I trust we have all seen the latest Twilight movie at least once by now? I liked it, but wasn't in love with it.
I spent last Thursday in a crowded theater with my daughter, niece, a mutual friend of theirs, and one of my good buddies participating the The Twilight Saga Marathon. 13 + hours...all five movies.
I must admit, this is not the first movie marathon I've participated in (I was at The Dark Knight Marathon this summer) and I adore these marathons!
It was a little pricey per ticket, but for fans of any series, it is more about the experience than the admission price, am I right? Surrounded by rabid fans, ranging in age from 11 years all the way up to early 50's (so the woman claimed anyway), all with one thing in common- Twilight.
There was hooting and hollering (ok...my row was obnoxious, but honestly- if we were supposed to behave differently, Jacob would have left his shirt on! Am I right?) and chatting throughout the first 4 movies.
What I didn't like- the actual folks at the theater. The manager was a jerk, frankly. He had 400_+ laynards to hand out (a special treat for marathon attendees) but he decided to hand out 100 of them and gave the rest away to folks waiting in line for the 10 pm and later showings. That rots.
The final Twilight movie, as i said earlier, i thought was ok. I like the movies and books, yes, but I'm not a crazy TwiHard movie fan...so that's probably why I wasn't crazy over the moon about BDpt2. My movie companions all loved it- especially my daughter (it was the bow on her 13th birthday celebration) so the important stuff was handled.
Now...on to the next marathon- a Lord of the Rings 3 movie, one day event, a week before The Hobbit... I'll be spending those several hours with my son, a good friend, and her son...all of us HUGE fans of the series!
I wonder- if the was a movie series you would love to see played back to back in a theater, what would it be? LOTR and Star Wars are at my top...so I will at least get one out of the way. I'd also love to see The Godfather Movies in a marathon...
leave me a comment below, telling me what movie series you'd just LOVE to see in a theater marathon!
Have a great day! I'm off to The Realm...something evil is afoot...