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Film Review: “Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Starring: Robert Pattison, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Michael Sheen

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Today I just saw the new Twilight movie, “New Moon” this afternoon, here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: Leaving right off from the first film, Bella celebrates her 18th birthday after recovering from a vampire attack from the last movie. Edward Cullen, announces to Bella that he and his family are leaving Forks, Washington forever to avoid the dangers of getting killed by the evil Victoria and to keep Bella safe.

After Edward leaves Forks, Washington, Bella is alone and spends most of her time with Jacob Black. Jacob reveals that he is in a tribe of werewolves as he is a werewolf himself. He helps Bella repair a busted motorcycle so she can go and find Edward herself. Later, Bella, finds out that Edward is in Italy who is about ready to join an evil vampire clan called the Volturi which is led by Aro (played by Michael Sheen). Victoria and Carlyle who are evil vampires are also in the Volturi. Bella goes to Italy to try and stop him from joining.

My thoughts? This was definitely much better than the first. There is a major improvement. The movie pretty much followed the book, but as usual left out a lot of very important plot points that could have been added in the film.

The last “Twilight” film was too much of a tween romance film since it was made by a female director. With this one being made by a male director this time, Chris Weitz, this movie was definitely more aimed toward the adult male audience than female, in my opinion.

“Twilight: New Moon” was more darker, it stayed away from the romance stories, it only had a little bit. This one was more about survival. With this being a male director, there is an improvement in the writing, acting, directing style, better special effects and more action scenes and more violence.

The soundtrack was even better than the last too. This film didn’t over do the music of bands playing over the movie like the last one did.

I was very impressed with the acting of Michael Sheen as Aro. I know Twilight is never going to be Oscar worthy but if something was to be Oscar worthy, I think Michael Sheen is an Oscar worthy performance for a, Best Supporting Actor award. His acting was really fantastic and he played the best vampire role out of the entire Twilight cast. Knowing that Michael Sheen played a vampire from the “Underworld” series. The Volturi scenes was the best parts of the movie, in my opinion.

Only thing I’m disappointed in, from the book “New Moon”, there was a long part in the novel where Jacob Black’s father, Billy, explains everything in detail to Bella about how he and his tribe turned into werewolves, but that part wasn’t included in the film for whatever reason. The character of Billy Black wasn’t in the film all that much.

Also, in the novel, Bella discovers that Jacob Black is a werewolf on her own, but the movie didn’t have that. Instead, Jacob told her.

In this film, we get less Edward Cullen and more Jacob Black. Taylor Lautner is the leading star in this one, this time. I think Taylor Lautner is going to be a bigger star more than Robert Pattison. People would forget about Robert Pattison very quick ’cause I think Taylor just overshadowed his popularity.

“New Moon” did have a shocking ending and it did get the audience talking, mysteriously as the film got over with. The Twilight movies are improving as each one comes along and I hope they make the next one, “Eclipse”, a great one also where people won’t give the films negative reviews.

Other than that, I absolutely loved, “Twilight Saga: New Moon”. Brilliant flick. Great job, Chris.

Score for “Twilight Saga: New Moon” = **** (4 stars as in “Excellent”)

Kev

Thought: How Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” is inspiring for adult men…

Yes, the “Twilight” series were mainly aimed toward the younger audiences, but notice that more and more adult men are starting to read the books, and seeing the movies. I am noticing that most men are slamming these series because of its teen content and soap opera like romance. Not giving anymore detail than that on why they think the series suck so bad. I am also noticing that most of these men haven’t even read the books or seen the movies. I think it’s because they want to fit in with the other haters to bash everything that goes mainstream.

What would make men get interested in reading the books or see the movies in the first place? I think simply because they are curious. They want to get into “Twilight”, to get an idea of why teens love ’em so much. Just like me, they are fans of vampire stories and they want to see Stephenie Meyer’s take on them. I’m pretty sure men get a little embarrassed at first, that they feel like a fool getting into teen “Twilight”, but once they read the books or see the movies, they’ll find them not so bad after all and actually enjoying it.

