New Moon: The Hits and the Misses, Moon’s review part 2

*Missed part one? Read it here*

The wolf's outta the bag

Dear LTT-ers and anyone every having to do with New Moon,

Today we continue on with beating a dead horse aka our reviews of New Moon and this is my part two since I was so long winded the first time around. Wednesday, I started this review by posting what I call the hits and misses of the movie so let’s continue down that path…

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Alrighty smile for the camera, say: "cheee-we'retotallyoblivious towhatsreallygoingoninthistown-eeese"

Hit
The Humans
Once again the humans are really the highlight of the film. Just like in Twilight they bring the funny and the sense of reality. They act like high school students, make stupid (read: awesome) jokes and generally remind us that not everyone is an undercover sensitive, brooding monster. If I had to give props to give one human though I think it would have to be Billy Burke as Charlie, famous ladies man. This time around we actually feel the bond between him and Bella which isn’t cut short with stutter-y phrasing or bad awkward moments. He plays the Dad figure well and you actually feel for him as he tries to comfort Bella. I also noticed in the dream sequence when Bella remembers the Werewolf/Vampire story the person laying on the forest floor is not her but is Charlie (at least I think!) if so, it just further illustrates that she really doesn’t want him to get hurt because of her crazy monster secret life. Awwwww… can’t wait till I see if again to really see if it was Charlie.

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Dizzy, I'm so dizzy my head is spinning Like a whirlpool it never ends And it's You girl makin' it spin

Miss
Dizziness
UC talked about it and I will to, I’m sure it was used as some sort of visual tool to disorient us but I think it worked all TOO WELL. Everytime she trips and falls in the forest I think “here we go again” and get a good grip in my chair because we’re about to take a trip on New Moon the ride now at Universal Studios. Let me off! Let me off! Bellaaaaa, BellAH… Get me off this crazy thing… called love (anyone? anyone?!)

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Excuse me, what did you just say?

Hit
Chemistry between Bella & Jacob
One of my favorite scenes between them is the “break up” scene after Jacob has turned and Bella, tired of getting the dismissal from Billy, goes to find out why he’s been missing. They emote, they stare into each other eyes, they tug at my heart strings, they make me cry. Taylor has probably the best set of puppy dog eyes ever and uses them to kill us every time. How can Bella be immune to THAT?! They really do portray two people who are great friends torn apart by great odds who try to overcome them. I think it’s probably why I lean so heavily in favor of Team Jacob in this movie. There’s really nothing like a true best friend.

Seriously let’s finish this thing up after the cut

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Bella Swan, phone home

Miss
Gran
Is that you Gran? Nope, it’s you Bella! With a completely different face, eyes, body and height. But it’s you, trust us we’re vampires. I mean… bloggers?

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Hit
The score
Thank God Jacob’s theme is not just another version of “dead native American” music like most movies with native Americans feature. UC wasn’t a huge fan but I think I love it pretty hardcore. I finally got to pay attention enough to hear when Jacob and Edwards themes blended at the end (last video). Also anytime Jacob’s theme plays I grab for a tissue. Seriously, someone call Chris Hansen. I have tendencies.




(someone hand me a tissue)

While New Moon definitely has it’s faults it’s mostly nitpick-y stuff that really doesn’t change how much I love this movie. I try to explain to “civilians” what makes New Moon so great and I fail every time. How can you explain what you’ve waited a year for? How can you explain the awesome-ness of all the little details. How do I explain FacePunch? You can’t, that’s how. You just gotta trust that the movie will work it’s magic on even the hardest of hearts and if it doesn’t? Well, there’s always those abs and the “2-wheeled death machines” to help win them over.

Two thumbs WAY up!

Quil-clout-lay,
Themoonisdown

PS I figured out who is to blame for those wigs! Just wait Stacey Butterworth, your day (and letter) is coming!

So did we thoroughly kill any and all enjoyment out of New Moon with these reviews? This is a blog-o-cracy speak your minds!

Oh Lion & Lamb I can’t wait till the DVD comes out and you screencap every second of the movie. Thanks for all the pretty!

