The Twilight Saga: New Moon(2009)
In the second installment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington, in an effort to protect Bella (Kristen Stewart) from the dangers inherent in their world. The heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school, but her frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with childhood friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner), a member of the mysterious Quileute tribe. When it becomes clear that Bella is still in grave danger, she finds herself in a race against the clock, learning both the secret of the Quileutes and Edward’s true motivation for leaving. She also faces the prospect of a potentially deadly reunion with her beloved that is a far cry from the one she’d hoped for.
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BY Rebecca Barry Hill Flicks Writer
If Twilight was a catalyst for the world’s love affair with Robert Pattinson, New Moon does the same for Kristen Stewart. The young actress shines in her umpteen close-ups, bringing the intensity of heartbreak and the single-mindedness of young love to movie-goers of all ages. The pain hurts but it’s never been prettier. ... More
Director Chris Weitz is mostly faithful to the moody tone of Catherine Hardwicke’s first film, the Vancouver bush and wild ocean providing a backdrop to the film’s stunning cinematography. But he ramps it up to feel bigger and slicker with more action and humour, awkward teen moments providing most of the laughs. Guys who didn’t appreciate the love story will find plenty to keep them interested as Jacob introduces Bella to the temper tantrums of werewolves (and essentially hormonal boys), and the protagonist gets reckless riding motorbikes and cliff-diving. She’s one of the boys, is Bella.
Whereas Twilight stands alone as a great love story, New Moon feels part of something bigger, introducing new mythologies and delving into the blood-thirsty world of the Voltari vampires in Tuscany, and the history behind the vampire and werewolves feud. The film dwells too long on some of the one-on-one dialogue and would have benefited from a slightly zippier pace but overall, New Moon does justice to the next chapter of the greatest love story of the zeitgeist.Hide
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon
I love the books they are great, was pissed that Twilight didnt follow the book closely and left out (what I felt) to be important moments of B & E's relationship. However New Moon followed the book as closely as it was allowed with the... More time limits. I think the colors were great and over all amazingly done. NEW MOON as a book was my least fav because of the break up and the toll it takes on B....However I loved the way it was handled in the movie and I dint notice that 2 hours have gone. Watched it 3 times with different grp of people and loved it. Eclipse again will be different with more action and different take on the romance. I think this is one of those movie/book series that either you love it or you dont and the rating proves it...most either give 5 or 1...LOL
If you havnt seen it and you love Twilight/romance/paranormal etc....watch it!!Hide
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