Wednesday, November 25, 2009

new loon

because it doesn't make sense for you to love me. i'm nothing... human. nothing

so goes another hollywood movie line to shake the very core of our beliefs.

jp and i watched new moon because everybody else did (so much for personal integrity). the prospect of buff half-naked boys prancing around the jungle, acting like drooling dogs, made succumbing to pop-culture peer pressure a little easier.
truth be told, it wasn’t half bad.

i’ve always had low expectations for books having movie tie-ins. it’s just usually just a tad better than their gaming counterparts.

but i digress.

i came home after the movie with an inexplicable urge to sort that line out in my mind.

make sense. what makes sense? 1+1 = 2. that makes sense, and then very little else do.

even more so when it comes to love. true, some studies linking love to a feeling of elation produced by a combination of hormones released by specific parts of the brain to ensure progeny makes sense. but to reduce all that drama to something hormonal is too lose all the romantic and spiritual significance we assign to it. so i was thinking, do we want love to make sense, anyway?

personally, i don't think love can make sense even if i want it to. however, i believe i have to make sense even if my feelings don't.

and going back to the movie: for instance - this thing about edward and jacob. sure, i am not averse to the odd threeway when it is called for. but to expect it to happen with a werewolf and a vampire? what was she thinking?

oh right, even vampires cannot read her mind. (could it be because there's nothing there?)

as the consistently divine dakota fanning playing jane said, 'this may hurt just a little.'

it might be just the green envious me talking, so

bite me.

10 comments:

id said...

love doesn't make sense because we don't have time to make sense of it. and when we do, we lose it.

sad, eh?

kiel estrella said...

@ id - is time the determining factor?

line of flight said...

@id: then maybe it wasn't really love but the will to power.

@kiel: we haven't seen it yet, but i saw the first one and was affected by it (i mean, the vampire is like 120 years old... could you imagine how inappropriate it would be for a 120 year old to date a 17 year old, regardless of whether he looks like a 17 year old?) it will be interesting how they add to that in this installment.

Mr. Scheez said...

there's only one thing i love about this film - taylor lautner. hihihi =P

Skin Ed said...

putik! sabi ko na nga ba si Dakota Fanning yun e.

bakit kaya hindi nila sinama sa soundtrack ang kantang 3 ni britney spears.

1, 2, 3
Not only you and me
Got one eighty degrees
And I’m caught in between
Countin’
1, 2, 3
Peter, Paul & Mary
Gettin’ down with 3P
Everybody loves (whisper sigh) uhhhhh
Countin’

kiel estrella said...

@ scheez - team jacob?

@ boying - ang libog mo na talaga...

fuchsiaboy said...

love doesn't make sense. it's like succumbing to the usual adaptation movie just because there are juicy man-meat in it. ;)

kiel estrella said...

@ don - hayyy! bitteresa ka kaya mader?

caloy said...

oh right, even vampires cannot read her mind. (could it be because there's nothing there?)

this is mean! hahaha! but funny..indeed. :D

Manech said...

"the prospect of buff half-naked boys prancing around the jungle, acting like drooling dogs, made succumbing to pop-culture peer pressure a little easier."

this really, really got me. haha.

:)

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