By Aaron Kinney
Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 12:05 pm in Christine Morente.
The following goes to show that the Insider is liable to appear anywhere.
You see, we were among the legions of fans that caught the highly anticipated opening of “Twilight” at 12:01 a.m. last Friday at San Mateo’s Century 12 theaters.
Our senses were assaulted when we walked into the theater by the high-pitch chatter of a couple hundred love-sick tweens and teenage girls. We sat off to the side and waited for the show to begin. Behind us we heard a girl wail, “He’s hot!”
Presumably she was referring to Robert Pattinson, the actor portraying vampire-protagonist Edward Cullen. In “Twilight,” a vampire romance novel written by Stephenie Meyer and consumed with ferocity by the young-adult set, Cullen falls in love with 17-year-old human Bella Swan.
The lights in the theater dimmed and everybody cheered. They applauded the sneak previews too. After many false starts, the movie began. We braced ourselves for Pattinson’s appearance, knowing the madness that would ensue.
When Pattison sauntered onscreen, squeals of joy erupted. And when he said something cute or looked at Bella with longing, girls sighed, then giggled.
Despite some awkward acting and cheesy special effects, it was an enjoyable piece of moviemaking. Still waiting for our hearing to come back, though.