movie (That’s Not Normal), and then some of you LOVE the movie, but not because it was brilliant and not necesarily because of Rob. WHY!?

Before we jump into this today’s Twilosophy, let me define my love for Twilight: I love the story; I love the world Stephenie built; I love the familiarity of the movie and the way it made me feel when I saw the amazing book brought to life on the big screen the first time. Even though, during my first viewing, I had this nagging feeling of “that movie wasn’t that well-done,” I still loved it because I remembered what losing my Twi-virginity was like. So when I say “I/you/we love the movie,” that’s what I ednmm3mean. I don’t mean I love it like I love “Whatever works,” my ‘best movie of 2009′ pick so far or like “500 Days of Summer,” or my love for “Waitress” or “Junebug.” No, no, no. I mean I love Twilight because it’s given me an amazing friendship with Moon- and with many of you- plus given me an opportunity to laugh, A LOT, and meet people in this amazing community we all built together.

So getting back to you closing your eyes feeling that love for Edward yet conflicted by the sub-par movie Edward starred in, I have to ask: Would we like Twilight the movie if it weren’t for Edward? And by “Edward,” I mean, Rob, playing our beloved Edward. Yes, we love the books & we love the story- so maybe we’d give it a second watch. But would we love the movie so much that we become interested with people baedcalnmmrely involved with the movie, (the 100 monkeys, Bobby Long or Sam Bradley) or would we just push it off as a teenage movie that’s supposed to be bad? How much did Rob’s hottness and Rob’s portrayal of Edward have to do with the success? Do we make excuses for Twilight because of our attraction to Rob?

I posed this question to a group of LTT readers and loved their responses. Join the convo after the jump!

Would you love Twilight even without Rob as Edward?

JBell: YES I WOULD LOVE IT! Robward = beautiful? Says who?? I went back to the theater 5 times just to catch a glimpse of Buttcrack Santa. “…didn’t know how to make a kitty meowwwww…” That’s my ringtone, text tone and email tone. I just CANNOT get enough. And Kristen with the blinking and the stuttering!? PSH! Fahgetaboutit! HAWT. Robwho?

ednmm2Too_Far_Gone: I think Twilight was a great movie. Except Kristen Stewart’s performance – she was no match for my Robbie- my favourite actor in the film, Robert Pattinson. I think he did a fine job and is just an overall lovely bloke.

EastFriend: Twilight was a bare display shelf. It was bare. Lonely. Boring. Uninteresting. Rob was the Sprinkles cupcake sitting in that shelf. And all was right with the world. The end.

Janetrigs: If Robward wasn’t as hot, I think we would all still find the actor endearing unless he was a total asshole, because he is portraying a beloved character. Twilight the movie sucks the balls of a f**king goat, because it’s based on a book that had some of the worst published writing I’ve ever read. Not to mention adding strange twists that involve googling about legends, then buying a book on legends and then re-googling about said legends. Effing Retarded. Also there are entirely too many scenes (by that I mean 2 different scenes), which involved mindless games of catch. Catty Hardwicke is mindless, so it makes sense. I wish someone could have taken the awesome idea for the story Stephanie Meyer wrote, but wrote it better, then created a shortened version of the movie. But bad writing is bad writing.

Heyyy brother: Let’s be honest: I would straight up despise the movie if I hadn’t read the books first. Even being the fangirl of Twilight that I can be, and lusting after Rob like a dog in heat, I prefer to watch the movie with a solid three glasses of wine in my system. More if possible. Rob was the only saving grace initially. At first I hated Cougar & Co (Hardwicke and Rosenburg) for butchering it all so terribly, but the repeated inebriated viewings have taught me to love such atrocities as Buttcrack Santa, the spider monkey line, and Mike Newton’s delusion that he’s not a white bread boy from what must arguably be one of the least diverse regions of the country. If I’m being honest, Rob is probably what kept me coming back for more viewings. He’s the reason I kept giving it another chance. I can’t picture another Edward, but that could be because I read the books after he was cast, so I never had anyone but Rob in my head. But hey, you don’t see me complaining…

So… do I love the movie? Heck yes. But do I love it the way that one might love a QUALITY movie like, say, The Princess Bride? No. I love it because I get to drool over Robward for 122 minutes. I love it because there is no better movie to simultaneously laugh and squee over with some girlfriends and a bottle (or three) of wine. I love it because it’s terrible and I have no shame.

Moon: The movie sucked, so of course Rob as the Edward-eye candy totally helped make it better, but in the end he’s just the actor who played Edward from the story we all love. Edward could have been anyone: Kellan, Jackson, whoeverit and I’d still like it cause it’s Twilight. The movie was a POS but ultimately, I love it because of the story. We love the saga and the movie is just one person’s artistic interpretation of that story. At the end of the day people fell in love with the story first and not Rob.

I’m sure Rob brought in a few looky-loo’s, but if the story was terrible to begin with, no one would be as obsessed as we all are now. For the story to ultimately overcome a lackluster film version and to pull in fans who had never even read the saga before seeing the movie, it points to how powerful Stephenie Meyer’s novels really are. Amen

ednmmcalSo where am I? I’m torn between HeyyyBrother and Moon. Before I wrote this post I thought I was going to admit that I really only like the movie because Rob plays Edward and Edward is the manvamp I would like to fall in love with me, do stuff like leg hitches, snuggle in my room at night and ultimately take me to Isle Esme & bite me. In a special place ifyouknowwhati’msaying. But Moon is right. If someone else played Edward, as long as he was great looking & did a great job, we’d probably have a “letterstotheotherguy” blog. So I do love Twilight, the sub-par movie, a TON because of Rob playing Edward, but I mostly love it because Rob plays Edward who was created in a book series that through bad writing, good writing, repetitive words and words no teenager says, you have to admit has captivated tens of millions people of all ages around the world and as a result, made a movie, that might otherwise be cast aside as a “badly done teenage romance,” really successful

Class dismissed,
UnintendedChoice

What are YOUR thoughts!? Where do you stand? And I wanna hear from people who AREN’T crazy Rob fans but still love the movie. I know you’re out there! Explicame! Why do YOU love Twilight!?

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  • PinkDolphin

    I won’t lie. I ONLY saw Twilight because Rob was in it. Cedric Diggory is a WILF. I was down to watch him some more. I hadn’t read the books and, prior to seeing the movie, had no desire whatsoever to read the books. My brother’s best friend (unicorn y’all!) had been trying to get me to read them for months. I was like no silly boy! I love Harry Potter!

