Okay, I'm back and will try to keep up this week! After a miserable stay in the hospital and an even more miserable time tracking the Harlequin Hor debacle, I am ready to get myself back on track!
So, for today's Movie Monday, I'm going to talk about-- what else? New Moon. With the third largest grossing opening in history (came in behind Spiderman 3 and Batman's The Dark Knight) it is a smash success-- particularly considering it's the only one of the three that didn't hit in the middle of a blockbuster summer.
I dragged my dear husband to see it yesterday, and have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I was not a big fan of the Twilight movie-- I thought they skipped a lot of the poignant parts of the book, not to mention the whole make-up fiasco. But New Moon was pretty well done-- you can definitely see the money that was thrown at it after Twilight. And I thought the sexual tension between Bella and Jacob (Kristen and Taylor) was very powerful. Of course, I know that a whole lot of people came away from the theater thinking Bella chose the wrong guy and I can't really blame them-- even after having read all four books ;)
My favorite part of the whole movie was the scene when Bella cliff dives-- I think the director did a fabulous job and there's this one shot, as Jacob pulls her away and Edward dissolves, that was just beautiful, beautiful cinematography. I also liked the way they handled the few months where Bella pretty much ceases to exist-- before I went to see the movie, I'd wondered how they would handle it. Overall, I think it was worth the $8.50.
How about the rest of you? Did anybody rush out to see New Moon? Did you like it? Hate it? Have you read the books?