Sunday, September 13, 2009
New Moon: Better Than Twilight??? Fingers Crossed!
I know that nobody is here right now... Like me, you are all off watching MTV's VMAs, wondering what the fuck happened to you and why the hell are you watching the VMAs and who the hell ARE all these freaking people anyway?! Your S/O has probably been rolling their eyes at you and/or giving you the stink-eye all weekend long, and the night is still [relatively] young. You may have had to make the gut-wrenching decision as to whether you were going to watch the season finale of True Blood OR watch the VMAs, and those of you with Tivo are gratefully kissing their electronics in very inappropriate ways right now (present company included).
Having spent much more of the weekend than I am willing to admit watching the NEW New Moon trailer and making a vow to spend the rest of my living days walking in front of Chris Weitz so that I can sprinkle the earth with rose petals prior to his hallowed feet passing over it, I am left wondering what do I really want in New Moon??? Truth be told, I just want a better movie. Period. Is that too much to ask? I don't think so...
I am cautiously optimistic about New Moon. But then again, I LOVED the Twilight trailer - it only hinted at the fact that the movie wasn't going to be all that... And JJ and I ran off together numerous times to see Twilight in the theaters and then bought multiple copies when it came out on DVD (and have rewatched countless times since), but it was still a disappointment on some level. I think the first few times I rewatched it I was secretly hoping that it would somehow get better and become the movie I had envisioned. But it didn't. Don't get me wrong - I love that movie! But it was a let down in some ways. And I want more - I demand more! - from New Moon.
The little effed-up details were not what kept me from enjoying it, but the videos below from SkyAstrid13 do a great job of poking fun of all the little mistakes in Twilight.
Chris Weitz, we hope you had a bigger budget to hire staffers to keep track of shit like this than Catherine Hardwicke did, because there were a LOT of faux pas in Twilight... Continuity is important, people!
Hope you guys find these funny - I know I did! Plus it helped me pull my attention away from the New Moon trailer and the VMAs for a few seconds...
In case you missed it, here's the full-length trailer with the additional footage from tonight -
And here's the awesome new Death Cab for Cutie song that's going on the soundtrack -
Happy Monday, everyone! Hopefully Jenny Jerkface will have some stories from her trip to Red Rocks/Monolith to share with us! I know--I missed her, too...