The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) (part 6 of 6)

They enter the throne room, which is a pretty cool and atmospheric set. Aro steps down from his throne, hair extensions and all, and creepily grins at the fact that Bella is still alive. He takes Edward’s hand, and starts sensing his thoughts, talking about how much Edward wants Bella’s blood, and asking how he stops himself from drinking it.

Edward says it’s not easy, which gets a laugh from Aro. Michael Sheen is playing the courtly bad guy, shall we say, above and beyond the call of duty here. I think he’s just happy to not be playing Tony Blair for a change.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) (part 6 of 6)

Edward explains to Bella that Aro can read every thought a person’s ever had just by touching them. He tells Aro that he knows the truth now, so he may as well get on with it.

Aro, still amused, remarks on the fact that Edward can’t read Bella’s mind. This gets him curious, so he decides to see if he can do it, and asks Bella’s permission. She takes his hand, and the other two Volturi watch as he has a go at probing her mind.

Sure enough, it doesn’t work. Looking taken aback, Aro tells her he probed her mind and saw “nothing”.

Hmm, shall I make the easy, obvious joke?

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    There’s this facebook page called something like ‘Screw a silver Volvo; I want a flying Ford Anglia!’

  • Austin

    I’m craving your recap of Eclipse! Please tell me you’ll complete your integral duties regarding this series!

    • Michael A. Novelli

      All taken care of, my friend…

  • loismustdie

    You know, I can’t really complain about the movie’s use of nightmares… since that’s pretty much verbatim from the book. I tried getting through it once, and then they killed the only likable character in the entire crappy excuse for a novel by turning him into a hotter (literally, although you can take the pun) version of Edward. At that point, I said f*ck you and shut the book. I think it’s still in my trunk, along with the cement and a map to the Atlantic Ocean…

    Moving on. I love this recap, I love all the recaps for the Twilight series, because there is nothing more satisfying in the world than ripping that crap a new one.