It’s Monday. It’s cold. I’m tired. But don’t worry, I think I have something to brighten everyone’s day just a tad.
So, you may or may not have noticed that I am a tad obsessed with a little movie called Twilight (Hardwicke, 2008). Oh, you’ve heard of it? Good. In case you have been living in a vacuum, let me fill you in. Twilight is a series of four New York Times best selling novels written by Stephenie Meyer. The stories are primarily told through the eyes of Bella Swan, an ordinary teenage girl who falls in with a beautiful 104-year-old vampire, Edward Cullen.
The books are addicting. Once you start, you probably won’t be able to stop. As of this year, the series has sold over 70 million copies worldwide with translations in at least 38 different languages! Pretty impressive for a teen-romance novel. But books were just the begging of the Twilight craze. In 2008, the first novel was made into a motion picture starring Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and a hot British fellow by the name of Robert Pattinson. The film won 18 different awards and grossed $191,465,414. Wowza! The second film, The Twighlight Saga: New Moon (Weitz, 2009), is opening November 20th (mark your calendars) and the third film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Slade, 2010) is scheduled to hit theaters June 2010.
Vampires, romance, Edward Cullen, werewolves, and Robert Pattinson. Sounds like the recipe for perfection.
So in case you too are in love with the books, the films, or Robert, you should check out my latest and greatest find: New Moon Watch. A blog 100% dedicated to the new movie!!! Could there be anything better?
And here is one more gift from me, to you.
Did I brighten your Monday? No need to thank me J