Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MY New Moon Thoughts

Book: Edward
Movie: JACOB. So much it's ridiculous.

When reading the Twilight  books, I love Edward.  I like Jacob, and I feel bad for the guy, but obviously Edward is the TRUE love. But once I saw New Moon, I was totally surprised by how easily I was won over to the Jacob camp.  I thought New Moon was better than the first, and I'm pretty sure it's because Edward is only in a small amount of it and Jacob is really the star.  This movie really enforced the whole Bella/Edward psychotic unhealthy relationship dealio that didn't bug me in the books, but drives me insane in the movies.  They're so awkard, have no communication skills, don't even have visible fun together, and the whole time Bella is down on herself for being a pathetic human who has no right to be with someone like Edward.  But JACOB.  Sweet Jacob.  He is so warm and fun.  He is way less tortured.  They could actually have a "normal" life together.  And he's way more attractive!  When he pleads for Bella to stay with him instead of going to Italy, I looked over at Katy and she had tears in her eyes!  (Sorry, Katy, if you wanted to keep that on the DL).  I thought his little chin was going to start quivering.  He somehow made me care--and think that Bella is a total moron for going with Edward.  (And for forgiving him so quickly and easily for treating her like shiz.)

I was really surprised that I thought Taylor Lautner did a good job.  I mean, of course I'll always love R-Patz (if only because I love to make fun of him...and I love the GFY posts about him..and I love calling him R-Patz with Katy and Jessica because it's hysterical, although occasionally I throw another Z in there because I like R-Patzz even better) but I don't actually think he's a good actor...or even does that well in these movies.  He looks the part sometimes (not when he's all furrowed or tortured) and for some reason, I accept him as Edward.  But Taylor Lautner made me love Jacob.  That was unforeseen.  I watched Taylor Lautner on Conan last night and he was just adorable.  I mean, he just seemed like a kid who was kind of nervous, loving publicity (but not in a d-bag way), and got a kick out of Conan.  He laughed like a total dork.

Anyways.  I liked New Moon.  Saw it twice (but that wasn't my fault, Katy made me go with her, but I admit I was excited to see it again).  

Really?  My favorite guy in these movies is Charlie.  But I think I might have...a problem.  So ignore that statement.


Tortured.  Know-it-all.





Spends a lot of time smiling. Way more believable love/relationship.


Is there something wrong with me?

9 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I like Charlie too

TheMoncurs said...

I am so in love with Charlie and Jacob.

Boo on Edward. You are not good enough for me.

Danny and Christy Leininger said...

Funny! NO there is nothing wrong with you-Charlie was sweet and pulls off a mustache freakishly well. Good summary!

Karen said...

Not sure about the Charlie thing--except that he reminds me of Kyle. But I am with you in the jacob camp--and I was always for Edward in the books. I mean, I didn't read the books, I just remember you guys talking about them.....

Katy said...

If what I'm thinkin's wrong, I don't wanna be right.

Katy said...

Oh, and good save there, Mom. Phew-- self respect, reputation, and credibility all intact.

Katy said...

Okay yeah third comment SHUT UP, but so anyway do you think it's funny that in those pics you got they have Edward showing off bare chested ness whilst Jacob is carefully covered? It's like THEY KNOW how ridiculous it is so they're trying to throw R. Ppaattzz every bone they can THINK of. Whatever coperate tools, it SHAN'T work.

The Smiths said...

honestly charlie is my favorite as well. And Jacob always has been, even in the books. Edward and bella are so boring and too gushy even in the books, while Jacob was always fun and real. Good synopsis.

Jaclyn said...

Becca - we share so much! Charlie's my favorite. Jacob is beautiful even if he jailbait. Love how you describe things.