My older kids talked me into going to the midnight showing of Eclipse. I may be one of only a handful of people in the universe who isn't a fan of the Twilight saga. Actually, I think the storyline is very interesting and I like the twists that Stephenie Meyer put on the vampire myth.
But, I simply cannot stand Bella. She's so boring. I think my main gripe is that she's so dispassionate. I'm extremely passionate about certain things like my family, the gospel, abortion, education, patriotism/America, moral decay in our society, and Sears. In fact, when anyone mentions a "hot topic" my kids will all say, "Uh, oh, here it comes." I do try to tame my passion sometimes, but not often. I'm the one that always has to share my opinion, especially in our local paper. And, I have a lot of opinions.
Here's one. At the premiere of Eclipse we had to wade through the coming attractions. One of which is a movie about a lesbian couple whose lives fall apart when the sperm donor of their son wants to be part of his life. Eeeww. Not a movie I want to watch at all. The idea of a kid having to grow up with lesbians gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm sorry, but two women, or two men, do not belong in that kind of relationship. And, what was the marketing department thinking when it decided to show a preview of this film to a theater filled with women who are hot and heavy over Edward and Jacob--not really the target market for a movie about lesbians.
Anyway, back to Bella. I think that's why I find it hard to buy that two men, whatever they are, would be so madly in love with her that they'd fight over her. Why? They could fight over a cardboard cut-out with more personality and more passion than Bella. She's so bland. So boring.
Now, give me Katniss from The Hunger Games. There's a passionate character. There's a girl I can root for and get behind. That's a character I love. I can see two men fighting over her because she is awesome.
Bella just ain't that awesome. Sorry.