Mid-Core Movie Review: Twilight: New Moon

The second in the Twilight series revolves around Bella (Kristen Stewart) coming to grips with dating Edward, a closeted vampire, and then abruptly losing him and having to re-piece her life together in a small Washington town. This leads to the start of a very messy, and bloody, love triangle with Jacob, who has a secret of his own.

The Good:

Most of what’s good about this movie is due to Stephanie Meyer, the author of the insanely popular book series in which these movies are based on. The complex story of a love triangle between a lonely town girl who doesn’t quite fit in with the crowd and two very opposite end of the spectrum guys is intriguing to see played out. Will she choose the dark, mysterious Edward or the full of life, aggressive Jacob. Some of the effects in this higher budget second installment stand out as well, such as Bella cliff-diving and seeing flashes of Edward beneath the water.

The Bad:

I did not believe in Taylor Lautner’s performance as Jacob. He seemed like he was in a high school performance. This could also be from the ridiculous dialogue he and the others in the cast were given to work with. I have not read any of the books but am led to believe the dialogue is just as bad in the books. Equally ridiculous was the notion of a Vampire Council being introduced in Italy which we are to believe runs everything “Vampire.”

Closing:

Before seeing this picture, I rewatched the first Twilight which I prefer to “New Moon.” The first picture has a much better flow and believability to it. While the second picture is concerned about introducing a vampire council and playing up special effects, the first picture concentrates more on the love story and characters we should be concerned about. “New Moon” is successful in creating another layer to a love story that will have young women swooning and fighting on which man Bella should choose. It also brings up questions of mortality and how far will you go for love.

Runtime: 2 hr 1 min
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Thriller
Rated: PG-13
Final Verdict: See it but expect to roll your eyes plenty

If you agree or disagree with my review, please feel free to leave comments. Special thanks to sportman32.

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