I'm a Jacob girl. Always was. These last few days, I've been finding my wagon is a little more crowded that it was before. Hmmm. Just so we're clear, I will not call him Taylor Lautner until February 2010, when he turns 18 and officially becomes an adult. Until then, he will be the FICTIONAL character, Jacob Black, who it is not at all creepy to cause me to swoon.
First and foremost, I just have to say that the New Moon movie was leaps and bounds better than the Twilight movie. Was it the new director? Could be. Was it the werewolves? Maybe. Was it a whole lotta Jacob running around without his shirt? Oh yeah.
Back when I was trying to convince my friends to join me in reading the Twilight series, I got a lot of moaning and groaning about New Moon, the book. Well, I have to say that the movie has not only done the book justice, but I actually think that it has brought previous New Moon critics around! It was not my favorite book in the series, but this big screen installment is going to be tough to beat.
What was everyone's complaint about the book? The lack of Edward. What did I love about the movie? The lack of Edward. No offense, Robert Pattinson, but your pained grimace, sparkly skin and longing looks were not missed. Instead, we got biceps, warmth, a winning smile and, best of all, a sense of humor.
The only Cullen with a funny bone is Emmett, and we never see nearly enough of Emmett, in my opinion. I like a man that makes me laugh. Sue me. Since the entire Twilight series shows him as a minor character, I'm going to have to take the side of the funny guy with a heartbeat.
Now, I was lucky enough to have enjoyed my first screening of New Moon with my BFF. We were pleased that the movie closely followed the book, as I'm sure other fans were excited about as well. The few changes that were made were not only necessary, but worked really well and did not deviate from the original 563 page story in any major way. The first thing the BFF said to me when the movie got going was, "how are they going to fit this whole book into the movie?!?" The first thing I said to her was, "Woah, Jacob." I was a little distracted by the man-boy with no shirt.
Luckily, instead of being completely distracted, Kristen Stewart's Bella seems to shine with Jacob. A lot less brooding, pouting, and breathy sighing this time around...thank goodness! See? Both Bella and Kristen are better off with Jacob!
So, in short, we got better acting, a great director, awesome effects, and a movie that will make fans of the book extremely satisfied.
Now I'm looking forward to Eclipse, due out June 30, 2010!