    After watching the movie I was hooked. I read the whole series in a weekend and proceeded to read it again immediately to see what I missed the first time around. I don’t think the movie is super great. It’s actually kinda lame. But it works. And Rob is hot. And New Moon looks infinitely better. And I’m done now.

    oink

    • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com/search/label/TwilightRehab Alice – Not an Addikt

      WILF lol

  • PinkDolphin

    I won’t lie. I ONLY saw Twilight because Rob was in it. Cedric Diggory is a WILF. I was down to watch him some more. I hadn’t read the books and, prior to seeing the movie, had no desire whatsoever to read the books. My brother’s best friend (unicorn y’all!) had been trying to get me to read them for months. I was like no silly boy! I love Harry Potter!

    After watching the movie I was hooked. I read the whole series in a weekend and proceeded to read it again immediately to see what I missed the first time around. I don’t think the movie is super great. It’s actually kinda lame. But it works. And Rob is hot. And New Moon looks infinitely better. And I’m done now.

    oink

    • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com/search/label/TwilightRehab Alice – Not an Addikt

      WILF lol

    • Holly

      WILF

      You are killing me.

    • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com unintendedchoice

      WILF… dude. love you

    • gizmo

      My story is pretty much the same. Cedric was the key. I saw the trailer and thought “my oh my, Cedric is all grown up”.

      Although, for about a week I was being a possessive, selfish biotch and didn’t want to share the experience with anyone. I was completely isolated in my Twi-world.
      Then, when I couldn’t hold it in anymore, I told a few friends about it, been a good pal and went to see the movie again with them (the sacrifice!), shared the books if they promised to return them in a week (I gave away BD for good) and check back often while reading.

      WILF.. so true.. WILF that became VILF

    • tuesdaymidnight

      Haha! I’m officially adopting WILF into my vocabulary. I promise to give you credit!

    • INdenial

      What’s the W in Wilf stand for? I’m lost.

      • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com unintendedchoice

        wizard!

        • PinkDolphin

          thank you!!!!

          • MidnightSin

            Holy crap…just when I think I am getting some idea of what these abb’s. mean…you go an throw another one out there…….IASFLIATTS!!! So there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Krystle

          Some of the Wolf fans use “Wilf” for Wolf I’d like to…

    • MariaCecilia

      WILF??? Wankers I’d like to f**k????
      Now I am confused – again… :-(

      • PinkDolphin

        Please tell me you did not just call Cedric effing Diggory a wanker!

  • Shleeeigh

    For me, at the end of the day, Twilight isn’t one of those films I would be analysing with a fine tooth comb. I watch it because I love the escapism and getting caught up in the romatic fantasy, that in itself is me, for 122 minutes, suspending all reality. By doing that, I can also suspend and ignore any problems with the film, the questionable acting and special effects don’t both me for a second, because it’s the story that has me coming back for more. I literally don’t care, because it’s part of the film and I’m happy to pretend all is well with the world when it’s on. I’m sure if it was someone else playing Edward (Shiloh Fernandez was up for the role and I already love him a hella lot!) I’d still watch it just as much.

    Having said that, my unhealthy obsession with Rob has more to do with him in reality than it does with him as Edward, so I doubt I’d be as obsessed with the actor who played Edward (perhaps unless it was Shiloh!).

  • Shleeeigh

    For me, at the end of the day, Twilight isn’t one of those films I would be analysing with a fine tooth comb. I watch it because I love the escapism and getting caught up in the romatic fantasy, that in itself is me, for 122 minutes, suspending all reality. By doing that, I can also suspend and ignore any problems with the film, the questionable acting and special effects don’t both me for a second, because it’s the story that has me coming back for more. I literally don’t care, because it’s part of the film and I’m happy to pretend all is well with the world when it’s on. I’m sure if it was someone else playing Edward (Shiloh Fernandez was up for the role and I already love him a hella lot!) I’d still watch it just as much.

    Having said that, my unhealthy obsession with Rob has more to do with him in reality than it does with him as Edward, so I doubt I’d be as obsessed with the actor who played Edward (perhaps unless it was Shiloh!).

  • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com notanaddiktbella

    I loved the movie because some movies are SO badly made they become funny, and Twilight is one of them. But mostly, like everyone else, I love that Edward’s in it, regardless of who would have played him. Ok, maybe not regardless of who would have played him, but depending on what he looks like.
    *cricket chirps*
    And depending on how old he was.
    *more cricket chirps*
    And depending on lots of other things.
    *tumbleweed rolls by*

    If you’re wondering where that ramble came from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HNQJwfchVg&feature=related

  • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com notanaddiktbella

    I loved the movie because some movies are SO badly made they become funny, and Twilight is one of them. But mostly, like everyone else, I love that Edward’s in it, regardless of who would have played him. Ok, maybe not regardless of who would have played him, but depending on what he looks like.
    *cricket chirps*
    And depending on how old he was.
    *more cricket chirps*
    And depending on lots of other things.
    *tumbleweed rolls by*

    If you’re wondering where that ramble came from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HNQJwfchVg&feature=related

    • Holly

      Is it normal that I knew exactly where the ramble was coming from w/o clicking the link?

      • Kate

        Me too…

      • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com notanaddiktbella

        Absolutely totally normal! :-) Actually, I was afraid I might have offended some people’s Twitelligence by adding the link. (But if I hadn’t added it and no one got it then that would just make me look stupid.)

      • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com notanaddiktbella

        Totally normal! Actually, I was afraid I might offend some people’s twitelligence by adding the link. (Then again, if I hadn’t added the link and no one got it, that would have made me just sound stupid.)

        • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com notanaddiktbella

          Of course I can always post the same comment TWICE to make myself look stupid.

          • MidnightSin

            Yeah..not the only one to have done that….feel SO normal now…..thanks!!

    • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com unintendedchoice

      brilliant!

  • krazykidd

    Quite honestly I’m not sure…the books were so captivating and the movie was kind of crappy *ducks head* but Rob actually made that movie work! :D

  • krazykidd

    Quite honestly I’m not sure…the books were so captivating and the movie was kind of crappy *ducks head* but Rob actually made that movie work! :D

  • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com/search/label/TwilightRehab Alice – Not an Addikt

    After reading the books I watched the movie and thought it sucked. I always liked the cast though, mainly Rob obv. So I warned my friend Bella before she watched it, that although it is crappy and they cut the most precious *cough* dialogues, it is actually enjoyable, because of the cast…and the baseball scene. However, I found my self watching that movie 3 times that week. Was it Rob? Probably. But I also enjoyed hearing the lame lines time and time again, just because they were lame, yet catchy, and I am lame like that.

  • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com/search/label/TwilightRehab Alice – Not an Addikt

    After reading the books I watched the movie and thought it sucked. I always liked the cast though, mainly Rob obv. So I warned my friend Bella before she watched it, that although it is crappy and they cut the most precious *cough* dialogues, it is actually enjoyable, because of the cast…and the baseball scene. However, I found my self watching that movie 3 times that week. Was it Rob? Probably. But I also enjoyed hearing the lame lines time and time again, just because they were lame, yet catchy, and I am lame like that.

    • Calliope

      *shakes head* Alice… bella is just a character in a book and a movie. so even though i get that because the book is written and the movie is told from the first person, it might SEEM like you know her in real life, that she could be your best friend in real life, but she’s not… welll… real. *shakes head* try and remember that, ‘mkay?

      haha… sorry i couldn’t resist when you said Bella. hearts and hugs!

      • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com/search/label/TwilightRehab Alice – Not an Addikt

        I totally didn’t get your comment before you posted that last line. There was some serious wtf going on inside my brain. Hahahaha.
        Bella would love the movie though (cuz she gets to wear comfy clothes)…just sayin’.

        • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com notanaddiktbella

          Ummmm… hi. I’m a real person. (With a stupid nickname, I admit. ) Nevertheless… *I’m aliiiiiiive*
          And I do like comfy clothes. :-)

  • http://www.regenbogenfamilie.eu BB

    Honestly, the movie didn’t really make sense if you haven’t read the book beforehand.. I didn’t really like Rob in it either. They could have made him look so much hotter. It took a while until I fell for him. Kristen was a very convincing Bella for me. Right from the beginning. I can definitely see why the Cougar cast her. I totally and absolutely loved the books despite bad writing and everything.

    And then… I saw the very first episode of Roswell last night. Never seen the show before. Pretty much exactly the same story, I had the feeling it even had the same lines, just with aliens instead of vampires. Weird, I’m telling you. Do we know if Stephenie has seen that show? At least the very first episode bc I swear that is twilight right there and then.

  • http://www.regenbogenfamilie.eu BB

    Honestly, the movie didn’t really make sense if you haven’t read the book beforehand.. I didn’t really like Rob in it either. They could have made him look so much hotter. It took a while until I fell for him. Kristen was a very convincing Bella for me. Right from the beginning. I can definitely see why the Cougar cast her. I totally and absolutely loved the books despite bad writing and everything.

    And then… I saw the very first episode of Roswell last night. Never seen the show before. Pretty much exactly the same story, I had the feeling it even had the same lines, just with aliens instead of vampires. Weird, I’m telling you. Do we know if Stephenie has seen that show? At least the very first episode bc I swear that is twilight right there and then.

    • Maira

      Yeah, but Edward (not Rob) is much more hot than the Roswell guy.

  • poppy

    i think i come from a different place on this. I had heard the hype about the books but actually saw the film first… and loved it! LOL that said with each further viewing I see more and more bad continuity issues that used to grate… but now they are kind of endearing.

    I have now read the books so many times and love them. I think Rob plays an excellent version of Edward and I love Kristen’s lip biting, eye fluttering version of Bella. I was really shocked to see so many people were against Rob portraying Edward… they sure are eating their words now though :oP

    Having read the books some of the silly quotes from the movie make more sense. The screenwriter seemed to make the assumption that everyone who saw the film already knew the books.

    I heard a rumour that there is a campaign to get CH to direct BD… EEEEK no way… the film gets away with it’s glaring mistakes and crappy special effects because it was a smallish budget indie movie…. now the money is in the bag… we expect more… alot more from the next installments!

  • poppy

    i think i come from a different place on this. I had heard the hype about the books but actually saw the film first… and loved it! LOL that said with each further viewing I see more and more bad continuity issues that used to grate… but now they are kind of endearing.

    I have now read the books so many times and love them. I think Rob plays an excellent version of Edward and I love Kristen’s lip biting, eye fluttering version of Bella. I was really shocked to see so many people were against Rob portraying Edward… they sure are eating their words now though :oP

    Having read the books some of the silly quotes from the movie make more sense. The screenwriter seemed to make the assumption that everyone who saw the film already knew the books.

    I heard a rumour that there is a campaign to get CH to direct BD… EEEEK no way… the film gets away with it’s glaring mistakes and crappy special effects because it was a smallish budget indie movie…. now the money is in the bag… we expect more… alot more from the next installments!

    • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com unintendedchoice

      we should do a campaign to make sure she is NOT the director.. hmmmm thinking on that…!

      • Calliope

        as soon as people see New Moon that campaign will be thrown into the ravenous fire built by the twihards to pay homage to the greatness of Chris Weitz. FACT.

    • Von

      Kinda the same with me… Had hear of the movie, didn’t know there were books to go with it, so when my friend literally begged me to watch the movie, I did it for her. I did love the movie, I think mostly because I was shocked at how Edward looked at Bella and desired that for myself. When Barb told me later there were books, that’s when I became an addict. I was so caught up in the story I ached. It may not be Pullitzer prize kinda literature, but Stephanie’s story slammed me with a longing for romance I hadn’t felt in years.

      As for the movie, I now have copy of my very own, and still like it, just in a different way.

      As a side note: the rifftrax you posted last week was HI-LARIOUS

    • newgirl

      I watched the film in March with my husband – before I heard there were books… We thought it was a comedy! We soon realised it was a re-enactment of Romeo & Juliet but it still came through as a comedy. We cracked up every five minutes…

      I bought the books a couple of months later and browsed through them. Bloody pimped Mills&Boon for teens. But some phrases entered my brain and festered there until I watched Twilight again – and got hooked. Now I can’t wait for New Moon.

      What I love most? Charlie Swan and Buttcrack Santa. Plus now that I finally got around to buying the DVD I watched the film again with commentary and found even more things to laugh at.

      • Maira

        Charlie Swan is great. Better in the movie than in the books.

        • robslittlesecret

          Clair de Lune is great. Too.

