Sunday, November 22, 2009
All in all, it wasn't exactly what I'd been expecting from a pack of werewolves. (Bella Swan)
I took my daughter and a couple of her friends to see New Moon this afternoon. I was surprised to really enjoy the show.
I had gone with her to see Twilight when it opened, and I hadn't been impressed. Of course, I hadn't been impressed with the books, even though I read them all. I thought Bella was a self-centered, immature character in the novels. In the movie, the actress didn't seem to make any effort to increase her character's likability.
I don't know what was different this time. But New Moon was much better. I still didn't like Bella's character, but she didn't annoy me quite as much. And I will confess to enjoying the sight of Jacob in all his muscular glory. (I wasn't the only one, judging from the loud sighs and catcalls of the rest of the audience.)
The only complaint I had was that there were three noisy teenagers who laughed and talked throughout the entire movie. Next time, I'm leaving my daughter and her friends home!