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  • southernbelle

    I think I just posted a really long post in the part 1!!!!! I clicked on the wrong post! Pffft.

    I did get dizzy in the scene where she falls. Weird, my head started to follow the twirling around. LOL.

    I liked the beginning scene, the grandma and Bella scene :-).

    • Kmountainlion

      Glad you came to LTT. I’ll read your post in Part 1.

      • southernbelle

        Oops here it is…it was from yesterday! I copied and pasted it here.

        “You will get to experience the sound of Rob’s sexual frustration and arousal, without having to look at the reason he is in such a state. ”

        Do you mean Edward? LOL. I get what you mean!

        Turned on- yeah the kissing scene, the moaning into Bella’s mouth, that turns me on. I want to watch it over and over again. He looked so sad and it showed the love on his face, in his eyes, the way the kiss was. It was slow and it started to get a little frantic. Sigh. Of course it was over before we knew it. I think that scene was amazing.

        I really wanted to see the hallway scene too when they were gonna see the Volturri. I love how in the book it describes how Edward was holding Bella on the waist, pulling her close to him and his other hand caressed her face. Oh, I just love that, I think that is so beautiful. I wanted to see that in the movie.

  • http://felthope.blogspot.com lauren

    It is officially Charlie in the woods during her wolf nightmare (confirmed also by the New Moon Board game)

    • Keisha

      Ha! My friend and I tried to play the New Moon board game before we saw New Moon the movie…. I won (thank you, thank you) but some things didn’t add up. I’ve challenged her to a rematch now that we’ve seen it so we can have a fair match.

      Bella with a ‘stache? It shouldn’t be so hard to tell the diff, should it?! I didn’t catch it til my second viewing when I could take a closer look without missing everything.

  • http://86rabbit.wordpress.com ’86 Rabbit

    I definitely loved the humans. Eric in English class was a riot.

  • MariaCecilia

    I agree with you on almost everything Moon, and I am so relieved I am not the only one with these thoughts (Yes, I’m Normal!)

    Love Billy Burke, I could easily see a spin-off tv-series with “The Adventures of Charlie Swan” on the horizon – a sit-com with Charlie and his friends and their male bonding and awesome social life in Forks! :-) Harry and Billy would obviously have to be in it too!
    “2 men and 1 in a wheelchair”?

    The only real disappointment except wigs and make-up was the middleaged version of Edward – but I hope they rejuvenate him for Eclipse. Jacob and Bella sort of made up for that, and I am full of admiration for Taylor and Kristen! Thank you Chris Weitz! Just make sure you switch make-up crew for Breaking dawn, pleeease?

  • closertofine

    HA! Nice “So I Married an Axe Murder” reference! LOL!!!

    Agreed on the humans. I would like to add that of COURSE Jessica is a stand out. Also, the dads in general. Charlie and Carlisle. Both were probably teh strongest performances in Twilight, and both did a fantastic job this tiem around, as well.

    Love my daily LTT/LTR fix, ladies! And I, as a fellow music snob, ADORE your posts about music. And your taste in it, as well. You were naming off your favorite artists a while back and I was saying “got it, got it, love it, OH! Need it! Got it…” We should be besties.

    ;)

    • http://letterstotwilight.wordpress.com unintendedchoice

      i agree! we love meeting other music snobs!!! Moon rules it with her music posts…. :)

  • Jamie

    I loved this movie for the wrong reason. I loved it because it was SO BAD it made it awesome. I laughed way too much at parts that were not supposed to be funny. I felt it left out a lot and maybe if they cut down some slow motion sequences maybe they could fit in another half hour of actual important information instead of skimming it. Yeah, it was better than Twilight, but not by much. I will still love it because it is New Moon and I will end up purchasing the DVD the day it comes out.

  • Amanda

    I won’t lie: I am re-reading Breaking Dawn for the 8th time and having mini panic attacks at how awful this movie may be…I don’t know if abs, Charlie, or digital effects may be able to save it. I think even the cast and crew are having nightmares that’s why production isn’t underway yet.

    Oh man. Someone write a letter to the idea of “Breaking Dawn” the movie. Let’s beg and plead. LOL

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