The Twilight Saga: New Moon

2009

Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 28%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 4.7 10 240950

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Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Anna Kendrick as Jessica
Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
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Reviewed by sjmutchie 5 / 10

Had a few high points, but other than that...

All right, so I'll try to be kind about the acting given by the inexperienced teenagers.

Kristen Stewart: I never expected much out of her, especially after her mediocre performance in Twilight. And, I was smart not to expect anything. She didn't improve AT ALL. Her lines are still rushed, and emotionless. Bella's character hasn't developed at all either.

When Edward walks towards Bella, or enters the scene, her face doesn't even light up like a real love-struck teenager's would. With Jacob, it does. I do not approve of being a part of the 'teams' that they've invented for Edward or Jacob, but as a third-party observer, she has much better chemistry with Jacob. When Edward leaves her in the woods, do you think that she would shed ONE BLOODY TEAR?! She doesn't even appear to be affected. And when she is 'depressed' for three months, could you fix your screams so that they don't sound like you're going into labor and giving birth? Thank you.

Now Robert Pattinson: His accent was MUCH better. He didn't sound like he had a speech disability this time around. The only beef I have with him is his lack of understanding of Edward's emotions while he says his lines. In the scene when he leaves Bella in the woods, the way he relays his lines makes him sound like he enjoys leaving her. Even though I struggled through the books, I do remember that Edward is supposed to be 'pained beyond description' while breaking up with Bella. And let us not blame Robert for his lack of abs. We all know that no one can compare to Taylor Lautner. (Stifles a laugh) His fight scene with the Volturi was very entertaining to watch, however. That might just be because I enjoy watching Edward getting his trash kicked, but whatever...

Taylor Lautner: The only thing he had that met any expectation was his muscular figure. His lines were very poorly delivered, but his chemistry with Bella was good. A lot more noticeable than Edward's. Jacob does deliver a few witty lines, but they are almost thrown away due to his rushed delivery. I liked him better with the long hair too. According to 'Indian' tradition, cutting your hair is disgraceful to the culture.

I was suffering through the entire film, thinking that there was no possible hope of redemption, UNTIL, the scene with the Volturi rolled around. Despite the fact that it is not NEARLY long enough, I was absolutely blown away by Michael Sheen's acting as Aro, the leader of the Volturi. Even Cameron Bright, who played Alec, only had one line, but delivered it very well. Dakota Fanning played psychotic Jane very well, but the only suggestion I would have to her, would be to input some dramatic pauses in her dialogue. It makes the audience hang on her every word. The few she has, anyway. I'm looking forward to the expansion of her role in Eclipse. Bella's lack of emotion while Edward is being tortured by Jane's 'pain' power just screams how horrible of an actress she is. Christopher Heyerdahl and Jamie Campbell Bower do a wonderful job of playing Aro's wings; Caius and Marcus. Jamie Campbell Bower's glare that rests on his brow adds GREATLY to his character development. I'm almost tempted to skip Eclipse altogether, just so that I can see Michael Sheen again in Breaking Dawn! But then again, I would be missing Peter Facinelli and Elizabeth Reaser, who never disappoint. The rest of the Volturi guard, Felix, Demetri, and Heidi, also did a great job of making a good impression with little dialogue.

So when it boils down to it, every character in the movie, including minor ones like Charlie, and the Cullens, do very well. The only ones I cannot stand are the three main ones: Bella, Edward, and Jacob. If you can get around those, then this movie will be mildly entertaining. I only bought the DVD so that I could watch the Volturi scene over and over again!

Reviewed by joshkej-84077 5 / 10

It's bad, but not as bad as people make it out

Okay this movie is bad. The whole franchise is bad. The only good thing about the Twilight Saga is the music and the unintentional laughs, in fact the only reason I watch these movies is because they're hilariously stupid. New Moon is commonly made out to be the worst of the franchise (alongside Breaking Dawn Part 1) but I actually found it to be better than most of the others.

For starters, it's got a dope soundtrack, probably the best in the franchise. The action sequences were also the best in the series too, especially the chase sequence featuring Victoria (I don't know why the rest of the movies couldn't make the vampire chase scenes as good as this one, instead of the awful green screen and CGI ones that they normally use) Speaking of CGI, the wolves were actually really well made, and were more realistic than the ones from the rest of the franchise. I was impressed overall by the general aesthetics of the film.

Don't get me wrong, this movie is still terrible. Kristen Stewart still has that constant sickly face and voice that sounds like it's on the verge of vomiting, Robert Pattinson is as boring as ever and Taylor Lautner is pathetic. The romance and chemistry between the main characters is almost non-existent, and the dialogue is some of the most cringeworthy and embarrassing I've ever heard. This movie is really slow too, and so much time is frustratingly wasted on put-on conversations between the "characters" and swooping helicopter shots of the woods.

Overall The Twilight Saga is bad, and New Moon is no exception, but I personally think it's one of the better instalments in the franchise.

Reviewed by blumdeluxe 6 / 10

Cheesy Vampires

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is the second part of the Twilight movies and tells how Bella increasingly suffers from Edwards attempt to hold her distant while building a closer connection to Jacob. The story culminates in Edward attempting to kill himself and a trial before the first of vampires.

In many ways, this is just a regular Hollywood movie. To a certain extent I even like how the idea of vampires and werewolves is transferred to a more modern surrounding. Unfortunately, the film is drowned in a bulldozer-load of kitsch that sometimes threatens to turn the scenes into something funny because you can't take them serious anymore. Nonetheless there is a coherent plot that is interesting enough to carry the movie until the end. I'm not so hooked that i have a feeling of immediately watching the third part but I think that a lot of reviews here are written more in a sense of simply hating than as a serious critique.

All in all you should only watch this if you can cope with a very teen-aged ideal of love and romance. What you get is not a highlight but it is a solid film and there are worse.

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