So we've never stated our opinions on REAl people who get to be Edward and Bella on the big screen for us. We are HUGE fans of the books. I actually started the series back in 2007 and was one of those poor souls forced to wait for Stephenie to come out with each new "fix" for our addiction. It took me awhile to convince Karen that she had to read those "vampire love" books...but with a little begging, bribery, etc...she caved and was instantly hooked. Yes, our drug of choice is highly addictive. So of course we went to the big midnight book release last August for Breaking Dawn...in fact, since we were on a joint family vacation in Garner (Texas) we had to drive all the way to San Antonio (over and hour and a half away) in order to get our books. Believe me we didn't mind. So we anticipated this movie like nothing else. We got our tickets as soon as it was possible to purchase them online. We waited at the movie theater for six hours in advance to ensure the perfect seats (halfway up / middle of the row...dead center of the screen!!!) The buildup was so huge, that our first viewing left us unsure how we felt. We critiqued it the whole way home. The pacing was off, the romance was rushed and therefore trivialized. The vampire makeup was mostly NOT so good. The meadow/sparkle scene was a letdown. BUT...we still loved it. Our story was there, in front of us, and we could capture it all in two hours. We of course went to see it again the next day. The second viewing was much improved. Each subsequent viewing got better. We realized that we could ignore what we didn't care for, and mentally fill in what we knew from the book really happened. The reason I think this was possible was because of Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart. We believed in them. We believed they loved. Okay...and they aren't hard on the eyes either. There is a tension between them that carried that movie. We believe that they are both really great actors...but...okay...we'll admit it...we also think it is real. Are we delusional fans wishing for a real life "Edward and Bella"? I don't know. Maybe. But honestly, I didn't decide they were fixated on each other until I started watching their interviews. They gravitate toward each other. Its cute. It reminds use of when we were younger (way younger!!!)...and had a thing for a particular guy and even though we tried so hard to play it cool...we were always hyper aware of where he was and what he was doing. They make each other smile. They make each other nervous. Its cute. So do we think they are a couple? Yep...I think something has been brewing since they met...and here lately with all the times they have been spotted together, without the cushion of the rest of the cast...it seems pretty obvious. Do we know for sure? Nope. But...I'd be highly surprised if they are not much much more than just friends. So, we support this union. We think they look cute together...and act even cuter. BUT...they sure as hell better not break up before they finish our movies!!! Please don't let them become complacent with each other...or worse...so that their chemistry falls flat. Come on guys!...make it work!!! well....at least until you finish shooting Breaking Dawn!
OKAY...our selfish little rant is over! Go "Robsten"!!!!!