Right, I’m still a talking robots kind of girl but my sister is a vampire loving one who needed a date for the premiere so I got lucky 🙂
The quick take, New Moon is still my favourite from the Twilight Saga and I’m still Team Werewolf. More so now than before.
Unfortunately for me, my husband is an aspiring vampire :p Yes, he’d rather be Edward than Jacob and to throw a spanner in the works I’d rather be Renesme (what is with that name :P) than Bella All I can say is thank goodness we don’t live out our fantasies 😉
Bella though, looks GREAT as a vampire. I’ve never been a fan of her through out the series but I have to say I liked her in this last instalment. She was so much more interesting to watch.
Spoilers ahead so if you haven’t seen it and don’t want to know, stop reading now.
According to die hard Twilight fan aka my little sister, a lot of liberties were taken and while the heart is the same with a couple of scenes verbatim from the book, there were quite a few new ones. I’m not sure if it worked for fans of the series but I thought the pacing worked for me. I didn’t fall asleep, which I did a little in all the other episodes. So I guess that means it worked 🙂
The visual effects though were pretty sad. Don’t get me wrong there were some really nice shots but when you have a few key shots that don’t work, it leaves a bad taste in the mouths of your audience.
Then there’s a fight scene. They really should have invested some money into hiring a Asian martial arts experts to choreograph the exceptionally long scene. It was a mess and you couldn’t see who was where or what was going on. The moves were hardly graceful. To makes matters worse, it was entirely a vision. I now understand why my teachers said never write a composition where the ending says it was all a dream or imagined. It leaves worse taste in your mouth and your appetite unfulfilled. Both storytelling, no nos.
All that said and done, love stories do rock and I can see why girls and women all over the world swoon over the idea of being able to be with your soulmate forever.