Okay, so I will admit that New Moon has only been out for like 11 days or something like that and I have already seen it three times. But in my defense, one of the times was free, so that really doesn’t count. Needless to say I totally loved it.
Here are some of my favorite (and not so favorite) parts of the movie. Things will be a little spoilery from here on out.
*First of all….this movie was made for midnight shows…….seeing it with the opening night crowd was amazing!!!! There was ooooooohing and aaaaaaaaahing, squealing, and lots of cries of “take your shirt off!!” (I will admit that even I yelled out “Why are you wearing a shirt?” at Jacob during the scene at Emily’s house………oh funny story about that……apparently my sister yelled out “Who gave him a shirt?” during the exact same scene when she first saw it.)
*I liked Kristen Stewart so much more in this movie!!!!! Even though she was all angsty and totally lacking in any girl power or sense of self, that is totally in keeping with the book so I could ignore that. I think I am just really annoyed by her acting when she is around Edward……so that didn’t happen very often in this movie.
*Ummmmmm, Charlie is like amazing! I totally love him a little bit more each time I see the movie.
*Speaking of non-monster characters…….how about them humans??? Mike and Jessica stole every scene they were in! Mike was fantastic in the movie scene (man, can that boy play sick!) and Jessica can take a line like “movie night with Bella” and make it the funniest thing ever.
*I am not going to talk too much about how awesome the shirtless werewolves are because it’s kind of creepy. I’ll just say that Paul was really hot because he is 24 so that makes it a little more okay. And Jacob was awesome. That is all.
*Michael Sheen as Aro was the greatest casting in the history of all movies. I love the fact that he is this super important well respected actor who has been in Oscar winning movies and yet he is not afraid to do stuff like New Moon for fun. He played Aro pitch-perfectly. No one else could have done it better!
*I adore Alice…….I also adore Alice and Jacob interacting……….I have such high hopes for the vampire/werewolf interactions in the next movie!!
*I thought they did a MUCH better job of doing the vampire running thing in this movie.
Now on to the things I did not like so much.
*Ummmmm, this is not a high school play……so could you at least get some decent wigs. Jasper looked hideous….there is no other word for it. People literally laughed every time he came on screen (and that was before he even started speaking). Also, Rosalie’s hair was TERRIBLE!!! I know that she has brown hair in real life, but really…….SNL has better wigs than that.
*Too much lipstick on Edward!!!!! Also, he looked like an undertaker in that suit.
*I HATED what they did with “The Phone Call.” In the book, Jacob doesn’t know that it is Edward on the phone and innocently answers “Carlisle’s” question when he asks where Charlie is. In the movie, Jacob knows it is Edward on the phone and obviously phrases his response to make him think Bella is dead. Yeah, Jacob hates Edward, but it really pisses me off that they made it a deliberate action on his part. It is literally all his fault that Edward almost dies. I’m kind of mad at Taylor for this one because he’s been talking so much about how he really studied the books, and anybody who has looked at Jacob’s character closely would have caught that and fixed it.
All in all, I thought it was a great adaptation of the book. One of the things I really don’t like about the movie being so popular is that is brings out all the haters. For some reason, people just cannot leave the movie alone. Everytime I read an article online about the movie, all the comments are filled with vicious and hateful people just ripping Twilight to pieces. I understand it is not for everyone, but please…..leave my guilty pleasure alone!