Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon - The Movie

I set up a New Moon birthday party last night for my good friend Keely, which was very cool seeing how we didn't have to wait in line with the masses to get a good seat.  We got to go in the theater first and pick our seat, which was the best part.  After seeing Twilight, which was (in my humble opinion) horrid, I just couldn't see standing in line forever to see New Moon, which I wasn't expecting to be any good, but absolutely had to see because, well . . . I just had to.  New Moon was my favorite of the 4 books.  I loved Jacob and rooted for him the whole way through even though I knew all along that Bella was too big of a moron to choose him.

Anyway, back to the movie.  I have to admit, it wasn't too bad.  Way better than Twilight!  I guess I would have to say that I even enjoyed it.  Seeing Jacob wander around half naked most of the movie didn't hurt.  Man, that boy looked . . . lovely (that word seems more appropriate since he's only 17 and I'm just a bit too old to be calling him hot).  Edward, on the other hand, still far from hot. 

The scenes with Edward and Bella (thankfully there weren't many) were weird and awkward.  No chemistry there what so ever, which I don't really get because aren't they supposed to be an item in real life?  Now, Jacob and Bella's connection was much more believable.  I'm not a big Bella fan either, but I thought she did a better job in this movie.  Jacob stole the show.  He was great, especially after the haircut :)  I liked Alice better in this movie too.

  • Jacob!  
  • Scenes with the werewolves; I thought they kind of looked my ginormous dogs from a video game, but liked them anyway
  • The humor they snuck in there (I think I even laughed a few times)
  • Victoria, not much of her, but she looked really pretty
  • Jacob and Bella's chemistry
  • Edward! 
  • Still don't like the sparkling thing
  • Bella seeing Edward when she is being "dangerous"; it's been a while since I've read the books, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't she hear him, not see him?  It was just weird
  • The water scene where Bella and Edward were floating next to each other after she jumps off the cliff.  Hokey!
  • Seeing Edward's puney paleness without a shirt at the end
  • Definitely how the movie end
All in all, I'm glad I saw it and really wasn't disappointed.  Surprised, really.  It was a lot less hokey than Twilight, which I rolled my eyes at least a dozen times during.  I will definitely see Eclipse, though I probably won't like it as much because I will have to tolerate a lot more time watching Bella and Edward, but I am looking forward to the tent scene :)  That's all for now.




  1. I really enjoy how Twilight played out in my head oh so much more than what they put on the movie screen!! I personally cannot stand the actress they cast for Bella... something about her mouth just drives me crazy!

  2. Hey guys just wanted to say congrats on your book about to be published. Well done! Have you managed to find the right name yet?

    Also about New Moon, I loved the movie so much more than the book, which I found hard to read as it dragged and was painfully slow in parts. And of course who could resist all those visuals of the wolf pack (like you I am too old to call Jacob hot, however, Sam is older...hehe).
    Anyway, glad to stumble across your blog and I look forward to following your journey to publication.