Saturday, 21 November 2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

My housemates and I have been waiting all week with our tickets at the ready to see the second Twilight film - New Moon. We finally went to see it last night (the first night) and I've honestly never seen the cinema so packed!

I have read the first 3 books so I knew the plot but unlike with Twilight, I wasn't disappointed with the film. 'Twilight' seemed to leave out parts of the book which I had really enjoyed and I also wasn't connecting so much with the characters. Although my housemate is obsessed by Robert Pattinson (who plays Edward) - once I saw the posters for 'New Moon', I knew I would enjoy watching Taylor Lautner (Jacob the Wolf). When we arrived at the cinema we were faced with 2 huge posters with 'Team Edward' and 'Team Jacob' which had stickers all over them with messages, mostly written by the giggly 15 year old girls that screamed all the way through the film.

Each time someone took their top off or kissed or did anything remotely sexual, the entire screening room was filled with screams. It was quite funny at first but soon got annoying.

I must say I much preferred 'New Moon' to 'Twilight' as it was more true to the book. After seeing the ending, I'm glad I've read the next book, I wouldn't like to have to wait to find out what happens! 

A few facts about New Moon:

- It shattered the midnight opening record, raking in an estimated $26.27 million at 3,514 sites showing the movie starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The previous benchmark was Harry Potter and the Half-Bloog Prince, which conjured $22.2 million at 3,003 sites for its midnight opening. 

- Actors of the wolf pack went through "wolf camp" together to get buff and bond with each other.

- New Moon premiered in the US on 17 November 2009, which, in the Lunar Cycle, is a new moon.

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