Me and my Twilight Saga crew went to the first showing at midnight to watch The Twilight Saga: New Moon. We literally sat in line, cramped together for 2-1/2 hours. They finally let us into the theatre. Where we sat for another 3-1/2 hours. Sharing space with a gazillion teenagers. Some with home-made sweaters favoring their character from the movie, some dressed up as characters from Twilight. One guy had on a black coat and painted his face white. While another girl had on a blue prom dress white cardigan sweater and matching leg brace. But most notable were the 2 guys wearing cut off jean shorts, tennis shoes and tank top t-shirts and pen drawn Quileute tribal tattoos.
After about 2 hours of beach balls being bounced around the room and the annoying girls throwing marshmallows at each other’s mouths, and them bursting out into random various songs having nothing to do with The Twilight Saga, we were about to take out some teenagers for the sake of wanting to sit quietly and await our die-hard obsession with this trilogy of movies.
FINALLY, it started. Chris Weitz did an amazing job making the werewolves look real enough to believe that they might actually be in the forest. Rob and Kristen brought their charms to Edward and Bella as I knew they would. With Edward being gone for much of the book, I was afraid that the movie would lack and become disjointed to its audience, but the director added the visuals that were needed to keep the enduring fans content.
The wolf pack made it’s debut and rightfully done with just enough aggression that made the movie a hit. The fight scenes between the wolf pack, the Volturi Volturi and Edward, were award winning with its CGI graphics.
The ending had everyone on the edge of their seats with baited breath and a quick gasp.
It took me watching the movie twice to realize that this was a well made movie. The director kept all the vital parts of the books that the fans fell in love with. He captured the longing after Edward leaves and the reprieve when he returns. The scenes in Italy were so worldly and roman-isk that it painted the picture perfectly from the description in the book.
I was hoping for Bella’s Lullaby to be played at some point and was sadly disappointed but only for a second as, both Jacob and Edward disrobed enough in this movie to make up for any and all short comings.
All in all, I can’t wait for the DVD to come out, and will be buying the soundtrack shortly.
It’s worth the wait, worth the money, and worth reading and watching again and again.