I'm not going to get into the overall lameness of the film, which was bountiful and corny - and would make for a full, lively blog entry. Nor am I going to mock the pale faced looks of Sir Edward, A.K.A "Diggory" of Harry Potter fame. I am simply going to broach a single issue about the whole Twilight phenomenon that I find very confusing.
While watching the movie, I realized the entire story is about a teenage girl! In fact, the plot, the characters and the entire story seemed very - shall we say - "pubescent" to me. Given that the only people that I have ever met that are obsessed by this book are women aged 20-40, I was utterly shocked that this was a story written for teenage girls. I had simply assumed that the lead characters were in their 20's.
All I have heard from women that have seen this movie is how shockingly handsome Edward is - and he is all of 16 years old in the movie. Additionally, I have tutored many teenage girls at Sylvan, most of which have reading material, and not one of them has ever had a Twilight book. Further, not one of them has ever even talked about their love for Twilight. Twilight seems to be have found an audience in bored housewives and blossoming cougars.
All of this begs the question: What attracts women aged 20-40 to this story that is clearly written for an entirely different audience? Perhaps those Twilight fans out there can enlighten me?