Just some of my notes on New Moon the movie.
So 2 copies of New Moon and as of Sunday, both of them are already out on loan! I didn't even ask for collateral. You know why? Because the only scenes I really want to watch in that movie I can catch on youtube.
The first time I left the theater feeling so disappointed! I
wanted needed Edward and Bella to be at Charlie's house watching R and J and being all cute and normal. I wanted needed that reunion scene in the bedroom to be more drawn out. That is the absolute best part of that whole book! Edward's demeanor in the bedroom did not even match how the book was written. He scoffs and laughs trying to convince Bella she is awake. He doesn't pout.
So here is what I loooooooooooooooooooooooved!
A. The flashback scenes! As you already know, I am a sucker for consistency. (even if I change my own mind) And maybe with MR doing the screenplay we got that at least! I have always, ALWAYS loved flashback scenes and memory montages. Don't know why. I just do! I think it adds a WHOLE LOT of credibility to a show/movie.
Sooooo how many were there in New Moon? Anyone, anyone, Bueller?
Ding ding ding Correct answer is Three, 1 half, and 1 quarter
1. Edward & Bella flashback to Bella being bitten by James .
2. Bella's flashback of Edward showing up to scare off the punks in the alley.
3. Bella's flashback to the meadow.
3. 5 Bella hearing Jacob's voice remembering the conversation while walking on the beach.
3.75 Edward remembering Victoria. (Hey why was she putting wolfboy's poo on her face in that scene?)
Run Bella Run!! Why aren't you screaming "Edward" like in the book!
B. Bella running to get to Edward. This is the only scene in the movie that my emotions completely matched what I felt when I read it in the book. Did I know she would make it to Edward in time? Sure. But just as when I read it, there was this immense anticipation and desperation that I felt to just get there in time. So compliments to Kristen and the music and even MR for getting that right for me! And they took it one step better, with throwing in....
C. The kiss under the clocktower. A much needed release to previously described anticipation and desperation! Not to mention it felt like someone handing me a freakkin trophy for sitting through all the wolf stuff! I'm not a fan of how the kiss was filmed, though. They did this slicing of it into 3 parts with the camera. I mean that is the kind of thing directors do to insinuate all the schmexy stuff is going on and then show them waking up in bed the next morning. For God's sakes, it is one 5-second kiss couldn't they have just let the jawporn roll and save the slicing and dicing for when they are trying to skip over the sex scenes in Breaking Dawn? It should have just been long, hot, Rob-potent, eyebrow-twitching, noninterrupted liplocking with me...errr, I mean Bella! Note to BD director--when it comes to Rob kissing--just sit back and let the camera roll, keep Kristen's hair, hands, arms, etc from blocking his glorious face, make sure there are no shadows cast upon the face of the Precious, and let Rob and his face do the rest! Got it? And that goes for kissing, talking, singing, whistling...
You do know how to whistle don't you? You just put your lips together and blow! See no need to hide any face contorting or try to amp it up. His face is set to autopilotno matter what he is doing!
D. The Rob visions (except the one in the water) So between the Edward visions and the flashbacks, the Edward and Bella love story was never too far away. THANKFULLY!!! If only Jacob really knew that like a baaaaad Willy Nelson song, Edward was always on Bella's mind, even when Laurent was going to kill her. The vision of Edward in the water was tooo creepy for me though. He looked like a rubber action figure that was attacked by a squid. Waxward is less scary than that image was to me!
How watching the DVD helped me have a Rob-Aha moment...
Wow Edward you really are considerate to dress like a grandpa for your beloved 70-year-old girlfriend even though you still look like a teenager!
After careful rewinds of the dream scene, I now understand why Edward would be wearing that coat. It is to try to look older next to his elderly love Bella! I love when things click like that for me! By the way, the woman that plays Gran, ultimate cougar! I don't care if it was just a kiss on her hand, lucky b*tch! Did you see how delicately he held her hand?
A couple of things that irked me. What? I never said I was leaving the can of whoop-ass on the shelf today!
***Where in the book did it say that Demetri was gay?
***In the elevator Edward and Alice should have been having the book conversation, "It was my mistake, I needed to make it right." I think there was plenty of dead space that could have been filled. What a waste!
***Edward: Bella do you not understand my feelings for you?
Well how's a girl supposed to understand when you say that one day and the next day you take off on her.?Thankfully Edward, this group is allowing of you to change your mind. They all told me so yesterday!
***I really thought how he told Bella "I love you" sucked! He didn't say that at all in Twilight but really should have like maybe when he had her pinned against the rock in the meadow? So first time we hear it he is saying it knowing he is going to leave? Can someone please remind MR this is a LOVE story? Can the next screenwriter be an actual fan of the LOVE story?
***Bella says, "Jake I love you, but don't make me choose because it'll be him. It's always been him."
OH really MR? Let's just skip Eclipse then and head straight to the wedding!
I even told Mr. AnTwi-Pattz yesterday, I wish Eclipse was going straight to DVD.
His response, "Me too! And here's hoping it's in the $5 bin."
Don't worry chickadees, tomorrow is April Fool's Day! I'll get him back for that!
You deserve a freakkin trophy for reading as much of this as you did!
Pictures today as seen on newmoonmovie.org