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Hmmm, better then movie #1 you say? I loved the books, but thought movie #1 was horrible. Does this mean I need to go see it? Damn, Calia, know you're confusing me.

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I hate to be the downer but I was totally disappointed in New Moon. I went last night at midnight. I think they left way too much of the book out of the movie and I didn't like how some of the scenes played out.

 

For example, I didn't get emotional at all when Edward left, the scene didn't have enough emotion in my opinion, it wasn't tragic enough. In the book I cried like a baby. When he left her she walked through the woods and just laid down, there was no hysterics, no crying and screaming and running after him- I mean come on the love of your life just left. Also, after he left they did a good overview of the time passes and her being depressed but I wasn't satisfied with it. I could go on. I enjoyed it, but I guess my expectations were too high....

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I really liked the movie! Though, I thought #1 was bad so there was no way to go but up! Also, New Moon wasn't my favorite of the books. This script did follow the book more than the first.

 

As much as I love the Twilight Saga, I haven't been very fond of some of the casting. I used to hate Kristin Stewart but she became much more likeable in this movie (at least to me). I'm not a fan of Jasper or Rosalie - they just aren't who I pictured while reading. It's not a huge deal because they don't have major parts, but... I have trouble liking Esme because I just keep thinking about her as the crazy chick from Grey's Anatomy. The Volturi were cast well, as were the Wolf Pack. In general, the acting was better.

 

Jacob is H-O-T HOT! 17 year old boys didn't look like that when I was 17 and I demand a do-over! I have been pretty neutral, yet favoring Edward but that movie makes me consider Team Jacob! The first time Jacob took off his shirt, the whole audience gasped then oohed!

 

Overall I really enjoyed it. I do feel like I need to see it again just to process it. There was such a frenetic vibe in the theater, I don't know that I really absorbed all that was going on.

 

Observations without giving too much away:

*Jessica Stanley was cast perfectly!

*I thought the depression sequence was well done

*I think Bella & Edward were more touchy feely in this than they were in the book.

*I can never figure out how much Charlie "knows" re: vamps and wolves

*Some of the spinny/panning camera work was a little much for me

*Again, Jacob is a tasty little morsel of jail baity goodness

*Edward's left nipple is weird. I heard lots of comments about that when he took his shirt off

*I heart Alice

*There was no discussion of Imprinting with the Wolf Pack and that surprised me as it is a pretty big theme later in the series.

*I thought the Edward visions were a little much/corny. Narration would have been fine or have him be more in the background - The exception to this is the graphics when he was with Bella in the water.

*The scene where Bella dreams that she is changed - Cheesetastic! Lots of giggles in the theater

*The end scene made me teary. When it ended I was like WTF?!? Talk about cliff hanger (not that I don't know what happens) Collective groan from the theater

*Don't know if Stephenie Meyer did a cameo. If so, I didn't see her.

 

I need to skim through the book and see what was left out. I wanted to re-read but ran out of time.

 

All in all I give it 2 thumbs up and will probably see it again in the theater and will buy the DVD.

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Originally Posted by ErinB
As much as I love the Twilight Saga, I haven't been very fond of some of the casting. I used to hate Kristin Stewart but she became much more likeable in this movie (at least to me). I'm not a fan of Jasper or Rosalie - they just aren't who I pictured while reading. It's not a huge deal because they don't have major parts, but... I have trouble liking Esme because I just keep thinking about her as the crazy chick from Grey's Anatomy. The Volturi were cast well, as were the Wolf Pack. In general, the acting was better.

TOTALLY AGREE WITH ALL OF THIS!

Jacob is H-O-T HOT! 17 year old boys didn't look like that when I was 17 and I demand a do-over! I have been pretty neutral, yet favoring Edward but that movie makes me consider Team Jacob! The first time Jacob took off his shirt, the whole audience gasped then oohed!

All the girls oohed in our theater too! lol

Observations without giving too much away:
*Edward's left nipple is weird. I heard lots of comments about that when he took his shirt off

OMG I saw that too!

*I thought the Edward visions were a little much/corny. Narration would have been fine or have him be more in the background - The exception to this is the graphics when he was with Bella in the water.

Totally agree with this and thought the same thing!


I need to skim through the book and see what was left out. I wanted to re-read but ran out of time.

All in all I give it 2 thumbs up and will probably see it again in the theater and will buy the DVD.
Also, I did enjoy some of the one liners in the movie, I actually laughed a lot. I thought the book portrayed a closer relationship between Bella and jacob than the movie did, I was a little disappointed in that too. Although I am not really Team Jacob so it doesn't matter I guess.

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Hmmm, better then movie #1 you say? I loved the books, but thought movie #1 was horrible. Does this mean I need to go see it? Damn, Calia, know you're confusing me.
I wasn't happy with movie one. So yes WAY better. I loved Kristen in movie 2. She looked better. I don't know why.

