Here's what she had to say!
I, too, have been culling the Eclipse archives to see what my chastity belt deflected. I didn't even see the movie poster until I bought tickets online. I tried to cover my eyes, but then I almost bought tickets to some chick flick that was NOT Eclipse. Not cool.DH & I watched the Jimmy Kimmel Twilight special last night. He was sooo excited. Especially when I kept rewinding parts and squealing, "Oh my god, you have to see this part!" The special was actually pretty decent, but it felt like the Cliffs Notes version of the movie. I'm so glad I saw the movie first. Because I would NEVER read the Cliffs Notes first ... except for those few times in high school. And college.Of course if I'm being honest, I was so worked up by the time I actually saw Eclipse they could've shown 2 hours worth of Rob stills & I would've still slid out of my seat. I'm a whore. Just not a spoiler whore.
Good times! I tried to get Mr. Snarky to watch some of the pre-Eclipse interviews and cast talk-show appearances but he did everything short of whipping his dick out and waggling it in my face to remind me that he's a heterosexual dude and not interested in squeeee-ing over RPatts with me. Party pooper.
Let me just say now that I am going back and checking out everything I deliberately missed leading up to the release of Eclipse, holy effing shit they gave away a lot!!! Sure, I know it was nothing like the spoilerific free-for-all that went down prior to New Moon (releasing the break-up scene?? REALLY?! WTF were they thinking?! It was like the whole move was out if you knew how to piece it all together...). Back then, it was impossible to avoid some of the images (for me, anyway), and while I still kind of regret not being an active participant in “The SQUEEEE!!! Heard Around the World” when footage of the reunion scene (and shirtless, half-nekkid Robward) being filmed hit the Twidom, I still think it was a little too much. They seem to have learned a bit of a lesson given how they treated Eclipse, but there was still a lot of fodder for all you spoiler whores like Jenny Jerkface and Latchkey Wife (and you can find some of their spoiler-y-iffic posts HERE and HERE).
In case you all missed some of it, here's a smattering of videos - I want to watch these over and over! Hell, I didn't feel like working tomorrow anyway... Even if you can't watch all of these at once, make sure you take a few minutes to come back and scroll through them! I might be glad that I hadn't seen all this pre-Eclipse, but I'm sure happy to have all this now to tide me over until I can get to the theater again!
I think this is from the New Moon video? Er, maybe? anyway, wow am I glad I didn't see this! It's cool to see now but I hate seeing "the making of"-kinda stuff before I have seen the movie!
In case you want a slo-mo of all the stills in this (and I know I did!!) - this is courtesy of Eyes of Amber -
And if you can't get enough of this shit (er, like me...), here's an extended version. Again, I think all of this might be from one of the New Moon DVDs but I loaned my copy with those "extras" to a friend (thanks again, Scummit, for doing all the different versions of the New Moon dvd. You suck).
Here we have a bunch of stills set to a song I am not crazy about... but turn down the volume and have a watch over your coffee... Yum!
I missed most of the trailers...here's a mash-up!
None of that includes "Angry Edward" -- holy crow twitter blew up when this came out!! -
I didn't see this bit with Rosalie - I assumed it would still take place in Edward's bedroom...
...and I didn't see this... (guess I was a pretty good non-spoiler-twi-virgin!) -
...this 30-second clip is AWESOME! aaaaand I'm glad I didn't see it!
And another 30-second spot! How did I manage to avoid all of these?! I guess I have been too busy being a Twitard to watch all that much television lately...
So what do you think? We're going to spend the rest of the week (hell - the rest of the month!) chatting about the movie itself... But did you avoid spoilers? Watch every little scrap of content you could get your slutty little mitts on??? Somewhere in the middle? Do you have any regrets or would you do it all over again either way??? Let us know in the comments!
**Note: Blogger is being a testy bitch and has eaten all the comments (mine and Jenny Jerkface's included!). They are still going to my email as usual and hopefully will show up here sooner or later, so leave one! And yes, I did have a complete meltdown this morning when I logged on and saw one lonely little comment. I was all set to hand in my keys to the castle for being so unworthy!