Final Twilight film bittersweet for fans

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November 15, 2012, 10:31 pm
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(NECN: Josh Brogadir, Boston) - Twihards are at the movie theaters, watching "Breaking Dawn Part 2" on five screens at one theater in Boston.

There is a movie marathon with all five films - 10 hours long total and still going since it started at 11:30 a.m.

And we're just a few minutes now until the final chapter begins.

Vampires, wolves, and humans. Love stories, friendships, and rivalries.

The more than $1 billion Twilight Saga is coming to an end with the final installment "Breaking Dawn Part 2."

"It kind of changed my life. It seems silly but it's deep, it's such a beautiful story," said Brazilian exchange student Maria Gomes, who read the books in both English and in Portuguese.

The first one in line is often one of the most dedicated - bingo for Gomes - but she's not alone in her passion for the Twilight Saga.

"This is amazing, every girl would want this to happen to her. If she was a vampire she would be over the whole world like just biting people. Like I would do that too if I was a vampire, I would bite everybody. I love Twilight. And I came here, I watch it more than once every day," said Twihard Suedie Chhat.

The on again, off screen romance between stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson add to the drama that has propelled this franchise to the 10th highest grossing of all time.

One look at these lines and overnight crowds in Los Angeles, and you get the point.

But for many of the fans, called Twihards, this started with a book in hand, one of the four written by Stephenie Meyer.

"My favorite book has to be Eclipse because it shows a lot how, it exposes them all," said Victoria Statsky, age 12, of South Boston, here with her mom Jennifer.

The AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Tremont Street is showing the first four movies throughout the day, leading up to the sequel at 10 p.m.

They had to add a third 10 p.m. showing, because two were already sold out, as is the 10:30 p.m. for the final Twilight movie.

"I'm so excited, but also really sad because, I mean it's the end," Gomes added.

So five showings here before midnight.

And you'd think it's just popular with teenagers and twenty-somethings, but we've found it's a hit with older adults too.

Tags: Boston, fans, Josh Brogadir, Twilight, Twihards, Breaking Dawn Part 2, Twilight saga, film franchise
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