Men, Don't Be Afraid Of 'Twilight'

Guys, there's a good chance that the significant female in your life is going to be asking (dragging) you to see the Twilight movie this weekend. I know you're dreading it with every fiber of your testosterone-laced being, so that's why I'm here to tell you:

Don't be afraid of Twilight - it's actually not that bad.

I won't have my Twilight review up until Friday but I can tell you this: I went in fully prepared to spend a couple of hours rolling my eyes up into my skull based on what I thought would be a majorly cheesy, made-for-TV-level movie.

And it surprised the heck out of me.

I was fortunate enough to have an audience full of members of at the pre-screening. Why did this make me fortunate? Because I was fully prepared for two hours of shrieking, screaming pre-teen and teenage girls. Instead I was pleasantly surprised by a bit older crowd (nothing against teenage girls, but I had my fill of the mix of teen girls and Twilight at last July's Comic-Con panel).

I'm here to tell you that while no cinematic work of art, I actually kind of enjoyed the movie for the most part. There were moments of unexpected and geniunely funny humor and I especially enjoyed the performance of Rob Pattinson as Edward Cullen, dreamy male vampire. Kristen Stewart held her own as Bella and I enjoyed many of the background characters as well.

Of course there were a few things I didn't like, but I don't want to say any more than that. What I do want to let you know is that if you are a guy, this most likely won't be a total cringe-inducing experience that will require multiple beers to clear your manly psyche afterwards. :-)

Twilight opens this Friday, November 21st.

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