Monday, November 23, 2009
I Can Do a Pro-Taycob Post Without Being Pervy... Really!
I've been mulling this post over since I was still basking in the honeymoon-y glow of our New Moon viewings (both of them!)... Actually, I've been thinking about the subject matter in general since Taylor Lautner sealed the deal and was officially signed to New Moon way back when. At the time, I'll admit it: I had mixed feelings. Settle down, settle down - I was totally rooting for him! - and the other "original" wolf pack dudes, too - the same way I rooted for Rachelle Lefevre when she was in the process of being ousted. But there was a tiiiiiny part of me that would have been ok if the part of Jacob had suddenly been filled with someone less clean-cut looking. A hair older...and more...edgy. A tad dangerous looking, maybe. Less clean-cut. Did I mention less clean-cut and possibly slightly older? Like, "of "age"! Someone you'd believe could make some trouble. And maybe even win Bella's heart. Even though you knew who was gonna get her in the end (and if you don't, you really need to be reading the books and not this blog. Just sayin').
I thought that I'd have a hard time buying Taylor Lautner's Jacob as the love interest opposite Robert Pattinson's Edward. But I am happy to admit that I was wrong. I will give the kid this much - he's a damn good actor, even if he does over-enunciate. I guess it makes up for KStew's propensity for mumbling, but that's neither here nor there. We'll get to that soon enough.
Granted, I'll never look at Taycob the way I look at Robward. And this is a good thing. I think. But it's ok to think that Jake is good-looking. Damn - we all know how hard he worked out to beef up for the role, and I say "Well done!" - If you're into that kinda thing... It's also ok if maybe you spontaneously and nearly inaudibly muttered "I'm going to jail..." to yourself the first time he ripped his shirt off in the movie (it's OK Latchkey Wife--your secret it totally safe with us!).
We're going to wait another day or so - or maybe until after Thanksgiving? - before we get into the details of the movie (we're anxious to get to it! if you have the means and haven't seen it by then, well...tough), but Taylor Lautner delivered. You felt his emotions and forgot that he played Shark Boy. He still might have look like a fish out of very clean, fresh water to me when I watched him with the other cast members during the promo-tour frenzy (let's just say you never wondered if he's just had a good shag and I will bet his hotel room was really clean and he probably made his own bed...with hospital corners), but he delivered the goods in New Moon. So no, I'm not switching teams - Team Edward Forever! Team Jacob Never! - but daaaaaang: he pulled it of! And he looked mighty fine doing it. For a boy of seventeen.
P.S. See?! I did it! I did an entire post without talking about his bronzed eight-pack or his pecs or his dazzling teeth that are pointier than any of the vampires or his...OK stopping now - quit while I'm ahead, right? I don't want to win a hot date with Chris Hansen, after all. Did I mention that he's got a nice smile? He does, you know. If I had a young gal pal, sister, or kid, I'd totally let her be Team Jacob. Er, maybe.
[Note for me from JJ that I am posting even though - and maybe because - she threatened me with physical violence if I were to do so: He was good. Very good. But why the fuck were his teeth so white? And he did that weird noise thing with his mouth. You know how I can't FUCKING STAND people making weird noises with their mouths. But he did it a bunch of times. Oh, and he came off totally smug in some instances but I guess Jacob did too (if you post all of this I'm going to punch you in your cute little nose tomorrow, fyi, because I'm going to bed now) and his teeth were sooooo FUCKING white. What gives? Who the fuck has teeth that white? It's like he should be in a fucking milk commercial or something. You know, "milk - it does a body good." and then Taycob grins his dazzling smile and rips off his shirt and shows his six pack. Someone needs to give that goody-two-shoes a six-pack. In about four years.]
P.S. I viewed at waaaaay too many pics of Taycob's torso looking for pics for this post. When I got to the point where I was looking at a fan-made New Moon poster and realized I knew it was a photoshopped job because the navel, abs, and pecs were all wrong, I decided to call it a night.