Well, now that I’ve really hyped up my big Twilight Weekend…I figure I better tell you how things went! First of all, I don’t think I’ve sat through 7 hours of movie’s in one sitting…Friday night we watched the first 3 in the saga…it was delightful…no interruptions from kids…no husbands asking dumb questions…and we could shout at Jacob to take his shirt off as often as we liked without fear of eye rolling or reprimand.
Saturday we went out for an early dinner at Victoria’s in Rochester (yum), then headed to the theater 45 minutes early to ensure that we got the best seats in the house. Finally, the movie started, and the candy bags were opened. Now, I LOVE going to a packed movie theater for certain genres…like comedy’s or horror films. I like when the crowd laughes out loud and makes a movie funnier than it actually is…but this type of genre is best viewed without all the distractions…especially if you are my sister in law and have been counting the moments to see breaking dawn for months. But distractions was what we got. The guy behind us and to our right had a horrible cold and spent the 2 hours sneezing loud wet sneezes into our hair (I watched the entire movie with my scarf wrapped around my face). The girls in front of us had their phones out the entire time texting each other. The guy behind us and to our left was obviously dragged to the theater against his will. EVERY time Bella and Edward got a little fresh (and this movie has a lot of it), he would groan and complain to his wife….she spent the entire 2 hours telling him ‘it was going to get better’.
And then…someone died 3 rows back. **spoiler alert** During the scene where Bella is giving birth to her demon baby (sometimes that happens), the lady a few rows back started screaming and wailing, “No, don’t you die on me. Oh my God, someone help me please. God don’t take him from me. Please someone help!” Instantly, people started turning around and a few jumped over seats to help her. I thought the guy next to her had died. My stomach dropped and I felt helpless. Then I thought, well, why isn’t anyone shouting for a doctor? Then I figured, okay, this woman is absolutely crazy, and she’s talking about Bella dying on the big screen (you know how some people think soap opera’s are real??). So then I went back to trying to watch the movie because I figured this woman was insane, and I was missing the best part of the movie! Suddenly the lights went on, the movie stopped, and people were shouting for a doctor. (And the people in the very front of the theater were all screaming, WTF? Because they didn’t realize that people were dying in the back). Okay, so the woman wasn’t exactly crazy. But her boyfriend did not die. He fainted. Like a big weenie. Because of the blood in the movie. So then we all got to sit and stare at weenie-pants for 10 minutes while we waited for the EMT’s to show up. Someone said to him, “you are awfully pale”, he mumbled that he always looked like that. I turned around and whispered inappropriately, “vampire” which got a few chuckles.
Finally, Mr. Iturngreenwhendemonbabiesarebirthedsopleasedon’tmindmewhileIplaydeadandruinmovies was escorted out by several nurses, a doctor, and 4 EMT’s (we were in Rochester, home of the mayo clinic, and of course there was a doctor and two nurses seated 1 row over from him). Then the manager started thanking everyone for their patience, and told us proudly that the movie was digital, and wasn’t that so great, because he could easily rewind it 5 or 10 minutes. Everyone agreed, 5 minutes back would be far enough, and we settled back in to our seats. Suddenly, the movie started playing in fast forward before our eyes. Screams of “NO, STOP! You’re Going the Wrong WAAYYY” filled the air. But our complaints fell on deaf ears, and the movie started up 10 minutes past where it should have started. My sister in law was ready to cut someone. When we left the theater, she did complain and get 3 new movie passes. She will probably use those 3 passes 3 times before I see her next weekend!
Okay, I really need to get better at topic transitions. My apologies to this family and their sweet little girl, who did not ask to be put on the same blog post as vampire movie reviews. Miss ‘M’ was a little apprehensive at first, but she warmed up soon enough. I LOVE her red hair and blue eyes, so adorable! I was lucky enough to see her again a month after this to do family pictures (and her brother has even MORE red hair!!), but I have to save those pics for later!
This first shot is my FAV!!