The mounting sense of pressure I blogged about with Wednesday's comic became very pronounced while I was writing today's comic.
It's been interesting tracking these last few comics about New Moon. You guys are very into it. You're posting lots of comments and submitting ranking votes in record numbers. All good things!
The ranking thing I really blowing my mind. As if this writing, 101 of you ranked Monday's comic and 92 of you ranked Wednesday's comic. When you consider the average is about 20 people, it feels really good when a comic generates over 5 times that level of interaction.
So keep it going! Keep rating the comics! Keeps submitting your feedback in the comments section. I love to read about what you guys think, so let's see more of that!
To that end... I feel a little embarrassed that I ended the arc this week with a very lame and obvious pun. But I at least hope you find it endearing. It's nice to put a bow on these things sooner rather than later before they get drawn out.
I'm wondering if anyone here saw the midnight screening of New Moon last night and if so, what did you think?
Consensus among critics is trending downward. As of this writing, the film has been given a 29% rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes. When you consider the original Twilight averaged about 49% positive, that's a red flag. Obviously Twilight has a contingent of die hard fans. But now with New Moon, nearly 25% of the people who were on board with the first movie have jumped ship. Why?
I've read that star Robert Pattinson isn't in the movie much - really only at the beginning and at the end. Co-star Kristen Stewart ends up carrying most of the movie.
Of course, this shouldn't be a surprise to fans of the books. And certainly the movie has hit upon a piece of choice casting by adding Taylor Lautner as Jacob. So there must be something that's keeping it from connecting with the critics.
Of course, this is entirely moot. The film will do just fine at the box office this weekend. Entertainment Weekly is already predicting an $80 to $100 million haul. Obviously they'll film the next two books as well. It's just food for thought. I'm all about realistic expectations, people!
Time to leave your thoughts in the comments below! Are you one of the Twi-hards who saw New Moon last night? Let us know what you thought!
You geek out about movies all the time and I'VE been supportive, haven't I?
How about supporting ME for once?
Besides, seeing a vampire movie by myself? That would really...
LI'L BIT OF VAMPIRE HUMOR, HUH?!
I GET IT!