I have a confession to make: I’m not a Twihard.
Yes, I’ve read all four novels Stephenie Meyer published, as well as the unfinished Midnight Sun manuscript and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella. I waited in line for the midnight release of Breaking Dawn in the summer of 2008. I have seen all the movies in theaters, and plan on seeing Breaking Dawn Part 2 in theaters… albeit at least a week or two after its initial release.
The thing that makes it impossible for me to be labeled as a Twihard is the fact that I have yet to enjoy any of the Twilight movies as a whole. I find most parts uncomfortable, or boring. And sometimes, I downright hate the story behind it all.
But there are some moments in the movies that I truly enjoy. My favorite scene is from Twilight, when the Cullens show Bella how much cooler baseball is when vampires play.
The skies are dark and stormy (perfect conditions for disguising the loud cracks of the bat colliding with the ball) so for once the color of the film fits the mood of the scene. The music is edgy yet playful. The vampires are truly at ease and let loose; their happiness and utter relaxation is palpable. This is the only time they can truly be themselves and not have to hide. And since there is no need to hide, the vamps show off their coolest skills: super speed, strength, resilience… and not to mention some excellent hand-eye coordination.
This is also one of the first times Bella spends time with the Cullen family knowing exactly what they are, without anyone expressing any ill feelings about Bella and Edward’s relationship. All the uncomfortable “getting to know the vampire family who can potentially kill me” moments have passed.
In basic terms, this scene is pure fun. And let’s not forget that it gives us this gem, courtesy of Rosalie: “My monkey man!”
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