New Moon Review

Last November I was utterly disappointed when I attended the midnight showing of Twilight, the four book vampire vs. werewolf saga, written by Stephenie Meyer. I was so excited to finally see one of my favorite series come to the big screen. However, the acting was hysterical, the graphics and effects were pathetic and the wig Jacob, (played Taylor Lautner) wore was annoying and not to mention ridiculous. However, against my husbands "your-gonna-hate-it" attempts to stop me from going to the New Moon premiere (just so he wouldn't have to hear me complain, if it was bad) I went anyway, (DUH!) and I absolutely LOVED it.

Now, I am trying REALLY hard to distinguish if the movie was actually decent, and possibly better because the acting was a little better, bigger name actors like Dakota Fanning, a new director or the considerably larger budget; OR if I was completely struck by the copious amounts of chiseled washboard abs that took over the screen.

Yes, I will admit, I screamed, laughed and clapped with the rest of the giddy teenagers in the theatre, when the movie began....when Edward hit the screen....and especially when Jacob had his shirt off! (Yes, I have been reminded many-a-times that he is only 17! :))

Needless to say, the acting was a little better, the budget was obviously larger the graphics were not as lame, (it was nice to not have to see the stupid running around). Although, I am already sick of Bella's pathetic "can't-live-without-Edward" mentality (get it together woman) and Edward's, sappy and smothering, "I will never let anything happen to you, I love you" (although, I know how the book ends, and everyone is "happy", I am still team Jacob) . I also didn't care too much for the soundtrack, and I was a little embarrassed for Robert Pattinson after seeing him and Lautner with their shirts off; regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed my girls-night-out!

I had a blast and I am glad that April didn't have her baby so that we could once again go together!


  1. enjoyed your review. i too loved new moon. it was a better made movie and i appreciated the upped levels of acting by kristen stewart and taylor lautner. i also loved the wolves - i thought they did a really good job at not making them look like a ridiculous special effect.
    can't wait for next year.......

  2. Great review! I agree with you and yes I was giddy along with all the teenagers! I have to admit, I teared up when Edward left Bella...am I pathetic or what??? LOVED IT! Cannot wait for Eclipse! Hopefully, it will just get better and better, huh?

  3. oh my gosh! same here! the other ladies i went thought i was crazy everytime i went crazy when jacobs abs popped out at me in the screen! haha...i'm just hoping for 3-D Eclipse.(drooling) lol

  4. I agree. I'm Team Jacob even though I know how the story ends. It was much better than Twilight but I wanted/expected the Volturi scene to be...more. oh well. I was really excited to see that Jacob cut his hair, looked a hundred times better! yum. :P