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I watched the New Moon teaser. I sort of absently drifted through the first minute, but then the trailer gave away the werewolf transformation and I was paying attention again.

Honestly, I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but I like werewolf movies better than vampire movies. In general, with the obvious Buffy exception, I like werewolf stories better. Although the possibility of me seeing New Moon in theaters is barely 2 cents above complete nil, when it comes out on video I will look forward to the werewolf parts. It's so rare that werewolves look cool in movies. This one looks like an enormous wolf. I'm pretty down with that; in books, that's the way that seems best to me. It's better than the werewolf in Harry Potter 3 or in DW's "Tooth and Claw." I remember the ones in Being Human and American Werewolf in London as properly gross, which is a step above silly.

I'd much rather be a werewolf than a vampire, if I had to choose. Similar powers: heighened vision, hearing, physical strength. You live with the terror of hurting/eating/killing your friends no matter what, but being locked up in a cell for 3 nights a month is about a quadrabillion times better than never seeing the sun again. Plus, werewolves can still eat pasta and ice cream and avacado and salmon and tomatoes and mango smoothies. Um, shut up. I haven't had breakfast this morning.

But back to NM trailer: when Edward says 'this is the last time you'll ever see me' my first thought was "Really? Good to know." Followed immediately then by my movie watcher cynicism and the reminder that there are actually 4 books and future vampire babies somewhere included.

Date: 2009-06-02 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadingembers.livejournal.com
Jaina, Arafel, and IrenaK made a nutty adventure of seeing Twilight in theatres, armed with rums and cokes. This is probably how we will also view New Moon. So if you find yourself in New Jersey in November, join us :)

Date: 2009-06-02 06:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com

Why do none of you live on the west coast??? OMG, why? Why do 90% of my favorite fandom people exist 3,000 miles away?

I would so go to see bad movies with you guys and drink alcohol and squee. If I ever end up visiting that area, I will hit you all up for fandom RL fun timez.

Date: 2009-06-02 06:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
Likewise, if you visit Southern California! I actually met up with Jaina last year at Comic Con, though I'm not going this year.

Date: 2009-06-02 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadingembers.livejournal.com

All this being said, the trailer makes it look like they changed some major stuff from the book, which will hopefully prove as entertaining as everything the first movie changed from the book.

Date: 2009-06-02 07:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
LOL to your icon!

Dude, just let me know when.

I haven't read any of the books, even though I'm wildly spoiled from both LJ and my family members (my mom and my cousin read them; my cousin because her daughter Elizabeth is 10 and wanted to read Twilight. My cousin chatted with me at length about the ridiculousness of it, heh, but she still let her daughter read it. Apparently, Elizabeth wasn't that interested in reading more.)

Date: 2009-06-02 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadingembers.livejournal.com
Elizabeth is a smart girl. I read them all so I could cover them in Disorganization XIII for our Spoiler panel, and then kinda sorta got addicted to this thriving world of Twilight parody. (Emmett is my favorite character based solely off of Growing Up Cullen - it's not like he gets actual characterization in the books.)

Date: 2009-06-02 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com
It looks like Laurent actually comes looking for Bella in the movie, which makes way more fucking sense than randomly bumping into her in a meadow.

Date: 2009-06-02 11:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
Ficticious meadows are busy places! They're practically the malls of swooning romance novels.

Date: 2009-06-02 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gojira007.livejournal.com
I think I too ultimately prefer Werewolves to Vampires, though my tastes in fiction rarely lead me to stories that involve either.

Date: 2009-06-03 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryanitenebrae.livejournal.com
In general, I've always found werewolves and shapeshifters to be more interesting than vampires - vampires are all right, but in our modern culture far too over-sexualized and idealized, whereas werewolves seldom are, and I appreciate the type of romanticism tied to werewolves more, as it has more to do with being one than dating one.

Date: 2009-06-03 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donna-c-punk.livejournal.com
I like zombie flicks more than either one. Probably because zombies bring out the humanity in people more than werewolves or vampires do. Since, well, a zombie movie is 9 times out of 10 going to deal with the humans rather than the zombies. And I always find myself wondering, when the Zombie Apocalypse comes, would I be a) willing to cross a town full of flesh-eating monsters to save a family member, b) willing to behead/destroy brain of a family member if they'd become infected or turned or c) dead within the first few moments of it.

Though, if I have to choose between a werewolf flick or a vampire one, it'd be werewolves. Definitely in the case of Twilight, since Jacob was the only character in the film I actually LIKED and could tolerate.


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