THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
SYNOPSIS: In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.
REVIEW: Yes itís here, finally the moment has come. This is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. What hype, what excitement, what a following, what a fan base, what a bunch of Robert Pattinson freaks! But wait, there is a new development . . . Taylor Lautner is grabbing a whole lot of attention and now the question of the day is are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Bella (Kristen Stewart) is now caught in the middle of these two very important guys in her life and she is torn. She has both of them eating out of her hands; quite powerful for an ordinary human girl. But she does go through her share of pain and bad heartbreak. It is tragic as she tries to fit in a world where she really doesnít belong.
This movie is going to be big at the box office. I believe it will top the first one because it is better than the first one. Even though some parts are cheesy/corny, the overall production is great, the love triangle scenario is intriguing, and the story has a lot more substance as it unfolds to show a bigger picture of this saga. Some people say that they donít want to see a movie about vampires and werewolves and stuff like that but this movie is so much more. The first one laid out the groundwork and now this one is so much easier to get wrapped up in. It is more like a bizarre love story than a sci-fi thriller, yet it has elements of both. Iíve got to admit, it is an entertaining and interesting movie. The special effects were also better this time around. Now weíre dealing with werewolves as well as vampires and itís really cool. Of course, Bella is in the thick of it all. As you would imagine, the action sequences are pretty good too.
When you ask people what they didnít like about Twilight, many might say Kristen Stewartís performance. Well, guess what, she is just that way and you get more of the same in this film . . . well okay, maybe she was a little better. Her performance didnít bother me too much because I already realized that she is just that way, somewhat shy and lightly expressive. You can never accuse her of over acting, thatís for sure. The two other major players, Robert and Taylor, were good with solid performances. Then again, when it comes to these guys and the ladies in the viewing audience, itís more about the eye candy than their performances (lots of shirtlessness for example). I really enjoyed Dakota Fanningís cameo . . . sharp. Another enjoyable aspect of the film is the breathtaking locations and overall cinematography. It is an appropriate backdrop for this story, mostly rainy, overcast weather with lush woods, steep cliffs, and vast fields. It really adds to the mood and effect of the storytelling. Director Chris Weitz (Down to Earth, About a Boy, The Golden Compass) did a good job of following Catherine Hardwickeís directorial performance in Twilight by maintaining the essence of the story while adding a little more intensity. Even if you are not a Twilight fan, this is still a decent movie to
By Cine Marcos
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What a great disappointment! The 2 movies are the worst book-adaptations EVER!
U r right with the box-office, but no one will watch this a second time!
Chris Weitz: Please never do a movie again! PLEEEEEEEAAAASEEEE!
Excellent movie! It's a shame that we can't fit an entire novel into a couple of hours but if you didn't read the book, you get a bonus treat by reading it now...and if you did, well, then you know they highlighted the good stuff and fit as much in as possible. Taylor Lautner truly comes into his own in this one. It's action, adventure, romance, and a teensy bit of horror-myth wrapped up into one exciting flick. I loved Twilight and I was impressed that New Moon was even better. I can only pray that Eclipse will, well, ECLIPSE them both and be the best of the lot!
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Director: Chris Weitz
Writer: Melissa Rosenberg
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Duration: 2hrs 10mins
Staring: Kristen Stewart
Producer: Wyck Godfrey
Distributor: SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT
Rating: PG-13 for some violence and action
Release Date: November 20, 2009
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