  • http://myuberfablife.blogspot.com Jaydey17

    Umm I was a TwiVirgin before I saw the film.
    And I only saw it cos Rob was in it.
    Cos, y’know, he’s kinda a’ight lookin’ and stuff.
    (Okay, wow! A lotta letters skipped and apostrophised – I think I totally just made that word up – in the sentence!)
    I do love the movie but there were definitely parts (okay, a lot of parts) that were kinda bad . . .
    Lets hope Chris Weitz answers our prayers.

    xox

  • http://myuberfablife.blogspot.com Jaydey17

    Umm I was a TwiVirgin before I saw the film.
    And I only saw it cos Rob was in it.
    Cos, y’know, he’s kinda a’ight lookin’ and stuff.
    (Okay, wow! A lotta letters skipped and apostrophised – I think I totally just made that word up – in the sentence!)
    I do love the movie but there were definitely parts (okay, a lot of parts) that were kinda bad . . .
    Lets hope Chris Weitz answers our prayers.

    xox

  • JodieO

    The day after I saw the movie for the first time I went on and on and on to my friend about how awful it was, how badly cast it was, and how they had just RUINED Cedric Diggory. Then I paused and said ‘I”m going to see it again tonight. Want to come?’ I have no idea what drew me back to it, I truly don’t. It wasn’t even until after I’d owned the DVD for a month or so that I became Robsessed. So, did I like it because of Rob? Nope. Did I like it because of Edward? Not really.. I think Edward can be a big jerkface at times. Can I explain my addiction? No, not really, but I can’t explain why people become crackheads, either.

  • JodieO

    The day after I saw the movie for the first time I went on and on and on to my friend about how awful it was, how badly cast it was, and how they had just RUINED Cedric Diggory. Then I paused and said ‘I”m going to see it again tonight. Want to come?’ I have no idea what drew me back to it, I truly don’t. It wasn’t even until after I’d owned the DVD for a month or so that I became Robsessed. So, did I like it because of Rob? Nope. Did I like it because of Edward? Not really.. I think Edward can be a big jerkface at times. Can I explain my addiction? No, not really, but I can’t explain why people become crackheads, either.

    • Holly

      ‘but I can’t explain why people become crackheads, either’

      LMAO

      This is what I equate Twilight and Rob to: being a crackhead. I can’t explain it any other way. I don’t know what draws me to a cheesy movie with cheesy dialogue that stars a guy who may or may not bathe frequenly (who is still fuckhawt). But I’m hooked and I keep going back for my fix just like a junkie.

      • Holly

        dammit….frequently.

      • JodieO

        Me too. I feel like a junkie. Can’t get enough.. can’t wait for my next fix.

  • faith

    I’m a Twilight retard. Only saw it last March. Totally ignored the hoopla that surrounds it. The movie didn’t help either, it really sucked big time. But I still gave the saga a chance (my flatmate wouldn’t stop talking about it and practically shoved the books in my mouth). The saga had a nostalgic feel, I dare say, since it’s been eons since I read any romantic novels. Brought me straight back to my teens and fell gaga over it for some odd familiar reason.

    Like PinkDolphin, I gave Twilight a shot because of Rob. Because of my prior jailbait crush on him as Cedric Diggory. My friends never believed me that that boy will make it big someday. I just feel bad now that everyone wants a piece of him, like he’s being dissected alive…

    So the point of my rant is, it’s easier to love something than to like it. Think about it. Like loving a person but not actually liking what he does all the time. I didn’t like Twilight the movie, but what brought about the whole thing is the labor of love behind it – from Stephenie Meyer’s dream, to the whole production and even the actor’s take on their characters. All behind the scenes and interviews made me appreciate the movie even more. And New Moon looks promising. *crossing fingers*

  • faith

    I’m a Twilight retard. Only saw it last March. Totally ignored the hoopla that surrounds it. The movie didn’t help either, it really sucked big time. But I still gave the saga a chance (my flatmate wouldn’t stop talking about it and practically shoved the books in my mouth). The saga had a nostalgic feel, I dare say, since it’s been eons since I read any romantic novels. Brought me straight back to my teens and fell gaga over it for some odd familiar reason.

    Like PinkDolphin, I gave Twilight a shot because of Rob. Because of my prior jailbait crush on him as Cedric Diggory. My friends never believed me that that boy will make it big someday. I just feel bad now that everyone wants a piece of him, like he’s being dissected alive…

    So the point of my rant is, it’s easier to love something than to like it. Think about it. Like loving a person but not actually liking what he does all the time. I didn’t like Twilight the movie, but what brought about the whole thing is the labor of love behind it – from Stephenie Meyer’s dream, to the whole production and even the actor’s take on their characters. All behind the scenes and interviews made me appreciate the movie even more. And New Moon looks promising. *crossing fingers*

  • BayWolf

    I saw the movie before reading the book. I fell in love with the story, not just the lovestory, but also the story about a small town (Forks is actually bigger than the town i live in), the twilight universe, the soundtrack, the characters – all of them.

    I didn’t fall in love whith Rob, but he portrayed Edward interesting enough for me to want to find out more..

    So i bought the first 3 books in english, not “my” language, so i was prepared for the extra time it would take me to read the books – it didn’t take much longer – because i just couldn’t stop!!

    I liked twilight-the-book much more than the movie (and fell absolutely in love with Jacob Black in New Moon <3 (sigh))

    So i liked the movie enough to want to read the books – and i loved the actors (not having read the books when i saw the movie i loved them ALL – time has changes that a bit..)

    If it hadn't been for that day i was looking for "som silly movie to watch" – i wouldn't have known anything about the twilight universe (gasp!) – i have "that silly movie" to thank for all of this!!

    That's why i love the Twilight movie:-)

  • BayWolf

    I saw the movie before reading the book. I fell in love with the story, not just the lovestory, but also the story about a small town (Forks is actually bigger than the town i live in), the twilight universe, the soundtrack, the characters – all of them.

    I didn’t fall in love whith Rob, but he portrayed Edward interesting enough for me to want to find out more..

    So i bought the first 3 books in english, not “my” language, so i was prepared for the extra time it would take me to read the books – it didn’t take much longer – because i just couldn’t stop!!

    I liked twilight-the-book much more than the movie (and fell absolutely in love with Jacob Black in New Moon <3 (sigh))

    So i liked the movie enough to want to read the books – and i loved the actors (not having read the books when i saw the movie i loved them ALL – time has changes that a bit..)

    If it hadn't been for that day i was looking for "som silly movie to watch" – i wouldn't have known anything about the twilight universe (gasp!) – i have "that silly movie" to thank for all of this!!

    That's why i love the Twilight movie:-)

  • http://adriennetrafford.blogspot.com adrienne

    i’ve only seen the movie three times because honestly i can hardly bear it. The first time i was sort of in denial but had a sinking feeling of how truly bad it was…i watched it again with my friends recently and couldn’t get through 30 seconds without breaking out RIfftrax MST style on every single thing they said or did – all i kept thinking was “that face…that face will get me through it” and it did…

    for me Rob is really the reason it works…and i was late to the books (that came after the movie for me) and Rob is the reason i got through those as well because let’s face it…the books aren’t winning the pulitzer… proof=Renesmee

    the idea was great though! thank you Stephenie for the idea that lead us to really good writing (fanfic) and most importantly to Robward!

