Olivia and friends did a cute give away before the movie started, and made some awesome swag bags to enjoy. It was the best midnight showing experience we have had to date! Thanks to Olivia and all of her friends, you guys are amazing!
However, I wasn't amazed with this movie right at first. Call me crazy if you must, but I wasn't. Cody was out of town with the scouts from Friday to Saturday evenging, so my best friend from high school text me and asked me if I wanted to go on Saturday and told me she bought me a ticket. So I thought I would try it again and see if I liked it better. SOOO MUCH BETTER! I didn't know if it was just because I was more coherent or what...But wow, I really loved it. And I loved this guy. He is definitely more that just "sort of beautiful", HE IS!
Holy Crow Jacob Black! You rock! haha... I loved him so much more. I have always loved Jacob, but was still taken by Edward when I read it all. But this movie made me cross the line. I am SO team Jacob (Cody says he is too). Crazy how into the story you can get, but we totally get into it. Sometimes Cody and I talk about them like we know them, I love how he gets all of it, such a sport. I just realized how postivie and wonderful Jacob is for Bella. I just think he has so much more to offer her. I know everything that happens, and I still think if she had just chosen Jacob even in the third book, she would be so content with her life, she would be so happy, and she would feel so safe. I know I would. But I really do think Taylor Lautner is the most talented of the three leading actors. He just makes you believe everything! Edward is great and everything, but come on....when Taylor is in the frame, I see right past good old Rob. The parts that I loved were when they were in the truck together, wow they have a lot of chemistry; and the way he said Bella's name right at the end...ah! It made me melt, and it felt like he really was crazy in love with her. Like there was nothing else in the world he wanted more than just to be with her. I would have to agree with pretty much everything my blogger friend, Olivia, said in her New Moon post. If you haven't seen it, and don't want to know any other details, do not read Olivia's post, or the rest of this one.
The screenplay was pretty true to the book, way more so than Twilight. I understand that they probably had a bit more of a budget to play with, but still. I love seeing all of the things I could only imagine right out in front of me. However, my Edward was way hotter than the movie version. (And couldn't they have at least waxed Robert Pattinson's chest and stomach? Really tho...it was bugging me every time he was without a shirt or when tufts of it came up the top of his shirt, YUCK!). Not only that, but Edward seemed like kind of weak & wimpy in this one. Sorry, but he did. My husband called him something funny, but I won't say it. :)
The wolves did not disappoint. I did think the guy playing Paul should have been Sam. The guy that plays Sam seems like he is like 40, and Sam isn't supposed to be much older than the others. But when they phased, AWESOME! The effects were very noticably more advanced, they did a great job. The little visions of Edward were weird. Didn't she just hear his voice? Not so much see visions of him while on the motorcycles and such? No big deal, but I did find it a little weird. Not only that, but yes, Olivia, I thought them running in period clothing was a little too much. Both times I saw this movie, the theater errupted in laughter because it was kind of retarded. All in all I loved it. It wasn't a waste of my time, and it made me want to read it all over again. Hopefully they keep moving in this positive direction and Eclipse is even better. I hear its got a release date in June not sure how realiable that is, but hopefully it won't be too long. I will be sad when its all over though, just as I was with the series. :( But look how great these two look together...haha