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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Moon on Monday

Okay, so it was really Tuesday, but I've been singing the song (I love you Simon LeBon) since I decided to go see New Moon. :) I swear I think I'm one of the last females on the planet to actually see New Moon. My neighbor and I went and we LOVED it. LOVED. So. Much. Better. Than. Twilight. It's amazing what a difference the budget can make. The SFX were waaaaaaaaay better and the acting was even up a notch.
I feel rather sorry for Esme, Emmet and Rosalie, who didn't get much screen time. And Jasper. Oh, Jasper. He looks so crazy I just can't help but laugh when he's on screen. It's a tragedy too because Jackson Rathbone (isn't that the coolest name?) is such a cutie pie. I think it's the hair in Twilight. I can live with the crazy eyes, but the crazy hair is too much.
Carlisle also didn't get enough screen time. Carlisle is one one my favorite characters in the entire series and Peter Fancinelli portrays him wonderfully. He so warm and kind. It doesn't hurt that Peter Fancinelli is some serious eye candy. I like him even better with his own natural dark hair. PLUS, he's the same age as me.
Once again Billy Burke did a fabulous job portraying Charlie Swan. He looks a bit like Billy Bob Thornton, which I find disturbing, but I can look past that. I'm gracious like that.
Bella still irritated me. She's so whiney and moody my eyes were spinning around in my head like cherries in a slot machine. OMG, you've got 2 gorgeous guys who want you and all you can do is wah, wah, wah. Oh, oh, oh. Poor me. What shall I do? Shut it. Of course some of this may come from my dislike of Kristen Stewart. I think she does a good job on screen, portraying Bella and all her whiney-ness, but she's just such a tool IRL (at least from everything I've read or seen of her). It seems like she does her best to alienate fans and look as craptastic as possible at all times.
I know everyone was all googly-eyed for Jacob (there were a few cat calls at our showing), but he will forever be Shark Boy to me and I just can't find that hot. It's way too creepy to me. I do appreciate the amount of work he did to get that body, but I just can't have lascivious thoughts about Shark Boy. He did a good job on screen, but he's not the one for me.
And finally to Edward. My Edward. I don't understand why they insist on making my poor, sweet, lickable utterly gorgeous Edward look like such a dork. He's not a dork in the books, but on screen they portray him that way (I blame it on the cinematography and all the slo-mo). I really liked how they handled Bella hearing Edward when she did something dangerous.
Now Edward is....delicious. Give me a slim pale boy any day over a tanned muscled tween. It does helps that I'm not old enough to be his mother. Granted I'd have been a teenage mother if Jacob was my son, but still the possibility exists. And that's just icky. Oh, but Edward. Le sigh. I am NOT old enough to be his mother, so just call me Cougar. He can bite me anytime. Plus, he drives a Volvo, and we all know that Volvo drivers are super cool.
In summary: Movie good. Vampires hot. Edward...mmmmmmmmmmmm.


Yankee Girl said...

I still haven't seen New Moon yet, and though I definitely will see it at some point and end up owning the movie, right now I am sort of twilighted out.

I loved the books, but hated the character of Bella. Way too whiney, depends way too much on other people to take care of her...not my idea of a strong female lead.

I love Edward, but Robert Pattenson annoys the hell out of me. I think both he and Kristen Stewart need to disappear for a while.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked the movie and thought it was better than the first. THat is reason enough to go and see it.

Anne said...

How was the screaming in the theater. My hub and son went on Saturday and it was CRAZY they said! Everytime a hot boy was showing some abs!! SCREAMING!! So I was thinking, I'll pass, but if you are telling me that it is OK during the week, I might go tomorrow! LOL!!

TracyCakes said...

Well said...on ALL counts!! Your last two lines are priceless, and sum it up very well!

satakieli said...

Edward is my absolute favourite boys name, it was going to be Mikey's name until I was overruled.

I didn't realise that he is only a year younger than me, does that mean I get first dibs? ;)

I haven't read the books, but I saw the first movie and thought it was actually pretty good in parts (appalling in other parts). I'm going to wait until this one comes out on DVD.

Chatterbox said...

Excellent review.
I have been intending to see New Moon since past few days, but haven't managed it yet. May be this weekend.
I agree with Yankee girl's thoughts on Bella's character in the stories.

Loved the final sum up at the end of the review.

Keep up the good work.

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kel said...

I havent seen it yet either!! boo!

Jen said...

You know, I haven't really even thought about the fact that they are making Edward dorky in the movies until you mentioned it. You are TOTALLY right!! Why oh why are they doing this??!! It is criminal!

I didn't love NM, but I agree that they made some huge improvements (well, other than poor Jasper of course).

otin said...

You women and your vampires!!!!

I wish it was that easy for us guys to get a woman's attention. Just be pale and drink blood! LOL

Life with Kaishon said...

I feel like SUCH a loser because I haven't read any of the books or seen the first movie! I don't know what is wrong with me. Sometimes I think I need to hand in my 'normal girl' card! I am glad you loved it : )

Captain Dumbass said...

I'm amazed at the merchandising behind this movie. The book store I work at even sells Godiva Twilight chocolate.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that it sucked compared to the book, but then most movies do when they were originally adapted from a book. Great post!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

YES!!! Agree, agree, agree. Pale, thin - any day. Wolfy and bulky - not so much.

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