Semi-Charmed Life

10Jan/090

Twilight

I've been having this stabbing pain near my tailbone area for the past couple of days so I've had to limit my activities. Anything that requires me to bend down really low hurts, and it hurts whenever I get up from a chair or get up out of my bed. What's disturbing is that these freak injuries have been happening more frequently these days. Pain that comes and goes mysteriously.

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Well I finally got a chance to see what the hype was about with Twilight. Some guy friends of mine have read and/or watched the movie and all of them have said it was not bad. I don't think any of them fell in love with it but I figured it can't be that bad if none of them had anything really negative to say. I wasn't about to go out and pay to watch the movie alone nor am I a huge fan of downloading anymore, so I did the next best thing and streamed it off the internet.

Overall I thought the movie was enjoyable but there were some things in the movie that I had problems with. These things may have been addressed in the book, but I'm only going by the movie.

First, how long have the Cullens been around Forks? I'd imagine not too long since you can only stay in one place for so long before people begin to realize that you're not aging. I'd also figure it can't be that long since you can only be in high school for so long before people really begin wondering.

Which then leads me to ask, why would someone who is immortal, super fast and super strong want to repeat high school endlessly for his entire life. Looking 17 is not the same as being 17. Unless there's some weird vampire law that makes you have the mentality of whatever age you turned into a vampire for the rest of your life, Edward Cullen is 90+. Why is he going to high school?

Another thing I have a bit of trouble wrapping my head around is the notion of Edward falling in love with someone who he thinks is extremely delicious. So she gives off this scent that drives him nuts and makes him want to feast on her blood, but instead of doing that, he falls in love with her?

And the bad guy, James. What's his deal? Why does he become so fixated on Bella? Why couldn't all the vampires just duke it out on the baseball field? It's 7 to 3. Why go through that whole running away ordeal?

Ok this is starting to frustrate me. I think I'm going to just stop here. If anything, it was an entertaining movie and I guess I should leave it at that.