Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Moon Mania

In case you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of a little thing called New Moon that opened to a quiet opening this past weekend. And by "quiet" I mean HUGE, like $143 million in a little over 2 days huge. This puts it at the #3 biggest opening after The Dark Knight and Spiderman 3.

And before you even ask, yes $15 of that $143 million did come from the pocket of yours truly. Caitlin and I went to see it as soon as I could get out of my Friday class in Franklin. But no, I wasn't one of the crazy women who were drooling and making loud giggles and sighs when Taylor Lautner took off his shirt. That would make me feel too much like a pedo!

Needless to say, I love the Twilight Saga (books, movies, stuff, etc.)I would be lying if I said that I wasn't just a tad bit envious of Mrs. Meyer, an unknown housewife who has a wild dream that leads her to create an equally wild universe about vampires, werewolves and the humans they love. As an amateur writer myself, I would sacrifice my left pinkie toe, hell, both of my pinkie toes, just to have a fraction of the success she has had!

So my question for you is...have you seen the movie?


  1. Yes,
    I went and saw New Moon. It looks like I am too late for the poll. I would have picked that yes, I saw it.. but at a later showing.

    Well, let me start off by saying that I was extremely upset with Twilight (the movie). It was too "quiet." The book is so filled with Bella's thoughts and descriptions. The film left me thinking,"If I hadn't read this, I wouldn't have had much of a clue." So, I didn't like Twilight and almost decided against seeing New Moon. Now, don't get me wrong. The books were my favorites. They were easy reads and well written, but still. Why go see a film that makes you cringe when they leave out things? It ticks me off when they don't stay completely true to the book.

    BUT!!! New Moon was a success. While it wasn't perfect, it portrayed more of the book than Twilight did. Plus, I can't deny it.. Jacob Black won my heart. Not only is he more sincere than Edward, he also kept his promise (which goes a long way with me). And yes, he's easy on the eyes. Kristen Stewart did a better job with the emotions, and I could actually say yes... she's a great Bella.

    The character that really impressed me was Aro. I don't know why, but he really added a touch to the movie that made it less of a chick flick. I look forward to the future of his character. He'll be great!

    All in all, it satisfied me. I'll be buying it on DVD when it comes out. ;)

  2. Michael Sheen played Aro perfectly. I truly love his work. He's great in everything from Underworld to Frost/Nixon. Caitlin says he's one of her 5 Favorite Brits. I'm not really sure if I think Breaking Dawn will translate well to the big screen but I want to see Michael Sheen as Aro again!