This past Friday evening, THE FUTURIST! was invited to watch the sequel in the TWILIGHT saga entitled NEW MOON. It was absolutely terrible ... bad acting, an even more insane idiot plot, awful dialogue and it had the pace of a elderly person with a supermarket basket in front of you as you try to progress down a crowded frozen food aisle. It went from this brooding tale set in the cloudy misty reaches of Washington State to Italy and a secret society of evil vampires in medieval robes. Ms. Stewart's acting this time was so ridiculous ... laconic, mopey, hysterical fits in her sleep and just so full of nervous tics. When you look at this girl, you wonder why any male would be interested. She acts like she swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills and had to be slapped between scene takes to be revived. Robert Pattinson was obviously repeatedly hit on the head with a canoe oar before reading his lines. And what can one say about Taylor Lautner, the wolf boy, except that he was absolutely ... well, just use the first syllable of that adverb. That's all he was on the screen. The direction was totally different from the first film. Director Chris Weitz made no impression on THE FUTURIST!. This was a TV Movie with CGI effects; bad CGI effects ... really bad.
And this time the music by Alexandre Desplat was dull, but had the requisite cliche explosive moments and still a big YAWN. It had no character and created no mood.
Carter Burwell's music created a mood ... it enhanced the film. It was like a good cheese on a ham sandwich. It was a delight.
I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE
composed by Carter Burwell
from the film TWILIGHT (2008)