I saw New Moon yesterday. RPattz was massively uninteresting and boring. Why any woman would go after him instead of dude-playing-Jacob (SERIOUSLY THAT BOY HAS GROWN UP BETWEEN MOVIES) is beyond my understanding. It's not even looks-wise (well...); RPattz is just such a rubbish actor and his character is so one-dimensional.
I've now read Twilight and New Moon and found New Moon far more readable, mainly because Eddie isn't in it very much. I don't want to read any more because the first few pages of Eclipse and Bella's idolising, driveling shit "EDWARD, MY MIRACLE" is just IMPOSSIBLE TO STOMACH OR READ. Someone told me that I couldn't whine about Twilight until I had read them, otherwise I was being a snob. Do you think reading two of them now qualifies me?
Apart from that, film-New Moon was alright. It has quite a few funny bits though I suspect some of them were not quite intentional. But, who cares. Jacob and Bella's relationship was adequately conveyed - it was convincing. Bella and Edward's isn't, thus the film begins to be annoying again (after her OMG HE LEFT ME I DIE parts) when she insists on rushing to his side like some stupid, moronic weirdo. I just don't BELIEVE she can feel all that much for him because he has no personality and is made of cardboard.
I'm not really interested in watching any of the other films unless they change it and she gets together with Jacob.
Dakota Fanning was cute. She's 15, holy shit!
I saw the first guy reading a Twilight book today, on the tube. He was reading Breaking Dawn and looked REALLY into it.
Tangent: I know that Stephenie Meyer isn't required to write a book for teenage girls that actually teaches them useful stuff, however - while watching New Moon I was sad to think of how great it would have been if the Twilight series, and New Moon in particular, HAD done exactly that. Imagine if Bella had watched Edward leave and said "Fine, fuck you asshole", gritted her teeth, and forced herself to GET THE FUCK OVER IT. In the way that the majority of the teenage girls watching these movies is going to have to do at one stage in their life. Then, if Bella had been, yes, heartbroken (love sucks, that's common knowledge) but manages to rally with the help of her good friend Jacob who, in time, she comes to appreciate more and more until she falls in love with him. Thus, we realise that One True Love doesn't exist, we shouldn't
believe in it lest we ignore life in favour of wallowing in depression when someone we love leaves us because he was THE ONE, and get the fuck on with reality, understanding that happiness can be found in many different places and doesn't lie with one individual.
It's not Stephenie Meyer's job to write that, I realise. But I hate the idea of loads of teens watching that and thinking, "So, THAT is what romance/love is all about". No, it really isn't. What makes me despair more is the amount of adults that watch that and still think that way. Love isn't like that, thankfully. I know movies are escapism but it's concerning when they inform the way people may choose to view life.
It reminds me of my friend L who is with this guy who has treated her like shit since Day 1. She says, however, that it's okay because "as miserable as she is with him, she'd be even more miserable without him".
Great. Women and men should be striving for a hell of a lot more than that but I feel that films like Twilight muddy the view. If I felt that everyone would watch it as purely entertainment then that's great, because it serves that purpose. Putting more value on it than that, however (teens sighing "I need to go find my
Edward"), is not so good.
Oh, the soundtrack is good.
Fuck, I've just written WAY too much about Twilight. So, here are ( some photos of Florence.Collapse )