Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Moon

Having such an, er, (un)healthy appetite for all things Twilight I was super duper excited to see New Moon. From the moment I nestled into my armchair and the lights dimmed I was ready to be swept back to the chilly little town of Forks. I must say at times it really felt like I was there! I have to hand it to the good people at Village Cinemas they are really working hard to get all the senses involved in the cinema experience… I was f-f-freezing! Unfortunately that's where the connection between me and what was on screen start and end.
Although I am officially on team Edward I was really looking forward to re-living the build up of the sexual tension between Bella and Jacob, and the moment when it seems as though they are finally going to ‘get it on’. Unfortunetly this moment fell a little flat; it really was not all that much of a moment at all. Honestly the real stand-out moment was when Jacob took his top off for the first time and kept it off for most of the remainder of the movie. This truly is a something that must been seen on the big screen not just to witness Jacob’s buff body in all of its glory, but also for the comedic value of listening to what appeared to be mostly women in their late twenties and early thirties giggle like teenagers (me included). Jacob's abs, pecs and biceps really were the stars of the show.
Oh and I didn’t forget about Edward, poor Edward (I am still on your team), my heart went out to him, or should I say Robert Pattinson when the only response to his drawn on abs was the sound of tumbleweed blowing in the wind. In the limited number of scenes Edward was in I was on the edge of my seat waiting of him to crack a smile, unfortunetly this moment never came. Yes I know Edward is the stern, over-protective and some what controlling boyfriend but a little advice for Rpattz: don't forget that Bella is ‘frequently dazzled’ by Edward so you have got to show a bit of the charm that won us over in Twilight.
Watching this movie was a pretty painful experience; the acting seemed really contrived. By the time the credits were rolling I felt a little empty and was still waiting for the big crescendo. It seemed to me that they were just going through the motions until they can get to the next part of the story and we the saps in the audience paid $17 each to see it. Even though New Moon is part of a ‘saga’ the movie should stand on its own. In the end I just didn't warm to this interpretation Stephanie Meyer’s story… or maybe I was just too damned cold.

Monday, July 27, 2009

OMG Amazing...

Bikes I would love to ride around the streets of Melbourne... When I have the time and the weather is sunny again.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crush after the crash

One thing that break-ups have taught me is that in order to get over the crash you need a little crush! So here is mine... Edward Cullen.

When I first heard about Twilight I dismissed it as juvenile and had scoffed "a girl in love with a vampire" on more than one occasion. Oh how my opinion was about to change... One lazy Sunday afternoon I decided to see what all the fuss was about. The moment I saw the beautiful mysterious Edward walk into the school cafeteria I was bitten.
A few days passed and I couldn't fight my insatiable hunger. I watched the movie again but still this wasn't enough. Then I decided to read the books, which I devoured in a little over a week. After dropping the T-word one too many times a friend finally asked “what’s the appeal?” my answer in one word was: delicious! The sexual tension and the dangerous allure of the brooding and tortured Edward was just too enticing. From the look on her face I could tell she understood, but was not prepared to immerse herself in this world for fear of being overcome as I, and others before me had.
When I finished the books I felt a little lost and also very greedy – had I really consumed all four books in such a short time? Now all I am left with is an unhealthy obsession with a fictional character. But I think Edward was just what I needed. Underneath the danger he is just an old fashioned boy looking for someone to love. Ahhh, so maybe romance isn’t dead after all and there is an old fashioned boy out there for me too…

I suppose there are worse things I could be doing right now.