I have also read plenty of reviews of “Twilight: New Moon”, mostly men slamming the movie and giving the film negative reviews. Most of them say that the new film is a teen’s dream, something that kids would want, but some men still hate it.

You see, fellas, it doesn’t matter if you like or hate the series, either way. As long as Stephenie Meyer got all the men talking about these series, she is successful for that reason.

It might feel a little weird to go in a movie to see a bunch of shirtless muscle men in one movie, but you gotta admit it, that these guys have great bodybuilding physiques. It’s not gonna make you feel gay for getting into “Twilight”. It will make you feel like a “man”.  

Stephenie is a great, unique storyteller. She knows how to grab people’s attention, either good or bad. As long as people are talking about these series, Hollywood will bring us more.

Men enjoy soap operas and campy romance, that’s why they enjoy these “Twilight” stories. They simply want to know what it will be like to be in the teen world. Men are also hypocrites when it comes to bashing “Twilight”, because of its teen content and romance.

They really shouldn’t be bashing these series, when most men are into silly comic book superhero flicks that are aimed at kids, a lot of men are into Pixar films that are aimed for children, and a lot of ’em are into Disney flicks as well. So if you’re going to bash “Twilight” you gotta stop and think about some of the other kiddie things that you enjoy. Men are even into Spongebob and Pokemon. Not to mention, Star Wars as well.

“Twilight” is the Star Wars for teens. Give the teens respect for this ’cause they deserve this entertainment. I’m looking forward to seeing “New Moon”, will hopefully see it soon, hopefully this weekend.

Kev

 

Report: Stephenie Meyer to appear on the Oprah show for a full interview…

ATTENTION “TWILIGHT” FANS!!!!!!

“Twilight” author, Stephenie Meyer wrote a few succssful vampire books. Her book, “Twilight” was made into a movie which also was successful. “New Moon” is about to hit theaters. She’s never done interviews at all yet. Not with the press and she’s never done interviews for TV.

So here’s your chance to finally see Stephenie Meyer herself. She will appear on the Oprah show this Friday.

Since Oprah is good with books, I’m sure she will ask Stephenie a lot of good questions about the “Twilight” series. I fuckin’ hate Oprah but I will watch just this one episode just for Stephenie.

Yes, I am a “Twilight” fan, don’t care what anybody else says.

Announced from Stephene’s website:

http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/

Kev

Report: Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” to be made into a film…(note: It has nothing do with “Twilight”, it’s an adult novel)

Three different producers have acquired to buy the rights for Stephenie Meyer’s adult novel, “The Host”, to be made into a future film. The producers payed for the rights with their own money.

Before you go accusing the book of being a boring litttle teeny vampire story, it is NOT. It’s the only adult novel that Stephenie Meyer has written and it has nothing to do with “Twilight”. This is a science fiction story.

Variety Reports:

http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmemo/2009/09/twilights-meyer-tackles-adult-pic-fare-with-niccol.html?ref=ssp

I’ve been wanting to read, “The Host” but never bought the book. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies to do, I used to read a book all the time when I was young, but now I read a book once in a while.

I don’t think, “The Host” will be as big as “Twilight” but it still might do well in the box office depending on how the film is.

Kev

Thought: “True Blood” is the worst garbage I’ve ever seen, why is the show so popular? I think I know why!

The popularity of this new show on HBO, a vampire series “True Blood” that stars Anna Paquin, is possibly one of the worst shows on television. I’m sorry but it’s that bad. I hate it. I tried to watch several episodes, but the writers of these vampires series has made the vampire supernatural look embarrassing and silly.

In “True Blood”, they try to make it look cool by having vampires be part of our everyday lives.Vampires that have families, they live in their own homes and lives part of the town, they even work jobs as well. Lame.

Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” is more realistic and different. In “Twilight”, Stephenie’s versions of vampires don’t die in the sunlight, they don’t die with a stake in the heart, and not afraid of garlic. The only way to kill a vampire in “Twilight” is to rip it to pieces and burn it to ashes.