  • http://adriennetrafford.blogspot.com adrienne

    i’ve only seen the movie three times because honestly i can hardly bear it. The first time i was sort of in denial but had a sinking feeling of how truly bad it was…i watched it again with my friends recently and couldn’t get through 30 seconds without breaking out RIfftrax MST style on every single thing they said or did – all i kept thinking was “that face…that face will get me through it” and it did…

    for me Rob is really the reason it works…and i was late to the books (that came after the movie for me) and Rob is the reason i got through those as well because let’s face it…the books aren’t winning the pulitzer… proof=Renesmee

    the idea was great though! thank you Stephenie for the idea that lead us to really good writing (fanfic) and most importantly to Robward!

  • TheColdWoman

    I agree with Moon. I love Twilight b/c of the story. Edward could have been played by anyone and people would write letters to him instead. (That being said, I’m so glad Rob was cast cause he’s hawt! And he seems to be like a fine wine and gets better with age.)

    I don’t know why I went back 3 times to the theater – – I have a hard time sitting and watching my DVD now – – but there must have been *something*. My total Twi-virgin friend who I took with me to the movie enjoyed it. And I seem to remember she liked it for the story. She appreciated Rob’s hottness but wasn’t drooling. So maybe that’s what the *something* is. Just the story being on screen. …Unless it’s Billy Burke. Cause he totally rocked it. :)

  • TheColdWoman

    I agree with Moon. I love Twilight b/c of the story. Edward could have been played by anyone and people would write letters to him instead. (That being said, I’m so glad Rob was cast cause he’s hawt! And he seems to be like a fine wine and gets better with age.)

    I don’t know why I went back 3 times to the theater – – I have a hard time sitting and watching my DVD now – – but there must have been *something*. My total Twi-virgin friend who I took with me to the movie enjoyed it. And I seem to remember she liked it for the story. She appreciated Rob’s hottness but wasn’t drooling. So maybe that’s what the *something* is. Just the story being on screen. …Unless it’s Billy Burke. Cause he totally rocked it. :)

    • tuesdaymidnight

      Ditto.

      Billy Burke was definitely the highlight for me as well! Never thought I’d drool over a copstache… but then, Twilight makes me do strange things.

  • Rubytuesday

    I have to be honest and say I can only watch the film alone…….whenever I’ve watched it with anyone else {once as I can’t bring myself to repeat} I’m highly uncomfortable and embarassed……
    It’s a bit like my personal porn and I can’t even let hubby share this one as he’d laugh and soooo not get it that it wouldn’t lead to anything worth sharing, {you know he’d not wear that peacoat or climb any trees} hahahaha…..
    Sorry I’ve gone off the question so…..I love the saga ’cause of Edward but for me Rob is not Edward…
    I fell madly in lust for Rob due 98% to his interviews and the other 2% to Edward, so I thank Cougar Cathy for casting Rob {and bringing him to my attention} but I wouldn’t have minded who ever played Edward, I’d still loved the books and been disappointed in the film……and not have this life changing obsession with a boy I can never and should never have…sigh…good job I love my fantasy life,,,,,

  • Rubytuesday

    I have to be honest and say I can only watch the film alone…….whenever I’ve watched it with anyone else {once as I can’t bring myself to repeat} I’m highly uncomfortable and embarassed……
    It’s a bit like my personal porn and I can’t even let hubby share this one as he’d laugh and soooo not get it that it wouldn’t lead to anything worth sharing, {you know he’d not wear that peacoat or climb any trees} hahahaha…..
    Sorry I’ve gone off the question so…..I love the saga ’cause of Edward but for me Rob is not Edward…
    I fell madly in lust for Rob due 98% to his interviews and the other 2% to Edward, so I thank Cougar Cathy for casting Rob {and bringing him to my attention} but I wouldn’t have minded who ever played Edward, I’d still loved the books and been disappointed in the film……and not have this life changing obsession with a boy I can never and should never have…sigh…good job I love my fantasy life,,,,,

    • Xylem

      Hey… Never say never. It could happen for us just like it did in “Notting Hill” Do I seem delusional? Hey, Its Normal!

      • Rubytuesday

        I <3 Notting Hill sooooo much I was watching it last night……." just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her"….sigh….

    • http://www.danderella.blogspot.com Danielle

      My hubby call it “girl porn”. He usually gets lucky after I watch…which isn’t often, so he lets me watch whenver he wants! LOL!

      I enjoyed the movie much more after I allowed myself to fill in all the gaps with book info. First time I watched it I wasn’t impressed, and actually thought that it left out so many things, it was confusing. But, now that I’m at me 10th viewing or so, it all makes sense. Rob keeps me coming back. Perhaps I need to start drinking wine to truly enjoy it.

    • Rubytuesday

      I’m whining now ….but why did I get a thumbs now?
      I’ve no problem with anyone not agreeing with me over anything, but I can’t see what I said here that caused a thumbs down as it was all about my experience of Twilight. Please elucidate…..

      • MidnightSin

        It had to be a mistake RT…you didn’t say anything worth a thumbs down…(maybe it was that Bobbygee person just striking out at anyone for all the thumbs down on his/her comments….don’t take it personally….you know how everyone feels about you here!!! Plus it could have just been an accident…yah know..hit the wrong thumb…. <3

        BTW…cool word "elucidate" what the hell does it mean tho..lol… (I used to know these things…LMAO….

        • Rubytuesday

          Hi Cyn,
          elucidate just means explain, not like me to be posh but I’d been reading…….by the way I’ve searched for you on twitter using the name stareide and not found you have I miss spelled it?
          thanks for the friendly reply <3 you….

          • MidnightSin

            LMAO…the funny thing…before the accident and in my previous life I used to be an English major…now I am lucky if I understand 2nd grade level….BTW you said you’d been reading..and I know my memory is like a minute long but NO WHERE in TWILIGHT was the word elucidate…and I did check my post-its..Just to be sure.. maybe NM, Eclipse,Breaking Dawn???? I mean WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU BE READING???

            My twitter name is Stareide…just the way you spelled it….JodieO found me…so I don’t know… heart you right back…

  • robsten4life

    So I was late to the Twi game, I didn’t see the movie until it came out on DVD. I’ve since watched it about 12 times… 11 of those with the commentary on… does that answer the question??

    Yes the movie is horrible and I make a point of telling everyone that when they look at me like I have two heads when I tell them I’m a Twi fan… I tell them they must read the books because it really is a fantastic story (even if it’s horribly written). I’m always shocked when I talk to people who never read the books but think the movie is amazing… I kind of stare blankly at them and usher them off to the nearest barnes and noble…

    As far as Rob goes, as much as I ♥ him and am 110% Robsessed, I honestly think that no matter who played Edward I would be head over heels. Hell just SMeyer’s mention of picturing Henry Cavil in the roll of Edward has me in love with him…

    • dazzledtodeath

      yeah, it’s the story, not the writing..imagine if they were a little better written (and without the “abstinence message”).

