I have always been a big believer of the camaraderie that comes along with midnight releases for movies, books, and movies made from a book. I mean this was me at the last Harry Potter movie release…
As you see, I love midnight releases. However I feel like there is one that has taken it a little too far, the Twilight movies. Now, I will confess that I have read all the Twilight books and have been to the past 3 midnight movie releases. However I have grown out of it and never once have I dressed up for a Twilight movie release, nor have a screamed when the movie started. As I said before I love the camaraderie of midnight releases.
This brings me to my point….
The new Twilight movie comes out at midnight tonight and I’m sure there are lines forming at every theatre right now with crazy fans dying to see that weird vampire sparkle or the wolf boys abs. I’m sure you’re wondering why after everything I said before I am not there with them. Well here’s why: I have realized that those ‘twihards’ that are over the age of 19 are giving the rest of us 20-somethings a bad name and I refuse to be a part of that. I mean if you’re 26 and screaming when that Jacob kid takes off his shirt, then that is just weird and makes the rest of us look equally as crazy. I mean the kid is like 18 or something, you could have been his baby-sitter.
Another thing that bugs me about these over 19 ‘twihards’ is the tattoos. I understand loving a book/movie series, I love the Harry Potter books/movies as we can see from the embarrassing picture above, however that doesn’t mean that I’m going to get a tramp stamp of a broomstick and wand on my lower back that I’ll have to live with the rest of my life. I mean tell me in 10 years they won’t regret these:
Yeah, that’s what I thought. Try explaining those to your grandkids.
And I’m all for team spirit but those Team Edward and Team Jacob shirts drive me crazy! They are fine to wear to the midnight releases, some might even call them cute, but when they become a staple of your everyday wardrobe, then you have a problem. And if you are going to get a Team sparkly vampire, wolf boy or whoever shirt, please get one that fits, no one wants to see your muffin hanging out, remember you are 23, not 16.
I’m not saying it is wrong too like these books or movies, all I’m saying is when you turn into a little 14 year old screaming for the movies it gets a little annoying and no one thinks you are an grown 20 something, they think you’re crazy. Because no one looks at this and thinks, ‘wow, those are some outstanding women’:
And there you have it, my quarter-life rant of the day.