Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Moon Review

I had my first encounter with the Twilight franchise yesterday, as a bunch of friends went out to see New Moon. [There would be a spoiler warning here, but it seems kind of pointless.] It surpassed my low expectations, largely because the plot allowed Robert Pattinson to spend a mercifully short amount of time onscreen. Really, it could've been a nifty movie if they'd just edited that guy out of all the scenes in which he appears. Kind of an angsty girl themed Garfield Minus Garfield.

As you'd expect, I was rooting for the werewolves. I was pretty sure, going in, that the vampires were going to be the big winners, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well the werewolves did. They protected the girl and ate one of the bad vampires in the course of doing so. Go team! And while the scene at the end would've been irritating from any other perspective, I was happy with how our boy handled it. It's taken me years to figure this out, but when a werewolf is crazy about a girl who's crazy about a vampire, he's just got to cut his losses and get out of there.


Blue said...

Greatly enjoyed this whole review. I hope to see more werewolf related film criticism!

The last line, alas, is hard for all of us to learn.

Raven Onthill said...

My favorite review of New Moon:

Only one problem--wolves, but no ravens.

dsi r4 said...

I DID like it, there was just a little too much in there that didn't really tickle my fancy. I was really excited and sort of let down, but I'm still pretty stoked for Eclipse, suprisingly enough.

feng said...

i havent watched it
but what an awesome review. laughed out loud reading it. loved the last paragraph!