  • robsten4life

    So I was late to the Twi game, I didn’t see the movie until it came out on DVD. I’ve since watched it about 12 times… 11 of those with the commentary on… does that answer the question??

    Yes the movie is horrible and I make a point of telling everyone that when they look at me like I have two heads when I tell them I’m a Twi fan… I tell them they must read the books because it really is a fantastic story (even if it’s horribly written). I’m always shocked when I talk to people who never read the books but think the movie is amazing… I kind of stare blankly at them and usher them off to the nearest barnes and noble…

    As far as Rob goes, as much as I ♥ him and am 110% Robsessed, I honestly think that no matter who played Edward I would be head over heels. Hell just SMeyer’s mention of picturing Henry Cavil in the roll of Edward has me in love with him…

    • dazzledtodeath

      yeah, it’s the story, not the writing..imagine if they were a little better written (and without the “abstinence message”).

      • http://isuckatbloggingbuticanbite.blogspot.com/ Janetrigs

        ding ding ding ding WINNER WINNER

    • jenniferrhines

      “I’m always shocked when I talk to people who never read the books but think the movie is amazing… I kind of stare blankly at them and usher them off to the nearest barnes and noble…”

      Haha. This reminds me of my sister-in-law. She really seems to like Twilight the movie, but whenever I try to encourage her to actually READ the series, she balks. Her excuse is that she would rather watch the movies first and not know what’s going to happen. I’ve told her numerous times that (while I do enjoy the movie) Twilight the book was WAAAAY better, and does a better job of explaining things that were left out of the movie.

      *sigh*

      I was late to the Twi party as well. I bought Twilight after it had already come out in paperback, thinking that it sounded interesting on the surface. I had a feeling that I would probably enjoy the whole series, so I managed to receive the rest of the books for birthday and Christmas gifts. By the time I actually started reading, it was about 6 months later, for whatever reason (and now I ask myself, WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG!?! lol). I’m so glad that I had all 4 books when I started–I would have DIED to have had to wait for BD to be released! That was the beginning of my obsession. :) When I was about halfway through Twilight, I realized that I had somehow completely forgotten there was a movie as well, so I watched that before I was even done with the book. I felt that it was a close representation of the book, but there were definitely some awkward moments to it. Lack of a decent budget didn’t help either. I really was not familiar at all with Robert Pattinson before Twilight, but I can say that I am now! I’m so excited for New Moon, and I have high hopes that Chris Weitz will BRING IT.

      Gotta say I’ve totally enjoyed reading everyone’s comments here. I’ve been “lurking” for awhile without posting anything, so this is my first time!

      • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com unintendedchoice

        yay! thanks for the comment virginity loss
        :)

    • Maira

      Ohh Henry Cavil, that’s a hot Edward. Unfortunately he was older to play Ed.

      • Maira

        Upsss! My comment should not be here. I’m sorry

  • bobbygee

    Those pics still look like he’s a vampire. Cool. http://bobbygee.wordpress.com/

  • bobbygee

    Those pics still look like he’s a vampire. Cool. http://bobbygee.wordpress.com/

    • Proselyte3

      Biting my tongue. Biting my tongue. Biting my tongue………….

      • http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com/search/label/TwilightRehab Alice – Not an Addikt

        Hahaha. Come on! Take one for the team! :p

      • MidnightSin

        Leave the biting to Edward/Rob/Edward….so much more “fun” I’m just saying…..

  • nearly22

    Ok. So I attempted to watch the movie back in December because my little bro is somewhat of a “pirate” and he had it.

    I was like “WTF? This chick just falls in love with a volvo driving, emo, sparkly vampire?” and I said the four fatal words for a movie “This lowers my intelligience”.

    I only got to the scene where he sparkles. So not cool. Seriously.

    Then, in July, my brother’s seventeen year old girlfriend began talking about Twilight (the books) constantly.

    She couldn’t believe I hadn’t read them bc I read everything!

    I told her there was “No way some glittery vamp was going to take my heart away from Harry.”

    So I borrowed the books from her and read all four of them in three days. Three days while I worked 9-5, took care of my four year old and attempted to act human.

    But I wasn’t human, the books had made me fall in love with a sparkling, freaking vampire.

    So the only reason I like the movie is because of Edward. Period.

  • nearly22

    Ok. So I attempted to watch the movie back in December because my little bro is somewhat of a “pirate” and he had it.

    I was like “WTF? This chick just falls in love with a volvo driving, emo, sparkly vampire?” and I said the four fatal words for a movie “This lowers my intelligience”.

    I only got to the scene where he sparkles. So not cool. Seriously.

    Then, in July, my brother’s seventeen year old girlfriend began talking about Twilight (the books) constantly.

    She couldn’t believe I hadn’t read them bc I read everything!

    I told her there was “No way some glittery vamp was going to take my heart away from Harry.”

    So I borrowed the books from her and read all four of them in three days. Three days while I worked 9-5, took care of my four year old and attempted to act human.

    But I wasn’t human, the books had made me fall in love with a sparkling, freaking vampire.

    So the only reason I like the movie is because of Edward. Period.

  • dazzledtodeath

    I saw the movie before I read the books, and wasn’t very impressed. I was intrigued by the premise and by Rob (though I had no idea it would develop into a full blown acute fondness) and so I read Twilight. Which also had me rolling my eyes at the not-so-great writing, but I was hooked, and read the rest of the books, and fell in love with Edward. All this happened about two months after the movie, so I was dying to see it again.
    After having read the books, my feelings about the movie changed-even though it comes off pretty camp in some (many) scenes, I love the movie because it brings the books to life. And Rob is a perfect Edward, in my opinion.

  • dazzledtodeath

    I saw the movie before I read the books, and wasn’t very impressed. I was intrigued by the premise and by Rob (though I had no idea it would develop into a full blown acute fondness) and so I read Twilight. Which also had me rolling my eyes at the not-so-great writing, but I was hooked, and read the rest of the books, and fell in love with Edward. All this happened about two months after the movie, so I was dying to see it again.
    After having read the books, my feelings about the movie changed-even though it comes off pretty camp in some (many) scenes, I love the movie because it brings the books to life. And Rob is a perfect Edward, in my opinion.

  • sassysmart

    For me…I don’t think it is Rob or really the ‘love’ story that was written. It was more of the humanity and protection of life from the other characters that make me love it.

