Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon may be new, but the hype is getting old...

Judging by the posts showing up in my subscriptions this morning, I think a good 25% of the bloggers I follow are giggly Twi-hards.

I'm having more fun reading the reviews of movie reviewers like Roger Ebert (who doesn't seem to like New Moon very much). And for once, I think I'd have to agree with the Vatican:

"This theme of vampires in Twilight combines a mixture of excesses that, as ever, is aimed at young people and gives a heavy esoteric element. ... This film is nothing more than a moral vacuum with a deviant message and as such should be of concern."

I can't speak about the movie, but that certainly applies to the books. Just because nobody has sex doesn't mean a movie or book is "moral". I'm not sure exactly what the Vatican is referring to there, though. Is it the shallow emphasis on shiny cars and physical perfection? Is it the violence? Or is it the old men who hang around in places where they'll have access to underage kids? Hmmm...


  1. I'm seeing New Moon tomorrow afternoon. If I had it my way I'd have seen it last night, again today, and again tomorrow. But alas, the hubby has said I can wait because we have plans to see it w/ friends.

    I don't care about the hype any more. I'm going because I think it's great they made books I read into movies. I think New Moon will kick some ass. I can't wait to see Jacob bloom. :)
    And the other 3 people going with me all read the series on my recommendation. :) It's going to be great.

  2. No kidding. If I see one more of those posts I'm gonna scream.

  3. I am actually surprised how many bloggers are twihards. I don't why though, I really shouldn't have been surprised. :/

    Ooh, my favorite review is this one:

    Love it.

    I agree, the New Moon movie reviews, are endlessly entertaining. I've been having a good time reading them :p

  4. I agree completely. I am so ready for all this hype to go away.