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‘New Moon’: Better than ‘Twilight’…and it’s Because of…JACOB!

posted by Donna Freitas

Taylor-Lautner.jpgI was in the theater last Friday morning, the day of the release of ‘New Moon,’ with the rest of the screaming, teenage Twilight fans. Though, a good number of us were in the “I’m thirty-something and I love Twilight and I don’t care what anyone else says or thinks” bracket, too; or as Washington Post writer, Monica Hesse suggests in her article, “Twilight,’ the love that dare not speak its shame,” a category of “Good, smart, literary women [who] tried to resist the romantic-vampire phenomenon. And then, alas, they bit.”
Anyway, the biggest shocker of all for me as to why I enjoyed the movie so much: Jacob Black. I loved, loved, loved how the film portrayed Jacob Black, his transformation from sweet teenage boy to powerful, vicious werewolf, and most of all, watching the evolution of his relationship with Bella. Taylor Lautner as Jacob was likable, funny, romantic–and broody, too, but not on the level of the film’s version of Edward. As a long time member of Team Edward, I was not prepared for how much I was going to like Jacob–in fact, I thought I wouldn’t like ‘New Moon’ as a film very much because it’s really Jacob’s story more than anything else. But as I watched Bella grow close to Jacob and eventually enter into a series of moments where they come close enough to kiss, I found myself thinking, “Kiss him! Kiss him! He’s way less broody than Edward!” It almost feels blasphemous to admit this.


The moral of the story: ‘New Moon’ as a film successfully sets up Jacob as a real rival to Edward–which is no easy task–and may even leave audiences wondering why Bella chooses Edward in the end. I know I felt conflicted about it. And overall, ‘New Moon’ is full of action, never has a lull, the Volturi are fantastic and add a wonderful dash of humor to the experience. ‘New Moon’ is certainly not high brow stuff–it’s fun and frothy, through and through–but isn’t that why it’s so great to see? Fantasticly entertaining. And I’ll be curious to know what you other Twilight and Team Edward fans think about Twilight II, and if you liked Jacob as much as I did!



  • Chloe Chapman

    I am the biggest fan of Jacob Black ever! I have posters of him, I have everything about him. I am even re-searching Taylor Lautner and writing a biography about him and a family tree. Im absoloutley in love with Jacob Black/Taylor Lautner. All my friends know it im Jakes no.1 fan.
    lots and lots of love to Jacob
    Chloe Chapman
    P.S. If you could find the kindness in your heart to write to me my address is
    9 Park Street
    Princes Risborough
    Buckinghamshire
    England
    AND tell all americans that English dont have posh accents we speak the same as you! Ha ha !

  • Julie

    He totally made the movie! I am amazed that they wanted to recast his character. He was perfect, perfectly shirtless!! LOL!

  • sara

    i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove you taylor

  • sara

    I really love you Love

  • Bella (Actually my real name

    I agree! I didn’t have any idea what the movie was going to be like without Edward, (team Edward) but I was VERY suprised! I am actually kind of mad, because I want to hate Jacob Black, soooo much! But it’s not how the movie paints him, it’s because of Taylor Lautner! I guess I hate Jacob, but love Taylor. And, same here, I wanted Bella to kiss him too! And I too wondered why she chose Edward. I see myself as a traitor, and am very unhappy with myself. But what can I do? Other than them casting someone else as Jacob, (and I CANNOT imagine that) than I am stuck! Help me!

  • tamara brown

    taylor lautner is ssoooo cute i cant believe he was about to get replcaed!!!y do people like edward/rob.team jacob all the way

  • og dubble

    hi tamara dis is ya grl and i am saying dat i love chris tubbs and i wanted u to know publicly and also dat talor is ugly just kidding about dat chris thing and yeah so

  • tamara brown

    ORRAE IS IN LOVE WIT CHRIS TUBBS SHE WANTA F**K N HE SLEEP LOL

  • og dubble

    yo wut up yo

  • og dubble

    hell no she don’t i love chris tubbs and he no it cause me and him go out nd i am having his baby and tamara can back off with her ugly self and she will never get him or taylor ever so yeah

  • tamara brown

    hey wats up

  • og dubble

    hey tamara how u doin

  • Kate

    ugg ugly

  • http://google purple_frost

    he looks like an alien.. he’s not hot.

  • lynn

    listen purple-frost who u talkin about taylor cause if u r then ur wrong he so sexy , hot , ect.

  • lulu

    i think he looks way SEXYER without long hair (long hair EEEEWWW

  • purple_nurple

    for one he is sexcii out of this world so anyone who disagree are stupid

  • lynn

    thats whats up.Yo purple_nurple i have to agree with you if they think he is ugly they are stupid and more.

  • rub_ed

    i think he is the hottest guy that could ever live. i don’t like the movie Valentines Day cause Taylor Swift kises him. i hate it.

  • gleice moreira

    oi sou brasileira e so posso dizer a ele PARABÉNS pelo sucesso, e muita boa sorte na sua vida.

  • http://jacob amanda

    yes jacob is so so so fine i can rip he’s shirt off

  • http://Google Leilah

    Olá,
    Sou brasileira, Leilah e sou surda ( Deficiente Auditiva )
    Gostaria que falar com você no email privicidade e achei que você é muito importante e talentoso… Admiravél…
    Eu admito seu trabalho é muito profissional perfeito 100%.
    Taylon Lautner é um jovem com muito talendo além de ter uma beleza além do normal,prova disso e a quantidade de pessoas que declarção o amor pelo lindo ator.O filme é um romance muito intenso e cheio de suspence…Crepusculo é tudo de bom e o Taylon e uma das razões do sucesso imensso.

  • Your Name

    HAHAHAHA TAYLOR IS VERY HOT AND HE DONT STOP TO SMILE I RELLY LIKE YOU… BUT HE NEVER IS GOING TO SEE NO ONE ONLY THE FAMOUS PERSONS BUT HE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL BUT IS REALLY LADIES STOP SAYS THAT LOVE SOMEONE WHEN HE NEVER IS GOING TO SEE YOU ONLY THINK IN FAMOUS LADIES NEVER IS GOING TO THINK IN OTHER PERSON NEVER ME NEVER YOU THINK…..ALL THE PERSONS WHAT TO BE FAMOUS FOR THAT BUT PLZ THINK….

  • ***karen***

    ****HOLA****
    CHIKITO TE VES BIEN CHOMI SIN KAMISA baby

  • http://derby.able-plumbing.co.uk Timmy Plumber

    Agreed, Jacob did make Twilight New Moon better then the first one. The only thing I didn’t like in New Moon was the emotional goodbye between Edward and Bella when he left.

  • http://www.topfatlosstrainer.com/celebrity-workouts/ Brad Campbell

    Amen to that, Twilight: New Moon makes the Twilight Saga much better than the previous one.

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