    My favorite character is Seth…”out of the mouth of babes”…always comes to mind because he is just such an honest voice. No judgement but fierce protection of those he loves. (sort of the same with Emmett, my second favorite character)

    Maybe I didn’t read it right, but for me Edward really didn’t have anything to do with it which in turn means that Rob has nothing to do with it. (also because the Edward in my head looks NOTHING like the Edward on screen, but none of the characters really do)

  • sassysmart

    For me…I don’t think it is Rob or really the ‘love’ story that was written. It was more of the humanity and protection of life from the other characters that make me love it.

    My favorite character is Seth…”out of the mouth of babes”…always comes to mind because he is just such an honest voice. No judgement but fierce protection of those he loves. (sort of the same with Emmett, my second favorite character)

    Maybe I didn’t read it right, but for me Edward really didn’t have anything to do with it which in turn means that Rob has nothing to do with it. (also because the Edward in my head looks NOTHING like the Edward on screen, but none of the characters really do)

  • bianca

    I cringed during atleast 90% of the movie the first time i watched it (now i just laugh) but my Aunty who hadnt read the book thought it was great.
    I don’t think the fact the movie was “indie” should be an excuse for why it was so horrible too. I blame the script – it didnt even capture the point of the book. Really Rob should get an Oscar for even being capable for delivering the line “hold on spider monkey” with straight face!

    I only semi like the movie because i love the books. I dont even think its Rob that makes me like the movies because honestly i find Rob as Rob way hotter than Rob as Edward- though this could possibly only be because Edward has way to much makeup on…

  • bianca

    I cringed during atleast 90% of the movie the first time i watched it (now i just laugh) but my Aunty who hadnt read the book thought it was great.
    I don’t think the fact the movie was “indie” should be an excuse for why it was so horrible too. I blame the script – it didnt even capture the point of the book. Really Rob should get an Oscar for even being capable for delivering the line “hold on spider monkey” with straight face!

    I only semi like the movie because i love the books. I dont even think its Rob that makes me like the movies because honestly i find Rob as Rob way hotter than Rob as Edward- though this could possibly only be because Edward has way to much makeup on…

  • Xylem

    I Netflixed the movie… Laughed at it.
    Saw Edward….was intrigued and 2nd-hand embarrassed for the actor’s many, many, so very many inexplicable facial expressions.
    Googled Rob… Fell. So. Damn. Hard. That I am still visiting blogs about him first thing in the morning months after falling so hard for his nether-bathe, say-anything, devastatingly charming Brittish ass (and hands, and hair, and tongue and…*snaps out of it*)

    With Rob fully stocked in my mind as Edward (and Bella replaced as anyone who is NOT Kstew) I bought and read all the books and the mega tease that is “Midnight Sun” in four days. I watched the movie again and suddendly I could see what it was suppose to be. Did Cougar Cathy get it right? Hell no! But watching it with the full story in my head I could continue and replace the dialogues that should have been. More importantly, the OTHER Cullens came to life. Suddendly, Jasper was not just a creepier version of carrot top and Rosalie was not just an acid-washed wanna-be Barbie– wait, yeah, she was still that. But the others were ok. To this day I watch this movie and still manage to find WTF continity issues. Like, have you noticed that when Bella and Edward are talking by the lake after the meadow scene during a conversation that is obviosly very brief the two manage to be dry, then drenching wet in the rain with different clothes then dry again with different hair. ( it’s when she asks “do you have to be dying to become like you?”). Why I only noticed that after watching it a million times is a testament to how much Cougar Cathy was able to get away with by just keeping Rob’s manscaped face on the screen. I mean, Wet Rob for no apparent reason trumps Dry Rob for film integrity sake.

    So, um yeah…. It’s about Wet Rob, Drunk Rob, Awkward Rob, Crooning Rob for me. I think I am too much of a feminist to carry a torch for Edward beyond the pages of the book.

  • Xylem

    I Netflixed the movie… Laughed at it.
    Saw Edward….was intrigued and 2nd-hand embarrassed for the actor’s many, many, so very many inexplicable facial expressions.
    Googled Rob… Fell. So. Damn. Hard. That I am still visiting blogs about him first thing in the morning months after falling so hard for his nether-bathe, say-anything, devastatingly charming Brittish ass (and hands, and hair, and tongue and…*snaps out of it*)

    With Rob fully stocked in my mind as Edward (and Bella replaced as anyone who is NOT Kstew) I bought and read all the books and the mega tease that is “Midnight Sun” in four days. I watched the movie again and suddendly I could see what it was suppose to be. Did Cougar Cathy get it right? Hell no! But watching it with the full story in my head I could continue and replace the dialogues that should have been. More importantly, the OTHER Cullens came to life. Suddendly, Jasper was not just a creepier version of carrot top and Rosalie was not just an acid-washed wanna-be Barbie– wait, yeah, she was still that. But the others were ok. To this day I watch this movie and still manage to find WTF continity issues. Like, have you noticed that when Bella and Edward are talking by the lake after the meadow scene during a conversation that is obviosly very brief the two manage to be dry, then drenching wet in the rain with different clothes then dry again with different hair. ( it’s when she asks “do you have to be dying to become like you?”). Why I only noticed that after watching it a million times is a testament to how much Cougar Cathy was able to get away with by just keeping Rob’s manscaped face on the screen. I mean, Wet Rob for no apparent reason trumps Dry Rob for film integrity sake.

    So, um yeah…. It’s about Wet Rob, Drunk Rob, Awkward Rob, Crooning Rob for me. I think I am too much of a feminist to carry a torch for Edward beyond the pages of the book.

    • newgirl

      “Like, have you noticed that when Bella and Edward are talking by the lake after the meadow scene during a conversation that is obviosly very brief the two manage to be dry, then drenching wet in the rain with different clothes then dry again with different hair. ( it’s when she asks “do you have to be dying to become like you?”).”

      It’s a compilation of several discussions – they are talking over several days/weeks/whatever… That was one of the scenes that completely cracked us up the first time! Edward’s expression while he gets drenched is priceless! So is the I-wonder-how-tasty-you’d-be comment! And his expressing when he comments on Alice’s ability to see the future!

      Ah, so many fine moments…

  • southernbelle

    I didn’t read the books until I saw Twilight. To be honest I actually said I would never want to see that movie! Then March 2009 came and my hubby rented it. So I was “forced” to watch it. Well when Edward walked in the cafeteria I felt I wasn’t being “forced” anymore. I was like WOW! So I was hooked after that. I bought all the books and read them all in one week, often staying up til 3 or 4 in the morning.

