OK, gut reaction while watching the first half of the movie: This is boring. I wonder if there’s somewhere I can lay down.
Gut reaction while watching the second half of the movie: OK, now I don’t have to completely slam the movie.
Gut reaction while walking out of the movie: That was a dumb movie. Can I see Jac0b again?
Ok, yes, maybe because I’m sick but ya’ll, that was disappointing. Yes, there were many redemptive qualities but it completely missed the mark of setting up any kind storyline between Edward/Bella/Jac0b. Any kind of work New Moon did to establish the connection between Jac0b and Bella was completely obliterated. For the first half of the movie, you wouldn’t have even known any of New Moon existed. Bella seemed to have made up her mind. It wasn’t until the kiss after the tent scene that there was any connection between them.
I guess I just felt like they stuck a bunch of our favorite scenes and put them together. I mean, the Florida trip was completely forgettable and pointless. Why even have that?
However, there was some really, really good stuff.
- Taylor Lautner. Wow. Can I get a couple screenshots of that please?
- I enjoyed Edward so much more in this movie. He actually smiled and I felt like Edward really loved Bella in a normal, non-stalkerish non-Ihatemylife kind of way. Rob really was Edward in this movie for me.
- The meadow scenes were fantastic
- The bedroom scene at Edward’s was great. I particularly awed over the proposal. Hello, ring!
- I gladly give major props to Jackson Rathbone finally. He nailed Jasper this time and I really enjoyed him.
- Ditto for Rosalie.
- The guy that played Riley and the girl that played, well, the girl that they saved were spot on. Loved them.
- Tent scene was my most anticipated scene and it did not disappoint. It delivered my favorite line of the movie, “I’m hotter than you.” Fantastic line. I also enjoyed the discussion between Edward and Jac0b instead of all glares or threats.
As you can see, there are many things I did like about the movie but I just don’t think it holds together as a movie very well.
For those that have seen it, what’d you think?