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New Moon review

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

By Rebecca Gigi

(Photo Summit Entertainment)

Typical teenage love story with obsessive, love sick girl, plus “dreamy” vampire, divided by hunky werewolf all adds up to the highly anticipated sequel to Twilight is New Moon. Viewers pay ten dollars to view two long hours of teen drama that you could easily get for free at your local high school.

In the second installment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, the romance between Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) grows in New Moon until Edward and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington.

As heartbroken Bella goes through months lonely and upset, she finds that Edward’s image comes to her whenever she puts her life in jeopardy. With the help of her friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Bella starts to recover and build a relationship with him, only to find he is a “monster” as well when he turns into a large werewolf. 

Once Edward comes back for Bella, he is faced with meeting the Vulturie (vampire royalty) and going through a vicious fight and vows to be with Bella forever in the end.

The special affects and action are drastically improved from Twilight. There were many intense fight scenes between the wolves and vampires that I did not expect after the inactivity relative to Twilight. The addition if the Vulturie also added some creepiness added to the suspense of the ending. New Moon has humor as well. There were many one liners that grabbed my attention and made me giggle in my seat.

However, the movie dragged in many points. The director could have cut out the scenes with Bella just staring off into space without dialogue or any hint of what she was thinking about. That probably would have cut down the movie to about an hour and 15 minutes from two hours. 

This movie had way too many make out scenes for my liking. Either Bella and Edward were eating each other’s face, or Jacob and Bella’s faces were so close that you knew what was coming. This movie made me sick to my stomach from being forced to eat so many the cheesy love lines. There were just too many clichéd “I never want to hurt you,” or “It’s not you it’s me,” lines.

What really irked me was how few characters were wearing shirts. Was there a real need to have the entire Wolf Pack shirtless even in the rain? When Bella was bleeding, Jacob’s shirt came flying right off with ease. The vampires did their fair share of baring it all as well.

Overall, I give this move 2.5 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed the action and points of intense drama that continued through out the whole movie, but the annoying randomly shirtless boys and constant in your face view of intense teen passion was a turn off for me.

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  1. January 2, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Yey Happy New year!! ~Nice twilight new moon review!~ I love twilight too come visit me as well ^.^ ~

    mandy l.

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