    I’m just glad I saw the movie because if not, I would have never read the Twilight saga. I can’t believe I’ve missed it after all these years. I’m a bookworm and I missed it! This was exactly what I needed at this point in my life. I don’t know if the movie would have drawn me if Rob wasn’t in it. I’m not for sure. But I’m sure glad he played Edward, I couldn’t imagine anyone else more perfect for this.

    Oh and yeah I also think the movie was not so great but who cares….Robert Pattinson’s in it. :-) He’s so wonderful.

  • southernbelle

    I didn’t read the books until I saw Twilight. To be honest I actually said I would never want to see that movie! Then March 2009 came and my hubby rented it. So I was “forced” to watch it. Well when Edward walked in the cafeteria I felt I wasn’t being “forced” anymore. I was like WOW! So I was hooked after that. I bought all the books and read them all in one week, often staying up til 3 or 4 in the morning.

    I’m just glad I saw the movie because if not, I would have never read the Twilight saga. I can’t believe I’ve missed it after all these years. I’m a bookworm and I missed it! This was exactly what I needed at this point in my life. I don’t know if the movie would have drawn me if Rob wasn’t in it. I’m not for sure. But I’m sure glad he played Edward, I couldn’t imagine anyone else more perfect for this.

    Oh and yeah I also think the movie was not so great but who cares….Robert Pattinson’s in it. :-) He’s so wonderful.

  • Ang

    I totally make excuses for Twilight the movie because of my obsession with Rob and Edward! Yes, I know they are different people. HA!

    I saw the movie before reading the books and wasn’t too impressed. I typically like vampire stories and teen angst drama is one of my guilty tv pleasures – so I should have loved it! But the movie really didn’t do it for me. I had a friend who was already obsessed with the saga and her interest intrigued me. Once I read the books and got immersed in the Twilight world, my love of Edward colored my opinion of the movie. Despite the not great script, bad directing, sometimes not great acting, etc., my appreciation for who Edward is as a character makes the movie for me. But that’s a hard sell to make when someone sees the movie who has no knowledge of the books!

    No wonder they think we’re not normal.

  • Ang

    I totally make excuses for Twilight the movie because of my obsession with Rob and Edward! Yes, I know they are different people. HA!

    I saw the movie before reading the books and wasn’t too impressed. I typically like vampire stories and teen angst drama is one of my guilty tv pleasures – so I should have loved it! But the movie really didn’t do it for me. I had a friend who was already obsessed with the saga and her interest intrigued me. Once I read the books and got immersed in the Twilight world, my love of Edward colored my opinion of the movie. Despite the not great script, bad directing, sometimes not great acting, etc., my appreciation for who Edward is as a character makes the movie for me. But that’s a hard sell to make when someone sees the movie who has no knowledge of the books!

    No wonder they think we’re not normal.

  • Melissa

    I read the books for the first time in February, after the movie was at the theater. I didn’t want to read them at all since I thought they were more teen oriented, but my niece read through them and told me that I HAD to read them. I read them all in 4 days and then read them 2x more to see if I had missed anything.
    Anyway, the movie had already come and gone at the theater and so I had to wait for the DVD. I got a pirated copy and proceeded to watch it 2 times in a row on a Saturday night (while my husband was groaning because I was actually going to watch a vampire movie!) because I thought it was going to just be the greatest thing since sliced bread. It wasn’t. But, it had some moments that I thought were awesome and they mostly had to do with…..Charlie!!! He was so flipping funny that I had to watch the movie again just to see him! He had the best lines of the whole entire thing! Love the gun cleaning scene!!!
    So, I guess my answer is: yes, I would still like Twilight even if Rob weren’t in it as Edward. Although I can’t imagine anyone else playing Edward now. I so wish they would have dressed him better in the first movie and subsequent movies….What’s up with that?…ok, off subject – sorry! :)

  • Melissa

    I read the books for the first time in February, after the movie was at the theater. I didn’t want to read them at all since I thought they were more teen oriented, but my niece read through them and told me that I HAD to read them. I read them all in 4 days and then read them 2x more to see if I had missed anything.
    Anyway, the movie had already come and gone at the theater and so I had to wait for the DVD. I got a pirated copy and proceeded to watch it 2 times in a row on a Saturday night (while my husband was groaning because I was actually going to watch a vampire movie!) because I thought it was going to just be the greatest thing since sliced bread. It wasn’t. But, it had some moments that I thought were awesome and they mostly had to do with…..Charlie!!! He was so flipping funny that I had to watch the movie again just to see him! He had the best lines of the whole entire thing! Love the gun cleaning scene!!!
    So, I guess my answer is: yes, I would still like Twilight even if Rob weren’t in it as Edward. Although I can’t imagine anyone else playing Edward now. I so wish they would have dressed him better in the first movie and subsequent movies….What’s up with that?…ok, off subject – sorry! :)

    • newgirl

      “But, it had some moments that I thought were awesome and they mostly had to do with…..Charlie!!! He was so flipping funny that I had to watch the movie again just to see him! He had the best lines of the whole entire thing! Love the gun cleaning scene!!!”

      That’s one of my favourites as well! Billy Burke owned every scene he was in!

    • Maira

      But, it had some moments that I thought were awesome and they mostly had to do with…..Charlie!!! He was so flipping funny that I had to watch the movie again just to see him! He had the best lines of the whole entire thing! Love the gun cleaning scene!!!

      Yeah! And the scene in the hospital when he shut the curtain to Tyler, awesome.

  • lapushbaby

    I’m beginning to think that Heyyyy Brother might have been separated from me at birth, because this:

    “So… do I love the movie? Heck yes. But do I love it the way that one might love a QUALITY movie like, say, The Princess Bride? No. I love it because I get to drool over Robward for 122 minutes. I love it because there is no better movie to simultaneously laugh and squee over with some girlfriends and a bottle (or three) of wine. I love it because it’s terrible and I have no shame.”

    is EXACTLY how I feel.

    oh and Cedric IS a WILF, oh yeah…..rowr….

  • lapushbaby

    I’m beginning to think that Heyyyy Brother might have been separated from me at birth, because this:

    “So… do I love the movie? Heck yes. But do I love it the way that one might love a QUALITY movie like, say, The Princess Bride? No. I love it because I get to drool over Robward for 122 minutes. I love it because there is no better movie to simultaneously laugh and squee over with some girlfriends and a bottle (or three) of wine. I love it because it’s terrible and I have no shame.”

    is EXACTLY how I feel.

    oh and Cedric IS a WILF, oh yeah…..rowr….

    • 2far2care

      I love Twilight like I love a Freddie Prinze Jr. teen angst movie.

      My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die:)

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