Friday, December 4, 2009

New Moon

Well, I went to see New Moon tonight and my plan worked—well, I wasn’t going to see at all because the graphics looked like they sucked with every preview I saw—I decided to go once the fangirls had their gasp and swoon session and it worked. It was nearly empty and only a scattering of fangirls.

My friend Bonita went with me as we couldn’t find any self-respecting guy to go with us. She’s read the books, well all but the last one. I’ve read the first two, started Eclipse and put it down more than a year ago and hadn’t had the desire to pick it up again.

There were some things that came to me while I was watching this movie. Here are just a few:

--Doesn’t anyone in that town think the Cullens look odd as hell? I mean, they’re supposed to be extra beautiful—which is something Stephenie Meyers really made impossible to create in real life—but if I saw the Cullens in my school, with their gold eyes and pale (very pale) skin, I’d be like, “Um…you people look a bit sick…perhaps you need a transfusion or some iron pills, or a B-12 shot?”

--Taylor Lautner NEVER needs a shirt. I mean, good lord! There were audible gasps when he took off his shirt for the first time and quite a few of those sharp inhales came from men—LOL.

--The guy playing the Volturi vampire, Marcus looked like he was knocking on death’s door (even for a dead guy). I get that he was supposed to be bored by the whole scene, but he look like someone made him run 20 miles then hid his inhaler. I got the worse case of the giggles when Bonita said, “He looks like he’s bout to die.” I don’t know why it was so funny, but I couldn’t stop laughing. Now I have a headache.

--The graphics weren’t as bad as I thought from the previews and they were certainly better than Twilight’s.

--And the final thing that came to me when I was watching New Moon was that, even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the books (the two that I read were pretty entertaining, but I wasn’t sucked in enough to finish the series), based on the movies and what I read, I’m team Jacob all the way! When I was reading the books, I wasn’t team Jacob only because I didn’t think Bella deserved him. I thought he was far too good for this girl who had the personality of drying paint. I still kinda think that, but I can connect more with the actress Bella than I can with the written Bella, and I wanted actress Bella with actor Jacob.

Or maybe I’ve just been hypnotized by Taylor Lautner’s chesticles! I’d serious do the May/December thing with him *wipes drool*

Tell me, what were your thoughts on New Moon? If you haven’t seen it, are you planning to? Are you going to wait until DVD? Are you going to wait until hell freezes over?


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I howled. I more way than one. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Keren David said...

I was sooo disappointed. It wasn't anything like as good as the first film. In fact I may have to write a blog post about it myself!

Amna said...

I totally went there for the topless werewolves. I wasn't disappointed in that aspect. The actual movie. Well, that was just hilarious.

Karen Denise said...

Tricia! You can't just leave it at that! LOL.

Keren, I wasn't disappointed, but I think I went into it with low expectations. Still, I did more laughing that anything else.

Amna, the topless werewolves were totally worth it!

jessjordan said...

I wasn't disappointed with the movie at all, b/c I thought it was much better than the first movie, and leaps and bounds better than the book, New Moon.

I hated Jacob in the book, New Moon. He was so young and annoying sounding and never a real love-triange prospect (at least not until the last book, for me). But in the movie? Good Lawd, Taylor!!!

I am counting the days until he turns 18 so I don't feel like such a pedophile, b/c that boy was beautiful. And he definitely had a connection with Kristen Stewart (w/o all the constipated stares that she and Edward find necessary).

It was nice to see Bella smile. And it was even better to see Jacob's abs.

So for the books -- team Edward.
For the movies -- team leaning-heavily-toward-Jacob-but-still-think-he's-too-good-for-Bella.


Solvang Sherrie said...

I have not read the Twilight books or seen the movies, but I would totally pick a werewolf over a vampire any day!

Karen Denise said...

Jess, so glad to see I'm not alone in thinking Jacob is too good for Bella!

Sherrie, normally, I'd choose a vampire because they're traditionally sexy and hypnotic, but Stephenie Meyer's vamps aren't really appealing to me. The glittering, the cold, marble hard skin...not really all that attractive to me. Werewolves scare the ba-jesus out of me normally, but the warm bodies, dark skin and ripped abs of the wolves in New Moon are certainly something I'd go for over the cold marble.

Tere Kirkland said...

Hell freezes over.

Thanks for making this multiple choice. ;)

Abby Annis said...

I went in the morning and the theater was pretty empty, so no fangirls and no screaming. I agree with your thoughts about the Cullens. Not appealing to me either. And I would have leaned toward team Edward in the books, but now I think I'm solidly on team Jacob. :)

Karen Denise said...

Tere--you crack me up!

Abby--I just want to tell the Cullens to sit and let me fix them some liver or spinach to get their iron up-lol.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

We went opening night. Adult only theater, assigned seats we chose at time of booking, large posh seats that recline, AND built-in table at each seat for when you order food and alcohol. Yup, teh theater was great. The moveie? Eh.

Jacob did look great but jeesh there was some BAD acting. I think the eyes were overdone on this one. I'm hoping Eclipse will be better.

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Karen Denise said...

Wow! That theater sounds awesome. I might've fallen asleep-lol. And yeah, I think the eyes were bad, too gold and too red. But at least lips weren't as red this time. Edwards were a bit too red in the beginning, but it got better.

Bethany Mattingly said...

Hey, I found your blog from Karen Amanda Hooper's! I don't think you're the only one who stopped reading after the first two. When my friend and I talk about the books (we've read them all) we always have to stop and think about what actually happened in that one.