This review does NOT contain spoilers.
Is it possible to marry a movie? Because if so, I'm marrying this one.
This morning, I took myself on a date. Even though I got to the box office two hours before it opened, I was still behind a lot of people, all of whom also planned to rendezvous with Edward today.
By the time I got inside, I was as icy cold as Edward. Where's a werewolf when you need one?
So just a few general observations because I don't want to ruin the movie for those of you who have yet to see it.
Firstly, I thought it was funny that all the previews were geared not to the teens, but to the 30+ females in the audience. That kinda says something, no? I must say, I had a good time listening to the reactions of the moms in the audience. I'm not sure who was swooning more, them or their kids. That's a lie; I know, it was us old folks.
In a nutshell, I bow down to the director, Chris Weitz. I knew I'd like the movie, but I didn't expect to LOVE it, especially since 1) Twilight did not meet my expectations, and 2) I didn't love the book. The movie totally blew the book out of the water. There, I said it. I laughed, I sniffed a little, and I actually even cringed a few times.
Whereas Jake was one of the main reasons I didn't love the book, he was a big part of why I loved the movie. Edward who? Relax - I'm not switching teams, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Taylor Lautner made me miss Edward less than I anticipated (no, not because of his abs, though they admittedly helped). Lautner's chemistry with Kristen Stewart made their relationship so believable. I caught myself almost rooting for him. Almost.
And speaking of KStew, the girl left her lip alone for the most part and gave a really GOOD performance. I know, I was surprised, too. In all sincerity, though, she, RPattz, and Lautner (he needs a cute nickname, too) did a great job of bringing to life the ♥ angst and dark mood ♥ that Weitz set through his brilliant production decisions. And the supporting actors were equally wonderful. (I'm thinking about applying for membership to Team Chief Swan.)
I admittedly and shockingly can't think of a single complaint. I don't even care that they cut my favorite quote from the book. It's safe to say that I will be contributing to the box office record several times.
220 days and counting
Also, I may or may not be headed to see New Moon again... in a few hours (see the label, "addiction"). ☺