In “True Blood”, however…they do die with a stake in the heart and die in sunlight, only survive at night. They are afraid of the cross, hate garlic, but there are new additions…silver hurts them, and fire also kills them.

The acting in “True Blood” is really bad and the stories are just silly, it’s almost like a soap opera circus, a complete rip off to “Dark Shadows”.

Stephenie’s “Twilight” is better because she makes the vampire stories seem realistic as if it’s actually happening. “True Blood” doesn’t do that.

I love vampire stories, it’s my favorite in the horror genre, but I prefer Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” or “Nosferatu” for my vampire fix. “True Blood” is complete garbage and I don’t understand why people watch it. I think it’s because they know nothing about vampires yet and now vampire stories are getting mainstream again, new people that are just getting into it are seeing what this vampire stuff is all about.

These are coming from people who don’t read classic vampire stories from the 1950’s or don’t watch the classic vampire movies like all the Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee stuff. Those are true vampire stories in my opinion.

“True Blood” wants to change it all and I don’t like it. Stephenie’s stories with “Twilight” is exceptionally great, but I prefer the old classic vampire stuff. That’s the way to be.

Vampires are supposed to be scary and frightening. “True Blood” isn’t doing that. I think people watch it because of the sexual content plus they find Anna Paquin hot. I don’t even find her to be that great looking to be honest. She’s not a sexy vampire.

I would prefer Kate Beckinsale in “Underworld” or Ann Parillaud in “Innocent Blood”, they are sexy female vampires, in my opinion.

I wish “True Blood” would get cancelled, but sadily, I see the show going on for a long time since it’s mainstream popularity.

Kev

Thought: Why I think “Twilight” is better than “Harry Potter”…

So, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” will be out this week. Will I go see it?

No.

Why? Not only that I think that Harry Potter is the most overrated novel/movie franchise in the history of entertainment, I just think the stories don’t do anything to me, they don’t grab my attention, and I don’t see anything special about ’em. The truth is,  I just can’t get into this whole Wizard thing. It’s not really my type of storytelling

I like stories that are much more darker, which is one reason why I love the “Twilight” series more.

Both Harry Potter and Twilight have a few things in common. Both franchises were created by women, J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer. Both have a huge amount of mainstream popularity. Both have a huge following of tweeny girls mostly.

As you can see, I’m no Harry Potter fan at all. I find J.K.’s stories boring. Stephenie makes her “Twilight” series more entertaining.

What is so entertaining about a couple of children becoming wizards to learn magic and go on these silly adventures that mean nothing?

I think “Twilight” is better stuff, because Stephenie make her storytelling more insightful and more detailed than J.K. Rowling’s. The “Twilight” series has more stories to tell than just a girl falling in love with a vamp. The “Twilight” series is easy targeted, the series get made fun of because of it’s tween content…when the funny thing is, “Harry Potter” is pretty much the same exact thing.

I have no interest in Harry Potter whatsoever. Tried reading the first book, couldn’t get into it. Tried seeing the first couple of movies, didn’t like ’em.

When Stephenie Meyer brought us, “Twilight”, I was impressed that Stephenie is trying to compete with J.K. The truth is, “Twilight” is bigger and more successful than “Harry Potter”.

Just wait until “Twilight: New Moon” comes out in theaters, it will destroy, “Half Blood Prince” in the box office.

Stephenie Meyer likes to make her stories more realistic and fun as if they were happening for real. Stephenie likes to explain in detail how people become vampires and werewolves, while Harry Potter doesn’t explain anything.

J.K. is overrated, pure and simple. I admire Stephenie’s work immensely. Those who make fun of Stephenie’s work because of her teen vampire views is a stupid idiot, in my opinion. I admire Stephenie’s way of trying to bring horror fiction for young kids. Of course, both Stephenie and J.K.’s work can be for people off all ages, not just for teen girls.

Sure, I get made fun of for liking the “Twilight” series, but I don’t care what anyone thinks. I enjoy whatever grabs my attention no matter what age audience the stories are aimed at.

Kev