What Twilight Fans Can Expect

The Twilight saga is such big news right now that we actually are hearing buzz about the next two films… and I think you’ll want to hear what they just announced about the sex in Breaking Dawn, the next film in the making. But first… the film that comes out Wednesday, June 30th: Eclipse.

Some fans got an early glimpse of the film last Thursday. The word “some” may be misleading, because when you’re talking about the Twilight Saga, “some” means thousands. I would have hated to have been around Nokia Plaza in downtown L.A. last Thursday where 9,000 wristbands were handed out to screaming Twilight fans gathering for the Eclipse premier. What a madhouse. This young generation just can’t get enough Twilight.

Personally, after New Moon, I can’t believe there are any Twilight fans left. But seeing the mindset of most Twilight fans… I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

On June 30th, Eclipse hits theatres around the nation. So what can we expect to see with this new film? That’s a good question. Forget speculation– our movie reviewer Todd Pearage will be watching the film and delivering his two cents on our MOVIE REVIEW PAGE opening day Wednesday (it’s now posted here) (you may remember when David, Todd and I saw New Moon on the opening weekend last year and reviewed the film for you).

But it’s not Eclipse, but the following film Breaking Dawn that the news is talking about right now. Because yesterday at the premier, Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg told People Magazine, “You will see sex- Yes!” She went on. “The relationship (between Edward and Bella) does go all the way in the book, so in the movie it will as well. You are going to see more skin in Breaking Dawn than you did in the other films.”

I guess the sensuality we saw in the first film is going to run its course.

Hmmmmm.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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5 Responses to What Twilight Fans Can Expect

  1. Dave says:

    I’ve actually read all 4 books because my wife likes them so much. If they follow the books, there will be no pre-marital sex. In fact, Edward is depicted as very “old-fashion” about this issue. I’m still not thrilled about seeing it, but not at all opposed to a newlywed couple having it. It could be much, much worse.

  2. big nate says:

    My wife and teen daughter read them all. I saw the first two movies. The last one was so horrible I said “no mas”. The celibacy of their relationship is about all it has going for it. I personally am waiting for The Hunger Games series (whole other set of issues there). As a great T shirt I saw said then Buffy staked Edward…THE END

  3. Amy says:

    Here’s a great discussion guide to use with kids this weekend: http://sophianetwork.typepad.com/files/eclipse-study-guide.pdf

    I watched Eclipse opening night with some youth group girls. I’m impressed with how few of them like and respect Bella. They see her flaws. I also though it was telling that only 3-4 people in the audience applauded when Edward proposed to Bella.
    It’s a crappy story line, questionable love triangle, but does give us some great launch pads for discussions! Even with adults, how challenging that Bella doesn’t have many outside adults pouring into her and helping her make decisions? I did like that Charlie (Bella’s father) and mother both were given more screen time.

  4. Good imput Amy… and I appreciate that link to the discussion guide. It’s great to have tools to help parents and youth workers dialogue with kids about these issues using pop culture as a springboard.

    You can catch our movie review up on our site now too here: http://www.thesource4ym.com/moviereviews/moviereview.asp?ID=464