Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon on Monday

Oh, yes, I did. I saw New Moon this weekend. Did you hear that it broke the record for biggest opening day? So like so many of the female persuasion, Friday night was girl's night out to the movie theater. We arrived almost an hour early to make sure we got a seat. I purchased my ticket earlier in the week through Fandango.com. My dinner that night was buttered popcorn and these tasty treats.
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I have never gone to a movie on opening weekend before. Even though the screaming teenage girls were loud, I had fun observing which parts they liked and which parts they thought were cheesy. I was surprised that Jacob received more hoots and hollers when he first appeared on the screen than Edward (though he got plenty of catcalls). The biggest burst of cheers and screams came when Jacob took off his shirt to mop up the blood on Bella's forehead (if you saw it, I know you remember that seen!). There were a few parts that many girls burst out laughing (one being of a scene where Bella and Edward run through a meadow). It was a cheesy scene, so I laughed at the scene and at the laughter too. The book of course was better, but the movie entertained me. It was good, not great, but I enjoyed my night at the movies.

What amazed and surprised me most about New Moon was the number of people I knew that saw it on opening weekend. Like I said, I rarely go to the movie theater, let alone on opening weekend. On Facebook, there were so many posts of friends going to see New Moon. I went to a family birthday party and many of the ladies just went to the movie or were planning on going the next day. Amazing! We enjoyed hashing over the scenes and of course stating whether we were Team Edward or Team Jacob. (I'm Team Jacob) Are you a sucker for Edward or do you howl for Jacob (I stole that cheesy line from an article by the way)?

Also, did anyone else notice that the movie was released during the week of the new moon of this month???? Eclipse is my favorite book of the series, so I will certainly be in the theater watching that movie next summer!

18 comments:

Denise said...

OMG. I loved the movie. I know it wasn't a great movie, but I love the story (and the boys). I was on Team Edward but now I'm leaning toward Team Jacob.

Solvang Sherrie said...

And here I thought you were going to have the Duran Duran song playing :)

Keri Mikulski said...

I can't wait to see it!! :)

adrienne said...

My daughter went with her friends - I have yet to see it (we're Team Jacob here, BTW). It must have been fun to go opening weekend!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm with Sherrie - I love Duran Duran! ;-)
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Kelly said...

Denise- It's so fun to see a story you read about onscreen (especially when portrayed by cute boys).
Sherrie- I was hoping someone would catch that! (I love Duran Duran)
Keri and Adrienne- Hope you get to see it soon!
Shannon - ME too!!

Kelly H-Y said...

Too funny ... we, too, rarely go to the movie theatre, let alone on an opening weekend ... BUT, we got to do the same as well ... but with a different movie - The Blindside - AMAZING, perfect movie! Glad you had a fun weekend! :-)

Shelli said...

oh i did not notice the moon - i bet that was deliberet - they can project those cycles way in advance. I thought the first movie was much better.

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, I haven't seen the first movie yet. I so need to do that. It would be more fun to see with a group of gals, though.

Kelly said...

Kelly- I heard that was an amazing movie. I want to see that one too!
Shelli- I may have liked this one better, but maybe because I'm Team Jacob :)
PJ- This is definitely a girls night out movie!

Anita said...

Husband got my daughter and her friends tickets, which is cute, because he has no clue about any of this TWILIGHT stuff. I drove the girls there and picked them up. The ten minutes after pick up, I think I heard the word "hot" one million times. I'm glad they're building memories.

Sharon Mayhew said...

I loved the movie. I guess it's a romantic comedy. You are right about the audience reactions, they were great fun to observe. Jacob...what can one say???? (HOT)

sruble said...

Thanks for the movie review. I'm still waiting to go, but I'll be going by myself. My husband refuses to see it after watching Twilight with me when it came out. I like the actor that plays Jacob, but I am Team Edward all the way!

This is my very least favorite of the books, in fact I pretty much hated it (although I did like it more once Edward got back in the story). So I figure the movie has got to be better than the book for me!

Kelly said...

Anita- That was nice of your hubby! Fun event for your daughter and friends to attend (and gawk at the boys) together!
Sharon- Yep, I'd say both Edward and Jacob are easy on the eyes!:)
Sruble-Eclipse is my favorite of the series, so I'm looking forward to the next movie!

sruble said...

I liked Eclipse too. I can't wait to see what they do with that one too.

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

Sounds like a fun girl's night out!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim

wordwranglernc.wordpress.com said...

sounds like you had a fabulous time, my friend. GNO rocks!

hugs,
Donna

Nora MacFarlane said...

I also saw it opening night. Fun audience! My daughter wanted to see it for her birthday this weekend, so I previewed it first and decided it was okay for her to go. We saw it together Saturday. She loved it!