I am thirty years old, and I love Twilight (the book). There I said it. I read Twilight for the first time several years ago at my little sister's insistence. I remember the night I sat down to read it. I didn't sleep until 2-3am because I couldn't put it down. I had work the next day, but I didn't care. The book was so enthralling from the beginning to the end. And I am a big sucker for romances...especially those that are epic and undying. I know--gag. Everyone probably knows the basic premise of the book (unless you've been living under a rock for the past year), so I won't bore you with the details.
I saw the Twilight movie on DVD last night. It was my second time watching it. The first time was in the theater with Tina and Laura, both huge fans. It was definitely more enjoyable the first time because I didn't know what to expect and it was new and exciting. I remember giggling like a school girl every time Edward came on the screen. Yeah, it was pretty sad. Laura surprisingly wasn't gushy at all. She actually hates the actor who plays Edward. (I don't think any actor can live up to the Edward that Laura has created in her head.) The teenager was tsking at the adults...what kind of upside down world is that?
As a Twilight fan, I really enjoyed the movie. I don't think most twi-hards like Laura liked it because the movie didn't do the book justice. I do admit the movie has its many flaws: bad acting, stilted dialogue, cheesy effects, etc. But what I loved about the movie is that it brought the book to life. You can see the people that you came to know and the story that moved you. You knew what the characters were thinking and feeling even though it wasn't perfectly portrayed on screen. You felt the love between Bella and Edward when others thought it was not believable. So that is why I liked this movie and will watch it over and over again.