Sparkle for Twilight: Blog Update! Really specific spoilers alert!
Last night, was heavenly. I've never ever been more excited to see a movie in the theater before, and it was my first time attending a midnight showing. I also need to tell you guys about seeing Taylor at Jimmy Fallon
, but this comes first because New Moon
just.......consumed me. I just need
to talk about it.
I have been avoiding clips and stills for the last two months. Even when I went to see Kristen in person on Jimmy Fallon the other night
, I literally looked down at the floor when they showed the clip because I didn't want to see it on the monitors. I was saving myself at all costs.
I was at the theater yesterday at 8:30 with my mother, Bestie and her mother (who's never read or seen this thing) because we had a Twilight
double feature. By the prom scene, people were running out to get into the next theater so we could get good seats for New Moon
. My theater was packed, and seeing it with an amped crowd was so much fun. The most ruckus during the movie was when girls started growling at the fact the 12:01 AM showing was running way late. They were REALLY milking the previews. When the theater lights began to dim people started cheering only to be greeted by a preview for that Orson Wells movie. When Zac Efron's face appeared, me and Bestie looked at each other and were like, are they for real right now?
Sorry Zac Efron, you're old girly-faced news.
With each additional preview, there were a lot of COME ON ALREADY!
's and even Bestie's mom was getting ticked when she looked at her watch and said, "This is not right. What are they doing here?" FIVE freaking previews later, the show started. (Okay, so the final preview didn't count because when everyone was close to their last nerve, they throw in Remember Me
and I actually gasped audibly as other girls clapped with glee.)
Glorious, glorious New Moon
. Right from the slow transition to the title letters.
I don't even know where to begin. I read a few other people's reviews, but they don't wholly capture what I thought about the movie after leaving the theater at 2:30 in the morning completely buzzed with thoughts.
I was expecting it to be great considering the previews, but I also expected that I'd love Twilight
more, just because of the four books, Twilight
is my favorite. In fact, I hated New Moon
when I read it because I wasn't buying Jacob.
The only other thing I was afraid of is if the movie was too turmoiled. You know how there are some movies you can watch and really appreciate and love, but you also don't really want see again? For me, those are movies like Titanic
, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
, and Atonement
. The endings are heartbreaking and unavoidable, and the actors play it all so convincingly that they might as well reach in and rip your heart to shreds because by the end you don't even know what to do with yourself.
So I sat prepared to watch the movie for what it was, remembering that if I got worked up with my Jacob issues, I'd tell myself that I've read Breaking Dawn
. I know what happens. I know Edward and Bella live in literal eternal bliss in the Snow White-esque cottage complete with a picture perfect little garden. I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.
Taylor totally and completely sold Jacob to me. Taylor is the reason I'm now more forgiving of Jacob, and I almost even want Bella to give in to him. Almost. Everyone is saying what a convincing job Taylor did for this character. I couldn't agree more. His abs were secondary.
At the same time, I think the most credit due is for Kristen. Most reviews I've read so far don't mention this at all. In this movie, you can really see--more than the first one--that this was Bella's story. Kristen really seemed to get comfortable with this role, with Bella in New Moon
, and I really felt her pain. That sounds so incredibly cheesy of me, but I really did. I was on the verge of tears when Edward broke up with her. Not this kind of emotion when I read the book, let me tell you. She acted it so well I was beside myself. You understand, if you didn't already, how much of a devastation this is for her. Even writing about it now, and thinking about that scene makes my eyes teary again.
There were the right amount of romantically painful (if not painfully romantic), scenes...
but one of my favorite, if not in my favorite, scene in New Moon
is between Bella and Laurent. Right when he is about to kill her, Bella closes her eyes and says, "Edward, I love you."
It was such a small moment, but it gripped me right in my heart. To love someone so much that your final thought towards death was to express that love? Thank you, Melissa Rosenberg, for doing such a fine job with the screenplay.
That scene where Aro sees Alice's vision of Bella and with Edward as vampire? When the sunlight glimmers her face--oh, so ethereal, magical. It gave me goosebumps of anticipation for Breaking Dawn
And that ending? "Marry me?" There was an audience squee-off and when it cut right to the credits, a collaborative gasp and applause. Perfect, perfect high-note ending.
and New Moon
were my children, I wouldn't be able to say I loved one more than the other because they are both so different and capture different stories. I am just so pleased that both movies hit their marks for me. I cannot wait to see New Moon
again this weekend.
I wish I could meet Kristen just so I could tell her that I think she did an unbelievably, unfathomably beautiful portrayal of Bella in this movie. She literally had moments that physically took my breath away.
There's so much more I want to discuss, but I can't even think straight right now without getting all flustered as I remembe the movie. I'll have to leave it at this for now, otherwise there's a very good chance someone will walk in on me at this moment and ask me if I'm all right.
was so much more than I even anticipated. I have this unfounded need to talk to someone about this movie, but it has to be with people that care just as much about this whole thing because I can't just hear, "Jacob's body is HOT!" or "OMG Edward, take it off!" That's just not what makes this movie. If anyone has the same needs, send me an email or a message because I'd love to hear your thoughts too!