Saturday, November 21, 2009

Review: New Moon

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Maybe my expectations were too high....I hate it when I read a book and the movie disappoints. I don't see a ton of movies, maybe 4-5 a year and had my BFF not invited me to this I would not have waited two hours in line to see it.....or any other movie for that matter.....

This movie was better than Twilight....but, still lacked content. If I hadn't read New Moon prior to seeing the movie, I'm pretty sure I would not have understood most of what was going on. I read a few blog reviews after I got home after midnight last night and even some of the most rabid fans had negative things to say. I think they should have asked the people, any of them, who brought the Harry Potter movies to life to do these movies......I think the Harry Potter movies came as close as possible to conveying the story the way JK Rowling set them up....at least the effects were better!

I'm not going to really go in to a lot of detail, but, suffice it to say, Taylor Lautner's Jacob Black was the highlight of the movie.....not just his body.....WOW...he was GOOD. My crush on Rob Pattinson, semi-quelched. He should have spent a little time, even just a little, in the gym with Taylor.....the scene stealer in the whole deal....the guy that plays Bella's dad, he didn't have a huge roll, but, when he had a scene, he delivered with perfect timing some funny lines.

(spoiler) there is a scene in the movie where they portray the future Edward and Bella and I have to say they 'jumped the shark' on that one, it was ridiculous and before things get too far out of hand, they should re-edit the movie and delete this scene.....and maybe reshoot it. I'm pretty sure they didn't mean for the scene to elicit laughter.....I was hoping the action and effects would step things up a little, but, it almost felt like a VERY small budget film when we all know it wasn't.....they really could have done a better job all the way around.

I didn't love it....I didn't hate it. If you're not a devoted fan....see it on video, maybe the flaws won't be as big.......
That's my $10.50 worth.....
Peace

5 comments:

Delena said...

I always find the more the hype the worse the movie. We always say "there is two hours we will never get back"! I do however love the movie experience on the big screen and of course the over-priced popcorn!

Brian Miller said...

ok so maybe i will think about getting it from redbox...lol.

otin said...

Hmmm, sounds like thumbs down to me? LOL!

psoriasisguru.com said...

from the point of view of someone who really enjoyed the books, i thought New Moon (the movie adaptation) was really good

Pat said...

I'll wait to see what my daughter has to say. She loved the books. I didn't read the books, saw the first movie, didn't care for it really. Maybe it was because I was really in True Blood. There seemed to be so much more sustenance in that series.