Friday, November 20, 2009

Exhaustified from New Moonish Festivities

I'm tired. I have had two fun days full of good friend and a good movie, but I'm tired. But, that doesn't mean I'm not going to share my thoughts about New Moon! :) I'm going to write this and try not to have spoilers, but read at your own risk...

I really liked this movie.


Okay, I'm kidding. I'll just say that I was extremely impressed - especially upon watching it directly after Twilight. The cast all seemed SO much more comfortable in their roles. (Direction? Do we have Chris Weitz to thank or is it just that the cast is more comfortable with each other?) I was also impressed with Taylor's portrayal of Jacob. I mean, he's a kid (LADIES - HE IS A KID!!) and he really pulled it off, for the most part. And I adored Charlie - he was perfect, as usual.

My favorite part was the scene where Thom Yorke's song was playing. For those of you who have seen it - Victoria, Wolves, Harry Clearwater, Cliffs. That scene. Although I can't lie - I also loved the moment when Edward pulled into the parking lot - it was reminiscent of the cafeteria entrance in Twilight but with a whole different feel.

All that being said, you know how Twilight had kind of a kitschy, cheesy feel to it at parts (or for most of the movie)? Well, New Moon did not disappoint in this area either. I was happy to see some scenes (especially one in particular) that made me giggle when I shouldn't have. Yay for some cheese!

Overall - loved it. Will see it again. Will force Kevin to watch it at least once.

[SideRant: I've also noticed a lot of "haters" out there because they're "sick" of all this Twilight stuff. SO - ignore it! Turn it off if you don't like it. (Unless you're Kevin and then, sorry babe, you're kind of stuck with it for a little while.) A lot (and I mean A LOT) of people do like it, so let us have our fun and enjoy it. Why not, really? What is it hurting? It's providing me with some great distraction while waiting for Baby Girl, I'll tell you that much! :)]


  1. Yay! I'm glad you liked it! I loved it too! I thought the pacing was great, everyone did seem more comfortable in their roles (though Billy Burke and Anna Kendrick totally stole their scenes! Both were hilarious), and I loved that there was so much humour. I can't wait to see it again.

  2. Haters gonna be hatin'... (I wish I could post an awesome cool gif for this saying)

    Billy Burke is such a perfect Charlie! Just love him!

    Had so much fun!!! Loved dissecting every inch of the movie with you (cheese included)! And talking about other stuff too.

    June 2010. It is on.

  3. I read the books before the books were "cool" and loved them. In fact, if I remember correctly, I read Twilight before New Moon was out. Loved them. That being said... I haven't seen the movies. Do you think I'm missing out? I love to read of your (dare I say it) obsession though and it is almost enough to make me pull the trigger and just see the movies. well that and the fact that New Moon was my favorite book of them all. I know, I know... no one really liked New Moon... but I did. Maybe it's the Jacob lover in me. (Don't hate...)