Okay, so I finally watched Twilight for the first time. What can I say? We're Netflix people. Plus, I really wanted a pause and fast-forward button for this movie.
So I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it was. Other than terminal stupidity on Bella's part, and creepiness on Edward's (he seems way more like a stalker in the movie than in the book), it wasn't too bad.
Except for Edwards hair. You've probably already seen the movie, but if you haven't- it reminds me of the Teacher's chicken, Quetzlecoatl. It goes every way but down. Like feathers on steroids. Or maybe an irish sea urchin. Every time the camera did a zoom of his head, and included the hair, I cracked up laughing.
Edward does his ominous first appearance, the whole walking slowly alone into the cafeteria.
I choke on my tongue.
Edward has dinner with Bella in Port Angeles. I keep snickering every time he leans forward and says something forebodingly ominous.
Edward and Bella are out in the woods and Edward is demonstrating how un-human he is (did I mention terminal stupidity? Oh, I know you're a vampire- now let me lead you out into the woods where no one will hear me scream). I have a hard time breathing, I'm laughing so hard.
The Cullens play baseball. I keep giggling every time Edward's hair comes on screen.
Edward is throwing and being thrown by James. I've been exposed to the hair for over an hour now, so I'm in the not-really-silent snicker range.
Edward and Bella have their romantic dance at the prom where Bella expresses her desire to be a vampire. Edward tilts his head forward to kiss her and brings the hair to front and center. I almost swallow my tongue.
So yeah, I don't think I reacted to Edward the way they wanted me to. I can only hope that his hairstyle doesn't become popular, because otherwise people will think I'm weirder than they already do. The best thing I can say for Edward- the actor, actually- is that he did a good job acting some really corny lines. But they overdid the makeup. The eyebrows looked like Groucho Marx. That really didn't help my problem with the hair.
P.S.- Direct quote: the Teacher said I 'blushed delightfully for every kiss scene'. I hate being a redhead. I really, really do.