The MTV Video Music Awards were televised yesterday, and, as always, the ceremony was quite the self-congratulatory spectacle and bastion of controversy, with the douchebaggery highlight of the evening going to Kanye West, as he confirmed to the world that he is an egocentric, dim-witted, poor-mannered loser when he upstaged Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video winner’s speech. Thankfully, West was booed out of the auditorium and received a glut of negative Tweets about his unsportsmanlike behavior, the best of which was Katy Perry’s, “F*** u Kanye. It’s like you stepped on a kitten.”
At any rate, between West, Lady Gaga’s crazy blood-soaked performance of Paparazzi, Lil’ Mama’s takeover of Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s duet of Empire State of Mind and the not-so-funny musings and jokes from the show’s host, Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), people completely forgot about the big movie news of the evening:
The final trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
In case you missed the preview, you can watch the two-plus minute trailer below. As expected, we’ve got more brooding Edward, more angst-ridden Jacob and the ever whiny Bella, who is starting to sound like a dude from all the smoking she does. We also get to see shots of Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning as members of the Volturi family.
So, what’s the verdict? I’d like to know your thoughts. Personally, I think it looks a step above Twilight and should quench the thirsts of the hungry Twihards who have been pining for New Moon all year. There are some seemingly corny bits, but those appear more story-based and less about the skill of the filmmakers. Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts please. If you’ve read the book (or books), based on the trailer how will the movie version hold up?