I'm not going to apologize for this. It needs to be said. Guys need to quit hating on the Twilight series. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Oh, I didn't realize AJ came out of the closet yet. Good for him."
But take a second and read that again, I didn't say guys need to watch/read/love/enjoy/dream about the Twilight series. They just need to quit hating.
As "Quarter Crescent" (or whatever moon cycle is reflected in the title of the most recent movie), was released this week my Facebook and Twitter accounts exploded with two types of posts:
Girls: OMG! Can't wait to see my hubby Edward (or Jacob) tonight! Eclipse is going to be (or was) amazing!!!!
Guys: Ugh. You guys know vampires don't exist right? And werewolves are so lame.
I know guys feel left out when all the women lustily gaze at a pale faced Brit and a mocha skinned 15 year old, but get over it. Or at least come up with a good reason to hate it.
Vampires don't exist? Neither do Jedis, Terminators, or the Moonraker gun. Werewolves are lame? Last time I checked werewolves are giant dogs who rip peoples faces off. What's lame about that? Am I missing something?
Perhaps you don't want to 'buy into the hype' of something so 'mainstream'. Whatever, you sicken me. Why don't you try stop wasting time 'not being mainstream' and start getting a job and contributing to society. (No, I'm not bitter).
Or perhaps you're just too cool to watch anything Sci-Fi. You love taking nature walks and eating granola, or you obsess over sports teams and watch the news. Regardless, you've created a world in which you can escape from reality and indulge in your guilty pleasure. Which is fine, even if you prefer watching Strasburg lose games cause he gets no run support from his team over Professor X and Magneto debating the ethics of mutant existence.
I think guys are upset girls finally have a geeky fantasy world to escape to. It was cool to be a Star Wars nerd or into super hero movies (Lord knows I qualify for both of those). Now, however, our wives/girlfriends/girl-friends can geek out into a Sci-Fi world of their own. Just like when we wished we could train to be a Jedi on Endor, girls these days want to escape to chase werewolves in.....Seattle? Whatever, I never said I fully understood them.
Let me be clear here. I don't particularly like the Twilight series (notice there are no Twilight pictures in this post). My wife does, as do 98% of the females I know. I watched the first two movies, they were fine. They had good moments and bad, just like every movie that isn't the Princess Bride. I just don't understand the incessant hatred from guys who love Blade, but think vampires are gay.
And while I'm on the topic of imaginary things, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows just released the trailer (Seen here) for the first installment of the final two movies. I got all excited inside. Let me guess....Harry Potter is lame too? HE CARRIES A STICK THAT WILL TAZE YOU!! I don't see you tazing me with a tree branch.
Look, if your girlfriend needs to get lost in the story of Edward, Jacob and Bella so she can take a break from everyday life, so be it. You don't have to be a hater.
Let's not forget that at the end of the first movie a guy gets ripped limb from limb and has the pieces of his body burned. C'mon, Braveheart wouldn't even be that cruel.
So I'll kindly ask you to keep your opinions to yourself and allow me to vocalize mine loudest until you agree with me.
I SAID AGREE WITH ME!
Also, don't keep your opinions to yourself. I want to hear them.