So I took the elder offspring to see New Moon last night. Contrary to what I’d been told — that this movie was even worse than the first and I could expect a good diaphragmatic workout from the giggles — I didn’t hate it. However, I can’t say I exactly enjoyed it either. Yes, it has a classic romantic triangle and significant stakes; but Bella’s just way too moody and clingy for my taste, Edward has become the front man for Emo Men Everywhere, and who honestly would pick a pale, scrawny drama king over a buff, devoted, hot manly man?
Other than that, my biggest beef (heh) concerned the ending. Now keep in mind I haven’t read the book, but when Edward proposes, I’m like, “Dude, how’s that a cliffhanger?” I mean, the girl’s emotionally blackmailed him into turning her. Unless she changes her mind at some point, he’s just got himself hooked up to an immortal stalker who’s prepared to use the threat of self-destructive behavior any time he doesn’t quite tow the line. And it’s not like she’s going to say “no”. So I guess I didn’t get how this moment was meant to make me stick around for the next movie. Can you good people explain it to me?
In the meantime, for those of you who are diehard Edward Cullen fans, here’s the perfect Christmas gift:
It’s a cross stitch pattern for a pillow. (Or I suppose if you have a dry sense of humor, a neck scarf.) Detailed instructions can be found at this link.
If you’re a Team Jacob kinda girl, why not get a computer decal like the one below?
Finally, a poll. I realize the choices offered might be abhorrent to you, but imagine I have tied you to a chair and will subject you to Mariah Carey Christmas music until you make a commitment.