I was in 11th grade when Twilight, the movie that started it all, came out in theaters. I remember being in some kind of computer skills class with my best friend Sigourney, and we secretly brought up IMDB.com to watch the trailer when we were supposed to be working on assignments. We were making little girly noises as each of the characters made their first appearances. When I saw Kristen Stewart as Bella, she was exactly as I pictured her in the books. Granted, her personality was a little different from how it was in the books, but I still thought she did great. And then Robert Pattinson as Edward came up. I was a little worried about him being Edward. Actually, my best friend and I agreed that he didn't seem right for it at all.
Then - as I was finishing the book a few hours before - we went to see it in theaters. The two hours flew by as we were swept up in the mystery and majesty of their love story, and the struggles they faced trying to be together. When the movie ended, as the credits began to roll and Linkin Park's "Leave Out All The Rest" began to play, we were lovestruck and the obsession began.
We stayed in the dark theater as groups of people shuffled out, just to hear "Decode". It has been three years since then, and I am still as in love with the Twilight Saga as I was then. A lot of people didn't enjoy the first movie, but without we wouldn't have the ones that followed. Not to mention it helped me to change in ways that made me a better person. I loved it and I won't forget that day, because it was unforgettable.