Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Reviews

Twilight Saga: New Moon

Twilight Saga: New Moon

Release Date: Nov 20, 2009

Genre: Action/AdventureHorror

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 5
    amazing ! better then the first twilight ! best movie ever ! i would recommend seeing this movie ! It make you want to see the next one so badly, when it comes out. You should defiantly see this if you didn't. It was really good. It is my favorite movie.
  • 1
    Lots of talk and more talk, minimal action. Though, both male stars (Pattison and Lautner) also get their butts kicked by their own kind in one of the few action defense of Belle too, so that was uniquely different in it's own way.

    This movie seemed more like a modeling advertisement to woo teens rather then a movie.
  • 5
    It was awsome! Packed full of romantic scenes and a lot of action. Very emotional, story line was very consistant with the first movie twilight. Let's just say it kept you guessing... perfect for ppl who love sexy vampires! Lol, Team Edward woohoo! Can't wait for Eclipse!!!
  • 4
    wow i loved the movie.
    and it wasn't a waste of my time at all.
    for those of you who have read the books
    and understand the movie it might actually be better for you.

    i personally havnt read new moon.
    because i could stand the book.
    but when i watched the movie it's the best movie i've seen in
    a long time!

  • 1
    a major disappointment. too much ado about nothing. America.,..are we that bored with life??? that we need this crap>? Thank God for movies like 2012,men who stare at goats and the blind side. They make up for this teeny bopper crap....AND I AM A TEENAGER! hOLLYWOOD...WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? ALL OF US TEENAGERS ARE GOING TO SWOON OVER THIS??
  • 1
  • 3
    This review is really two reviews in one. The first is for people like me: people coming into the Twilight series with fresh eyes and no history with the books. The second is for its core audience.

    For those of us not well versed in the Stephanie Meyer's world of vampires wolves, it's hard to understand what all the fuss is about. Twilight was nearly unwatchable for me. It seemed like the filmmakers knew they had to get this out as quickly as possible before their core audience grew too old to pay $11 to see it, and that first film is an absolute mess. New Moon does slightly better in terms of filmmaking, but not by much. It doesn't help that the story just isn't that involving to anyone not interested in vampires (which I'm not) or not a teenage girl (which I'm not). I'd try and explain what happens, but like I said, this part of the review is for people just coming into this movie, and you're pretty well lost if you haven't seen Twilight. You can see this film if you want, and attempt to get involved in Edward and Bella's story, but that would be like watching one of the later Harry Potter films with absolutely no in-point. For those people, this movie is like a its target audience: over dramatic, unnecessarily brooding, and way too talky.

    For those coming from the book, you really don't care what I think. You want to see your brooding vampires, Bella's moping and Taylor Lautner with his shirt off. So you'd go to this movie no matter what anyone says.

    For those who are coming to this film fresh, it gets 1 star. For those who are in, it gets 5 stars, but only because Hot Topic doesn't do movie reviews yet.
  • 4
    The movie begins with Bella Swan turning 18, and worried about her future with Pattinson.

    Edward's efforts to get Bella to Chill turn out to be a waste after his wacky family host a birthday party for Bella.

    While opening a gift, Bella sustains a small paper cut. A drop of her blood lands on the floor, and all hell breaks loose inside the Cullens' lounge room.

    Concerned by the incident, Edward decides it would be safer for Bella in the long run if he stepped out of her life forever.

    In a heart-breaking scene set in the woods, Edward musters the courage to end the relationship, lying to Bella that "you're just not good for me."

    Before he and the rest of the Cullens make tracks to parts unknown – the family have agreed a move is necessary to protect their identity – Edward delivers a polite ultimatum to his ex.

    "If it's not too much to ask," he inquires of Bella, "I want you to promise me something. Don't do anything reckless."

    From this point on, with Edward well and truly gone, New Moon shifts focus to a plotline which consumes a hefty portion of the film.

    After coming to terms with losing Edward, Bella's longtime platonic bond with her Native American friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner) gradually transforms into a tempestuous will-they-or-won’t-they? kind of thing.

    Unfortunately, there is a pronounced lack of chemistry between Stewart and Lautner that does not quite work in New Moon’s favour.

    Lautner is very adept at whipping his shirt off at a moment's notice, but emoting in a credible fashion is not to be found in his array of talents.

    Luckily, Stewart – who is forced to carry the film on her own – has the skills and presence to cover for the shortcomings of her uncharismatic co-star.

    The quality of Stewart's work in New Moon should not be underestimated, considering she has been saddled with dialogue wet enough to stop a drought (Bella to Jacob : "You're so warm! You're like your own sun!")

    The freshest (and fruitiest) new material covered by New Moon concerns the introduction of a roaming pack of werewolves on a never-ending mission to keep the local vampires in line.

    When off the job, these guys strut around the woods in nothing but cut-off shorts and look for all the world like a troupe of male strippers on a nature retreat.

    Just so we don't entirely forget who the main man really is while all these other dudes hog the limelight, Edward regularly appears to Bella as a smoky apparition.

    Bella has worked out that if she breaks her pledge to Edward and places herself in danger, he will appear before her to issue a safety warning.

    It is a corny device, especially when Bella re-invents herself as a biker babe. But given all the soppy stuff about Jacob in play, these wacky diversions are more than welcome.

    The movie snaps itself out of a mild rut by the time its kookily entertaining final act kicks in.

    Edward re-enters the fray to save the day – or is that be saved himself? – while some powerful members of the vampire elite (led by new cast members Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning) take an active interest in his movements for the first time.

    Such is the pop-cultural dominance of the Twilight phenomenon, the makers of New Moon are fully aware they have a captive global audience in the tens of millions.

    Therefore little effort has been made to improve upon the first picture. As before, a lot of the acting is shonky, the production values are cheap, and the pacing rarely breaks out of a ponderous plod.

    In a majority of movies, such factors would be major drawbacks. However, in New Moon, they are only minor quibbles.

    The main job at hand here is to transport those transfixed by the Twilight saga deep inside the appealingly affected world created by Meyer.

    On this level – the only level that really matters to the massive target audience – New Moon gets the job done.

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