May 31, 2010
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.
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?