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Originally Posted by ~Stephanie~ View Post
I hate to be the downer but I was totally disappointed in New Moon. I went last night at midnight. I think they left way too much of the book out of the movie and I didn't like how some of the scenes played out.

For example, I didn't get emotional at all when Edward left, the scene didn't have enough emotion in my opinion, it wasn't tragic enough. In the book I cried like a baby. When he left her she walked through the woods and just laid down, there was no hysterics, no crying and screaming and running after him- I mean come on the love of your life just left. Also, after he left they did a good overview of the time passes and her being depressed but I wasn't satisfied with it. I could go on. I enjoyed it, but I guess my expectations were too high....
I do agree with that. I didn't cry when Eddie left. sad.gif I did in the book though too.

And I don't ever have high expectations for movies. I read way too much. And alot of those become movies. So I've learned not to expect the same. Except for "The Reader". That movie was AMAZING! Only movie that I can say I love as much as the book.

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I really liked the movie! Though, I thought #1 was bad so there was no way to go but up! Also, New Moon wasn't my favorite of the books. This script did follow the book more than the first.

As much as I love the Twilight Saga, I haven't been very fond of some of the casting. I used to hate Kristin Stewart but she became much more likeable in this movie (at least to me). I'm not a fan of Jasper or Rosalie - they just aren't who I pictured while reading. It's not a huge deal because they don't have major parts, but... I have trouble liking Esme because I just keep thinking about her as the crazy chick from Grey's Anatomy. The Volturi were cast well, as were the Wolf Pack. In general, the acting was better.

Agree!

Jacob is H-O-T HOT! 17 year old boys didn't look like that when I was 17 and I demand a do-over! I have been pretty neutral, yet favoring Edward but that movie makes me consider Team Jacob! The first time Jacob took off his shirt, the whole audience gasped then oohed!

Damn! He was hot. I had a Team Jacob shirt on with his face on my boobs hahaha and my husband and his friend who came along kept joking about it...."Jacob is in my way." "Can you move over Jake?"

Overall I really enjoyed it. I do feel like I need to see it again just to process it. There was such a frenetic vibe in the theater, I don't know that I really absorbed all that was going on.

Observations without giving too much away:
*Jessica Stanley was cast perfectly!Love her!
*I thought the depression sequence was well done
*I think Bella & Edward were more touchy feely in this than they were in the book.Agree!
*I can never figure out how much Charlie "knows" re: vamps and wolves
*Some of the spinny/panning camera work was a little much for me
*Again, Jacob is a tasty little morsel of jail baity goodnessHe is damn hot for being underage!
*Edward's left nipple is weird. I heard lots of comments about that when he took his shirt offVery weird!!
*I heart AliceMy favorite in the movie!
*There was no discussion of Imprinting with the Wolf Pack and that surprised me as it is a pretty big theme later in the series.Very sad they left that out since it does become very important. Along with everyone's special powers that they underplay.
*I thought the Edward visions were a little much/corny. Narration would have been fine or have him be more in the background - The exception to this is the graphics when he was with Bella in the water.
*The scene where Bella dreams that she is changed - Cheesetastic! Lots of giggles in the theaterHAHAHA!
*The end scene made me teary. When it ended I was like WTF?!? Talk about cliff hanger (not that I don't know what happens) Collective groan from the theater
*Don't know if Stephenie Meyer did a cameo. If so, I didn't see her.

I need to skim through the book and see what was left out. I wanted to re-read but ran out of time.

All in all I give it 2 thumbs up and will probably see it again in the theater and will buy the DVD.

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Team Switzerland here, and proud of it. But not because I can't choose between the two of them. I don't see how there needs to be a choice made. Bella is in love with Edward. End of story. She loves Jacob too, but as a friend, a brother. I never once felt that she would choose Jake over Edward, nor that she should have to be forced to make that choice. They are both important in her life, and would always be no matter what happened.

 

K, off my soapbox on the Team side of things...onto New Moon!

 

Our theatre did a 10pm showing last night, in 6 of the 16 theatres, and they were all packed. My mom and I showed up at 7:30 to wait to get in, and the line was already twisting outside the doors from the inside. An hour and a half later, we were let in. I later found out there had been girls waiting since 8 yesterday morning...crazy!

 

Needless to say, I loved it. Really loved it. I have a love/hate thing going on for the movie version of Twilight, but none of that for New Moon. It's amazing how a different director can make such a completely different impact. Bravo Chris Weitz is all I have to say.

 

Alice is so my favourite character, Ashley Greene seriously has the part down to a Tee.

The wolves were all perfectly cast, I don't think they could have done a better job casting wise if they tried. Loved them!

Also loved the Volturi, especially Aro. He really nailed his delivery, part loveable part creepy. Just awesome.

 

I know I could go on and on but I won't, you don't need to hear it all. I'm already planning on going again Monday night with my mom, she's dying to see it again too!

 

Now...just seven months-ish until Eclipse!

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