It was inevitable, of course, that the Roo-girl would go to the movie that everyone is talking about.
After all, it was based on the book from the series that she adores.
And so it came to pass Tuesday night that she purchased the coveted movie ticket and entered the land of her obsession.
She went with her girlfriend, but before she left, she promised that the two of us will go together this weekend. She's so cute. Leave it to my daughter to manipulate her world so she gets to see the movie twice.
And what did my little "Twilighter" think of the movie?
"Here's the thing, Mom," she explained in the car on the way home. "It was a good movie ... IF ..."
"If you forget that it was supposed to be based on a book. If you watch it like a movie and disconnect it from the original story, then you can think of it as a cool vampire story."
Ah, says the smart mom. So it was a good movie, but it was a disappointing adaptation of the book?
"Exactly. There was so much wrong with it. So much they left out."
Yes, thinks the smart mom. Because it's hard to cram almost 500 pages of book into two hours of movie.
"And Bella? She was ALL wrong."
Oh, asks the smart mom, she didn't feel like the real Bella to you? (Excuse me, but did we just call a character in a book the "real" anything? Sigh.)
"No. She was too loud. Too outgoing. And she had curly hair. Bella blow dries her hair every day. It's straight."
Um, says the smart mom, trying very very hard not to burst out laughing, so Bella blow dries her hair every day??
"Yes, and that girl was a lousy actress."
I see, says the smart mom, and what about ...
"Edward? He was terrible ... he was the worst actor in the whole thing. But they got his skin right."
Er, puzzled the smart mom, but did he sparkle (which is what vampires do in the sunlight)? Did he DAZZLE you?
"Oh, yeah, but it was more like shimmering. It was good."
And, asked the smart mom, are you going to finish book 4 now?
"Funny you should say that, cuz now that I've seen the movie, I told my friend that I had to go straight home and reread the books now. After seeing the movie, I feel so dirty ..."
God, I love that kid.