Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Moon

My wife and I went to see New Moon yesterday. When we arrived they only had one of the ticket booths open; so, there was a bit of a line. It was cold; so, my wife went inside to wait while I waited in line to get tickets. When I got to the front, there was a cute boy in the booth - which, I don't know why, made it a bit awkward to say" two tickets for New Moon". I was happy that it was on the largest screen (this particular theater has 17 screens of 3 different sizes). I am also happy to say that I wasn't the only guy in the theater - nor was I the oldest. However, the theater was pretty empty. We had the entire row to ourselves, as did most of the couples, small groups; and, the entire two side sections were completely empty. Not unexpectedly, I suppose, most of the movie previews were for upcoming sappy love stories. I should also point out that I have not read any of the books; so, I went to the movie with no expectations whatsoever.

As for the movie itself - I'm not gonna lie, half naked wolf boys running around was nice, as was a certain shirtless vampire. But the movie itself was soooo sloooow. Seriously, they could have easily cut out 30-45 minutes and not lost a thing. Way too much lingering.

And the characters, I just don't find myself emotionally connected to any of them. Jacob - dude, she's just not into you, and she's too old for you anyway, move on. Edward - she's way too needy and clingy, go find yourself a nice vampire girl (or boy?). I just don't care about any of them - drink her blood or turn her into a vampire, I don't care. Turn Edward and Sam into gay lovers, I don't ca___ - OK, maybe that might pique my interest a bit. But not Edward and Jacob as that would make Edward a blood sucking pedophile, and that's just not cool. Although, at 105 years old, one could argue that he already is with Belle.

My overall opinion of the movie? Wasn't great, wasn't bad - it was just OK. I heard so many people saying how this one was so much better than the first. Personally, I didn't see much difference in regards to pace, acting, effects, etc.

But, enough about New Moon - check out this YouTube video I came across recently.

There seems to be a lot of musical talent in the queerosphere - maybe someone should put together a MoHo quartet ...


slp said...

The video was wonderful! You are right- he is extremely talented! Thank you for posting this.

I have a technicla question for you: how are you able to post videos like this? I have tried and tried to figure this out and I cannot. If I post a video, I end up just posting the address to it. You who is the computer guru of all gurus, would you be kind enough to teach me how to do this? I would be very appreciative. Thank you! :)

Grant Haws said...

Yeah, New Moon and the rest of Twilight is ridiculous and really is just for fifteen year old girls with no understanding of life or love. The characters have little depth, which means the romance has next to none.

Abelard Enigma said...

slp - sure, it's really pretty easy. Email me and I'll walk you through it.

A Gay Mormon Boy said...

All of your proposed ideas would have helped this movie.

Twinky Chink said...

I haven't seen either movie, and I think both are a bit over-hyped. I'm an emotional guy, but I hated the first book and didn't even bother with the second book. And neither actor is really all that great looking... but if they got a little on screen action I might consider watching them.