Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A full 'Moon'

It's what everyone is talking about.

Well, everyone who is female and has a thing for vampires.

Yes, the Roo-girl and I went out last night to see "New Moon."

We have waxed eloquent about the "Twilight" series and the first movie in the past. Maybe not so eloquent about the first movie, which pretty much lived down to her (and my) expectations.

The universal sentiment among fans seemed to that the second episode was GREAT -- and if only this director would remake the first one, life would be good.

But, as your resident cynic, knowing how I felt about the first movie, I was a little uncertain how I would feel.

Well. In a word (or two): Loved it.

Roo and I shared a bag of meal-sized popcorn, a soda and some chocolate (dinner of champions!) and almost 2 1/2 hours of a moony, whiny Bella, who actually didn't annoy me nearly as much as she did before.

I could even possibly ... maybe ... I think ... be convinced to join Team Jacob. Edward was too mealy-mouthed this time.

But that's not the point of today's -- ahem -- review.

It was the ending.

Edward: "Marry me."

Bella: "GASP!"

*Fade to black*

From behind us in the darkened theater came a couple of little sighs and a heartfelt "Ohhhhhh!"

And Roo burst out laughing.

"Really?" she cackled. "It's not like you don't know how the story comes out!"

We both howled at the "Moon" all the way home.


Jenni said...

Yeah, I would have laughed, too. I'm glad to hear this movie is better. I'm still not willing to go to a theater to see it, but it's in the queue.

I think Taylor Lautner (and the physical description of werewolves in general) is much more attractive than Robert Pattinson (or the general vampire type). They're both little boys, though. Just waaaay too young for me to drool over, and, frankly, not quite drool-worthy IMHO. This is just one reason the movies will never top the books. It's easier to get lost in the books and the story not seeing the jailbait and hearing all multiple generations sighing over them together. It's just a little nauseating.

Karen said...

I was hacked at Edward in the book version of New Moon, too, so it must have captured that loathing well.

I heard recently that a large movie popcorn has as many fat and calories as 5 Big Macs with a side of 12 pats of butter. I have sworn off the stuff.

Roger said...


justmylife said...

Because of health issues I can't go to the theater, but waiting not so patiently for the DVD. May have to double my dose of heart meds and give the theater a try.

LceeL said...

THAT'S what I like. She's a girl with a strong sense of realism about her - or as real as a blonde can get, I suppose.

karisma said...

My girls loved it too! TC and Barbie are very much team Jacob, CG loves Edward. Not sure about TBF she tends to "memorize" every book she reads.My girls also thought the movie was much better than the first one, which I thought was not very good. I won't see this one till it comes out on dvd. I am always disappointed in movies when I have read the book.

Rachael said...

I saw it the day after it opened, and right after Edward proposed, the theater was silent except for one person who blurted out "yessss!". It was hilarious!

HalfAsstic.com said...

When Keelan drug her boyfriend there to see it with her she said someone in the theater said, "OH, FOR GOD'S SAKE, READ A BOOK!", when the surprised sound came from somewhere in there. Everyone died laughing.

Daisy said...

Too funny!! Read the books, kids, they're always better.

Pamela said...

My daughter said - after I asked if the movie was better than the firs t--

"Heck yeah.. those LaPush boys ran around without shirts the whole darn movie!"

Pamela said...

ps. Did I tell you that over labor day weekend the hubby & I did a trip up the washington coast.
We arrived in Forks late saturday night and got the LAST motel room in town.
It was the size of a postage stamp.
And THEN.. it thundered & lightened most of the night.

Pamela said...

thunder & lightning
I can't spell tonight

Swampy said...

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Speaking of moons, I pointed out a "new moon" to my 5 year old grandson the other night.
He replied with, "Well, where's the "old moon?"
I asked him what he meant and he said, "You know. The big round one."

P.S. I don't like vampires or werewolves **coming from a Swampwitch**

Jaina said...

Lol, love it. I still have to see New Moon. We were waiting for some of the teenage gaggles to not be there. And by we I mean me and the fiance...he's taking me to see it :)

Karly said...

I can't wait to see this one! The first one totally sucked, but I've heard great things about this. Can't wait!

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