Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon

As I stumbled out of bed this morning, exhausted from being up until the crack of dawn (4am to be exact), I find my thoughts still swirling around New Moon (no surprise).

In fact, the only words that seem to coherently come from my mouth are, "OMG. OMG. OMG."
And those three letters say it all.

This movie was, for lack of a better word, great--easily 100 times better than Twilight. Don't get me wrong, Twilight was fabulous, but the director of New Moon, Chris Weitz, succeeds in packing it all in.

Watch out David Slade... you have some big shoes to fill. (I'm sure you'll do great, though!)

The visual effects... WOW. (See picture below--need I say more?)

I’ll go ahead and admit New Moon wasn’t my favorite novel in the Twilight Saga. Probably because most of the novel I found myself rushing to get to the end—where I hoped Bella and Edward would be reunited. And, of course, they were (and I was a happy girl, again).

But after seeing the movie, I found my like-o-meter shifting, favorably, towards New Moon.

The novel itself was good, but I guess I never fully bought into the whole "Jacob" thing. I'm not saying that I don't like Jacob--that would be a lie. He's a very funny and likable character. But, while reading the novel, I never once thought Bella should be with Jacob. That would be a ridiculous thought, right? Bella and Jacob… HA! While watching the movie, however, in one rare moment (I mean extremely RARE) I actually found myself thinking, “WOW… maybe Bella could be with Jacob.”

Of course, that moment passed as quickly as it came to me. (I can’t help it, but I’m a hopeless Edward lover. What’s a girl to do?)

The fact that the movie made me doubt, even for a second, the way I felt about Edward, though, truly amazed me.

The effective delivery of the story can only be attributed to the actors themselves. Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson (among others) all did a wonderful job. Their performances were so believable that my heart pounded and my stomach dropped when Edward escorted Bella into the woods during the break up scene--tear-- it was so sad. I think this particular movie would have been a challenge to perform for anyone--with the dark and depressing undertone carried throughout--and I am so happy this cast was able to effectively pull it off.

So, I feel it's necessary that I applaud Chris Weitz, the actors, and anyone else who helped put this movie together. Because anyone who succeeds in making me doubt Bella's need to be with Edward deserves a round of applause. Bravo New Moon team. Bravo!

Aside from the awesome visual effects, effective acting performance, and sexy, shirtless male specimens the action sequences, too, topped Twilight's.

I'll agree that Twilight was lacking on the action front. New Moon, though, more than makes up for Twilight's missing share.

Of course, with a movie chock full of shirtless werewolves (that not only have six pack abs... no... they have like eight pack abs--seriously!) and sexy, brooding (sometimes creepy) vampires galore, could we really expect the action to be lacking?

No. Of course not. And Mrs. Meyer, Mr. Weitz, and the full cast didn't disappoint.

I urge everyone to go see it. NOW!!! Even if you're not a Twilight lover (like me) the movie is fantastic! I promise, you won't be disappointed.

So, now, I just have one dilemma on my hand. Somehow, without looking completely insane, obsessed, and pathetic, I have to find a way to convince my husband that I NEED to see New Moon again. Tonight. And maybe tomorrow night, too.

(Gosh, I really am obsessive... oh well.)

For old time's sake, see below for more shirtless fun compliments of Stephenie Meyer's wonderful imagination. Thank you, Mrs. Meyer, for taking the time to write your dreams.

(Man, I wish I could have dreams like this! So not fair.)

Thanks Stephenie!!!

Edward and Jacob *sighs*


PS - Whe my New Moon countdown ended I felt a little sad. Well, at least until I remembered this:

7 months till Eclipse!


More shirtless fun - COMING SOON!


  1. I have to say, pale and hairy doesn't do it for me, so I thought Jacob was way hotter than Edward. (Or really, Taylor over Rob.) BUT I'm a Bella/Edward girl, not Bella/Jacob, so don't get me wrong on that!

    I thought Kristen was best when interacting with other people (like the wolf pack or the Cullen family). There were moments when she was alone (particularly when she was screaming) that I was like, Seriously? Overdramatic.

    Then again, I think Bella is a little melodramatic, hehehe.

  2. LOL- I know what you mean. The screaming was a little over the top. Kind of like the hospital scene in Twilight.

    Also, I thought Charlie had some pretty funny moments in this movie. Actually, there seemed to be a lot more "funny" moments in this movie than in Twilight.

    Can't wait to see if Eclipse is even better.