Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Critic's Critic

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Heh, just " extended metaphor for teenage chastity..."Roger Ebert

Just when I think Ebert has been bought off by the evil minions of Studio Ghibli, he uncorks an old bottle of fizzwater — "...(spoiler) ...Jake is a werewolf" — and pops off one star.

Considering the contorted panegyrics through which Ebert tied himself in knots for Ponyo, this return to slasher sanity is almost welcome.

Glad he left Jane alone.

[Update 11/25] My daughter, a TFG in her own rite, says New Moon is actually better than the original Twilight movie, although her pronuniamentos on this topic are somewhat cryptic, at least to me. I gather she was not impressed by Dakota Fanning's interpretation of Jane, either, although the role was very small.



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