I Just Watched "Twilight" For The First Time, And Here Are 21 Questions I Need Answered

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These "teen" vampires are fully adults.

Since Twilight is such a big thing and I've never read any of the books or seen the first movie, I decided to watch it and learn what all the fuss is about.

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I saw Breaking Dawn — Part 1 in theaters 10 years ago and I recently watched this great video about the first movie. I believe that's the extent of my Twilight experience.

Alright, here we go. I'm nervous but also very excited to drink my tea and watch what I'm sure will be nonsense.

1. So Bella moves from Phoenix to Washington to live with her dad, but is she seriously holding a small cactus? LOL. What a clunky way to hammer home the "I'm from Phoenix, this isn't my home" thing.

Bella holding a cactus in her hands, very close to her body

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2. Why are these teens judging Bella for her car? It's a small, kind of rusty truck, and they treat it like it's a large rat.

Bella pulls up in her truck, other teens judge her, someone sarcastically says, "Nice ride," and she says, "Thanks"

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3. I'm supposed to believe these vampire people are in high school? They look years older than I am, and I am an adult.

All of the vampires who look like they're in their late 20s

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The outfits...speak for themselves.

4. Why are Bella and Edward staring at each other from across the cafeteria? It's weird. Weird, weird, weird.

Bella and Edward just staring at each other

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Also, yes that is a bag of eggs in front of Kellan Lutz.

5. Oh my god, the smelly thing! I've seen this before, it's hilarious. Why isn't this the tone of the whole movie?

Bella stands in front of a fan and Edward smells her and essentially gags

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Then he continues to STARE at her!!!! Red flag!!!!

6. After Edward very miraculously saves Bella from getting hit by a car, she meets Dr. Cullen, aka the "dad," in the hospital. Is it me, or does he look, like, the same age as the teen Cullens?

Carlisle walking into the room

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7. What is this conversation? This isn't how people talk. I'm uncomfortable.

Bella says, "I have considered radioactive spiders and kryptonite," Edward says, "That's all superhero stuff, right, what if I'm not the hero, what if I'm...the bad guy"

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But that little apple-catching trick thing he does is cool. The only time I've seen any reason to have a crush on him.

8. Edward's right, how is Bella's reaction to learning that he can read minds, "Is there something wrong with me?" I would lose my shit, assuming I'd even believe that at all.

Edward says, "I can read every mind in this room, apart from yours," Bella says, "Is there something wrong with me," and Edward says, "See, I tell you I can read minds, and you think there's something wrong with you"

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I'm not even going to touch the fact that apparently everyone else in the restaurant is thinking "money," "sex," or "cat."

9. So Bella figures out Edward's a vampire and they discuss it in the forest, as you do. Can I get "This is the skin of a killer, Bella" tattooed on my forehead as soon as possible, please?

Bella says, "You're beautiful," and Edward says, "Beautiful, this is the skin of a killer, Bella"

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They should be at school right now.

10. HOW IS HER RESPONSE TO ALL OF THIS, "I DON'T CARE?" She doesn't give a shit. Bella, he is a VAMPIRE.

Edward says, "I'm designed to kill," Bella says, "I don't care," Edward says, "I've killed people before," and Bella says, "It does not matter"

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By the way, if a man ever said to me, "You're like my own personal brand of heroin," I would move states.

11. Okay, so Edward was born in 1901 (he was 17 in 1918). That means he's, say, 90 years older than Bella. How is this romance okay???

Bella says, "So how long have you been like this," and Edward says, "Since 1918, that's when Carlisle found me, dying of Spanish influenza," and we see Carlisle turn him into a vampire

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Oh, and at this point, she's already in love with him and it's been, like, a week.

12. Why do the vampires have special superpowers? Edward can read minds and Alice can see the future, and it's not explained. I'm not willing to casually accept superpowers, lol.

Bella says, "Can the rest of your family read people's minds like you can," and Edward says, "No, that's just me, but Alice can see the future"

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Bella does not ask enough questions.

13. Why do the Cullen parents treat the Cullen "teens" like teenagers? They're all old adults. Although, weirdly, the Cullen "teens" do exhibit teen angst they are decades too old for.

Esme says to Rosalie, "Clean this up, now," but Rosalie's an elder

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The Cullens are all white and the majority of them became vampires as youths, and it's never really addressed. Neither is the question of why Dr. Cullen hasn't turned more dying people into vampires.

14. Edward is over 100 years old. Why does he not know how to flirt better than this?

Edward says, "You better hold on tight, spider monkey."

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15. Bella, run! He watches you sleep! Why is she with him? I don't understand. He's so creepy and boring.

Bella asks, "Do you do that a lot," and Edward says, "Just the past couple of months, I like watching you sleep"

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16. Wait, they haven't kissed before? Every relationship is different, and that's fine, you do you, but I would say, in general, it's bold to introduce someone to your family before you've kissed.

Edward says, "Don't move" and they kiss

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17. Why are Bella and Edward driving into the forest to save her from the bad vampire played by the guy from Burlesque and Easy A? All the Cullens should stay around Bella in that baseball field and wait for Burlesque/Easy A vampire to come back.

The bad vampire glares at Edward, Carlisle says, "Get Bella out of here, go," and Bella and Edward run toward the car

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And more of the Cullens should go with them in that car. Burlesque/Easy A vampire would be very outnumbered.

Oh, also, the baseball scene was great. Best part of the movie.

18. Now we're at the "Edward has to suck the venom out of Bella, but can he control himself?" moment, but why doesn't Carlisle do it? We know he has restraint.

Carlisle says, "You could try to suck the venom out," Edward says, "You know I won't be able to stop," and Carlisle says, "Then find the will to stop"

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Bella wearing a blue prom dress and little leggings underneath

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Don't even get me started on the little jacket she's holding.

20. Why does Bella want to be a vampire? I know you want to sleep with him, but Bella, no sex is worth losing your human life.

Bella says, "If you just let the venom spread, I could be like you by now," Edward says, "You don't know what you're saying, you don't want this," and Bella says, "I want you, always," but "I want your peen" is written under her

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There just happens to be a fairly empty beautiful gazebo right outside prom.

21. And finally, she is 17 and they've been dating for two months! How is this happening???

Edward says, "Is it not enough just to have a long and happy life with me," and Bella says, "Yeah, for now"

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They got so serious about each other so quickly.

So that's Twilight! I had a lot of fun watching this bad movie.

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Shoutout to everything I don't have space to mention: Bella leaving her hair down in P.E., everything involving immediately-into-Bella Mike, how they always say, "The woman, Victoria," and the hilarious Edward vs. Jacob eye acting.

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