When my friend Chris told me about the Twilight Marathon that would occur prior to tonight's premier, I thought it was the craziest thing I had ever heard. I've seen all of the movies, numerous times. For heaven's sake I own all of them on DVD. Why would I want to sit in a theater for 14 hours watching all five movies in row? Crazy!
Then I started thinking about it... Why not go out with a bang? I enjoyed the movies, but I loved the books. It's just a great story. Why not relive the whole thing in preparation for the premier. When I first mentioned it to Sierra she thought it was nuts too. But I was able to convince her to go with me since it was tradition that we see the movies together.
We left the house at 9:45 am, stopped at the grocery store for some sandwiches and headed to the theater. By the time we arrived, there was a line outside the building, but we didn't have to wait long. The first movie started at 11:25 am. There were 30 minute intermissions in between each movie and we could come and go as we pleased. It was AWESOME!
I was really surprised by how much I got into the movies again. I thought for sure I'd get bored half way into the second movie and start asking myself what in the hell was I doing there. But I didn't. I was throughly entertained the whole time. It was a lot of fun to build the anticipation too. As we got closer and closer to the new movie, you could feel the excitement building.
And the last movie did not disappoint. There is an unexpected twist that we were not expecting that kept us on the edge of our seats and holding our breath. It was absolutely brilliant. They were able to shock us all, and yet stay true to the story. Genius.
But the best part of the day was spending it with Sierra. We laughed at all of the Twi-Hards that surrounded us, and even laughed at ourselves. We added outstanding commentary and reminisced about our experiences with the story. I'm really, really glad I did this, but I know it wouldn't have been the same without her.