REVIEW: Twilight Saga: New Moon

Last night I joined the masses of uber-excited teen girls at the midnight premiere of Twilight Saga: New Moon. I was preparing myself to absolutely hate the experience of watching a movie whilst people screamed “OHMYGOD EDWARD I LOVE YOU!” every three seconds…because this is what I experienced at the Twilight premiere. But to my surprise, the audience was mostly calm and just sat and watched the film. Thank you, it was much appreciated.

So…IT WAS AWESOME. But really, after the suck-fest that was the first movie, things could only improve. There was no annoying blue tint, the Cullens still looked vampiricly pale but not to the point where you could see the makeup caked on, the acting was a million times better and actually seemed sincere, and Taylor Lautner was shirtless 90% of the movie *insert fangirl squee here*.

There are a few things I would like to address about the movie: First, I understand that making a pack of wolves look realistic is a challenge…but seriously, those CGI wolves looked as fake as MJ’s nose (RIP by the way). Secondly, Mr. Pattinson, you are aware that Taylor Lautner packed on 30 pounds of muscle, right? Which implies the fact that you could probably do laundry on his washboard abs…? So when you got your chance to shine shirtless, would it have been that difficult to shave and/or wax your chest? There was simply no competition. Taylor owned. Word. Third, why must Jasper look so creepy? Yes, he is having a harder time controlling himself around humans, but does that call for wacked out hair and a permanent maniac expression? I don’t know how the other Cullens could be around a face like that, family or not. Finally, if you are worried about the lack of Edward in this movie, you seriously don’t miss him that much. I personally hated Jacob in the books (Team Edward all the way), and yet I strangely liked his storyline in the movie (that could just be Taylor…but that’s besides the point).

Even if you are extremely against the whole Twilight phenomenon, it’s worth seeing (if not only to laugh at CGI wolves). But if you are a “Twilighter”, you will definitely not be disappointed. Only 7 months and some odd days until Eclipse!

photo courtesy of everglow.com

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