Words really cannot do this film justice, but I’ll try. New Moon was muthafuckin AWESOME! Holy freaking moly people. It’s been two hours since I left the theater, approximately 1:36am, and my gut is still reeling. It’s the feeling of excitement, anxiety, sadness, butterflies, lust, and happiness all rolled up into one churning little ball in the pit of my stomach. Between the popcorn drenched in butter, hotdog, True Blood with vodka, cupcake icing, and this gut ball – I think I’m gonna be sick.
Since I spent $100 at Nordstroms a few weeks ago, I earned myself two advanced screening passes to New Moon tonight. The show started at 9:30pm and I knew doors opened at 7:30, so my friend Victoria and I got there at 7:30 on the nose – early right? Wrong. All 14 screens in the theater were showing New Moon, so that means over 2,000 people converging onto one place. The line was wrapped around the effin block! I was worried we’d be relegated to no man’s land in the very front row of the theater, but thankfully, we got great seats. And now we wait. For two hours. So what do normal mature young women do in this situation? Take hundreds of pictures of ourselves posing with our Vanity Fair magazine with Robert Pattinson on the cover, from every possible angle. This surprisingly took the entire two hours for us because before we knew it, it was show time. I can only imagine what the people around us were thinking…something like, “those chicks are total narcissists”. Ya well, so what.
The wait is over!
SO, as the lights go dim the shrieking began! There were giant fits of laughter at the darkness and then – some meanass wench of an older women chastised the entire audience by saying; “SHUT UP. THAT BETTER NOT HAPPEN DURING THE MOVIE”. Ugh! Take the wind out of our sales you batch! I take a deep breath and then a moon appears on the screen…just a moon…and the words; NEW MOON slowly fades in. Omigawd, I’ve seen NOTHING besides words and this movie is already 10 million times better than Twilight!
Since that mean teacher yelled at us, not a single peep was uttered in the audience when Edward appeared. What crap is that? Everyone is too chicken shit to scream! But then I realized no one could scream because Edward had literally taken our breath away! Silence becomes us. But by the next scene, when we’ve caught our breath, Edward appears again, cockily strolling towards Bella, and the shrieks break through! Let me tell you; this theater was filled with Team Jacob fans because when Jacob emerges, AHHHHHH AHHH AH AHHHH! Take that ya old bag!
New Moon is EPIC
I won’t spoil the movie for you but here’s my synopsis. New Moon is in an entirely different league than Twilight. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to see the first movie again because it’s campy compared to this. This was nothing short of EPIC. The cinematography was so visually appealing. And the colors, unlike Twilight, were beautiful. The soundtrack become the perfect fit and matched every scene so impossibly well that I can’t imagine why I ever thought it was boring upon first listen.
And the acting. Let’s just talk about the acting for a moment. In Twilight, the acting is pretty atrocious. I’ll just say it. In fact, I had my doubts that Kristen Stewart would be able to portray this uber emotional role of Bella in New Moon. But it was like she was a different person – she was Bella, and not the awkward Bella that she portrayed in Twilight. She was Bella from the book. And I just loved her. Taylor Lautner also had me wondering. Could he turn into my Jacob? Oh TayTay, my heart melted for Jacob. He was real and beautiful, and abtastic, and baby faced, and abtastic. He literally delivered such a heartbreaking performance that tears welled up in my eyes several times during his scenes. I didn’t think it possible! And Robert Pattinson as Edward is just glorious. He was more confident this time around playing this character, you could tell. And he was dreamy! Bravo to the cast for stepping up the acting and making the movie believable. Really, thanks for that. I won’t say anything else, besides just wait for the final scene – it’ll take you out at the knees!
All these months of building anticipation and I’m so glad that I can say without a doubt that it’s worth the wait. Thank goodness the third Twilight film, Eclipse, will come out in June 2010. We only have seven months to wait people! As for me, I don’t plan to wait much more before seeing New Moon again. In fact, I have plans for tomorrow night (or should I say tonight?) to see the 10pm showing with four other friends! I can’t wait. But hell – that’s in less than 19 hours. Eeks! I gotta go!
Good night! And sweet New Moon dreams!
Watch the New Moon trailer in case you've had your head in the sand all these months and haven't seen it!!