Forks, Washington resident Bella Swan is reeling from the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, and finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black, a werewolf. But before she knows it, she's thrust into a centuries-old conflict, and her desire to be with Edward at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.
I'm not a Twilight fanatic, nor am I a hater (like most of you). I think this movie was decent. It certainly is no where close to Dark Knight or Star Wars, or, for the romantic, A Walk to Remember, but it is good. The acting is much better than the first, which is a plus- it's less awkward and more relaxing. I'd also say when you watch it, think like a teenager. Leave behind a realistic world and imagine Twilight. Really, don't be a hater or a fanatic, simply, just a reviewer.
Ok so the books were great reads, but just because it looks great on paper dosn't mean that it will sound good on screen. I think that the writers for this movie were so scared of the twi-fans that they didn't even touch the dialouge for this movie. Ok guys let me explain something just because we can read Bella's thoughts in the book dosn't mean that we can read Kristen Stewart face in the movie, oh yeah and puting thoughts in letters to Alice to cover up the fact that your actors need lessons in facial expressions does not cut it sorry. Oh and a nother thing, when a book says somthing abouth a person being beautiful beyond recognition it dosn't mean that you put shiny powder on their faces, it means you soup up your make-up department and make you answers beautiful beyon recognition!!!!! Dakota Fanning is cute but you guys could have done a much better job. And that is just the tip of the ice burge on how you screwed up this movie, but im getting carple tunnle from all the comments I have for this movie, so I'm hoping that you will get the gist of this review unless you can't read and then that would really explain why you messed up in the first place.
I'm sorry, but watching bad actors pose for the camera with constipated looks on their faces is not my idea of entertainment.
With most of the action given to us in the 30 second t.v. commercial, the movie is just an endless stream of bad, overly melodramatic angst-driven drivel. Get on with it already!! This flick makes the worst day-time soap opera seem like an action movie!!
A a simple 9 words can summarize my review for "The Twilight Saga:New Moon". Those words are: New Moon does not live up to its hype. This anticipated sequal has terrible acting, okay visuals and poor story. First off, Kristen Stewart needs acting lessons. Practicly the whole movie she stood with a blank stare on her face. After Robert Pattinson leaves her (but who wouldnt with her acting skills), she goes into pure depression for 3 months. This just proves my point how bad her acting in this movie was. The visuals were fair at moments such as when Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) miraculously turns into a werewolf. Other parts such as when Laurent the vampire ran, made the visuals look horrible. The story made me want to puke. Edward leaves, she starts to fall for Jacob, but gets back together with Edward in the end. Ugh. I would not reccomend going to see this movie, for those reasons. And the added reason that whenever Jacob has his shirt off every girl in the theatre starts to whistle.
My girlfriend and I are in our twenties and she dragged me to both of these "for the lolz." The first one I saw in the theater while I was sobering up. This time a friend torrented both and we watched them at their place, with drinks. I'm not sure if it was the beer, the fact that I spent most of the movie surfing the web, or that the cam-job came with a laugh track and cut off most of the werewolf-dude's head, making him pretty easy on the eyes, but this one seemed significantly better.
By "better" of course, I mean less terrible. Seriously, the plot, script, and directing all contribute to making these movies unwatchable. The movie really focuses around the creators' perceptions of what it means to be an angsty teen, and I found this to be well characterized by the various drinking games I found online. If you don't know anything about the Twilight series, you could do worse than to try to glean insight from reading rules such as "Drink when Edward tells Bella to stay away from him, then stalks her anyway" or "Drink when Bella bitches and whines about something for no reason." Take this into consideration when weighing how much you really like your girlfriend.
At The Movies
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG) * * *
Director: Chris Weitz
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Audience Suitability: PG
Rating: * * *
Studio: E1 Films
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2009
Running Time: 130 Minutes
By ROBERT WALDMAN
My original title for this piece was supposed to read threesome. Not wanting to scare away any younger readers the case of a woman torn between two lovers is at the heart of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Again Summit Entertainment and E1 are set to rake in zillions of dollars for the second installment of the Stephenie Meyer novels. Big line-ups need to be braved to get in on all the fun at Empire Oakridge Cinemas, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City sites around B.C.
Never take the female audience for granted. Do so at your own peril. Fans of the first Twilight movie will not be disappointed as we are reunited with the original cast. Heartthrob Robert Pattinson, fresh off a rather lukewarm performance as Salvador Dali in the little seen Little Ashes, returns to familiar territory as mysterious Edward Cullen. By birth a vampire the Cullen clan has largely retreated to the hinterland leaving poor Bella Swan, the human girl, in a continual state of depression and frayed nerves. She is sick big time for this hunk and again Kristen Stewart (Adventureland) runs with the part.
TAYLOR LAUTNER SETS TEMPERATURES SOARING AS CARING WEREWOLF
Teenage girls obviously can relate to the romantic elements of this film and they are in abundance. Besides being homesick and lovesick for the ever pouting ashen faced Edward our Ms. Swan also gets a tad closer to her other homegrown friend Jacob Black. Aboriginal blood runs through this strapping lad’s veins and as depicted by handsome Taylor Lautner (Cheaper by the Dozen 2) you can almost sense the hormones hopping. Removal of a shirt here and there by Lautner clearly is intended to excite girls and that he does.
Fans of the series and books should know by now that Jacob represents the wolf clan while Edward lays claim to a vampire throne. Finally, after one hour of waiting, we get to see some action as the werewolf beasts and nasty vampires show their claws and fangs in this beautifully shot, nicely developed love triangle.
Director Chris Weitz (About a Boy) succeeds in creating a great Harlequin Romance type story with tragic figures. Teens who have endured problems with sexual relationships will clearly be able to identify with the mood swings and lust trails that impact all the central youthful characters here. Parents also get to share in the festive offerings as being raised by a single dad also impacts the already messed up Bella.
Shot in and around Vancouver, British Columbia The Twilight Saga: New Moon has a gloomy, wet atmosphere that perfectly fits the somber mood of this story. Unlike other blockbusters its really character development that plays a central role in this movie with the actual special effects creations that generate the vampire flights and werewolf attacks few in number and appearing very late in the game. Slight bits of humour also creep into the script that makes this second outing a nice pick-me-up from the first surprise hit.
ROBERT PATTINSON GETS UNDEREXPOSED in NEW TWILIGHT
Girls wanting to see more of the lead star, Robert Pattinson, will be sorely disappointed as most of his scenes are done in a dream-like sequence with Taylor Lautner clearly taking centre stage as the new love interest of Bella. What makes the whole movie successful, however, revolves around the intense emotional rollercoaster suffered by Bella. Under lots of tension and stress originating from ruptured love affairs Kristen Stewart is easily the glue that holds this story together. Without the intensity of Ms. Stewart’s emotional conflicts The Twilight Saga: New Moon may have well stalled. Look for the third film in the series (that has already been shot), to hit screens next spring with an even bigger bang.
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I just recently saw New Moon from previously seeing Twilight. I think New Moon was outstanding! All of the actors and actresses acted just like vampires, mortals and warewolves. I highly recommend seeing this movie! The only down point is that at the end of this movie Edward asks Bella to marry him in return of him changing Bella into a vampire as a promise to the Voulturi. Bella gasps and does not answer, I suppose the answer will be in the next movie Eclipse. Again I highly recommend you see this movie!