The Twilight Saga: New Moon Reviews
My favorite character in the book is Alice. And Ashley Greene continues to do a wonderful job in that role in the movies. More Alice please.
Robert Pattinson . . . wow . .lets just say I dont get it. Now that ive seen trailers for his new movie I even more dont get it. His acting seems just very bad. His dialogue and delivery are just painstakingly bad.
Taylor Lautner on the other hand given the same horrible words to speak seems to come across more sincere and more believable. Can you even believe stuff in a movie like this?
All and all seems like they are holding pretty steady to the books. The shapechangers in wolf form look bad ass. The fight scenes do give it a kinda mythical feel. 3 stars for at least staying pretty close to the books and for Ashley Greene :)
The whole film is ridiculous and is almost soft silly MTV porn, the werewolf characters all walk around topless and in shorts all the time which is kinda odd. The wolf CGI looks OK fur wise but then you see their faces and mainly the eyes and it all falls apart. The ending set in Italy is a mess and I couldn't follow what the hell was suppose to be happening, and did I mention 'Bella' flirting with 'Edward' to 'Jacob' every other scene not knowing who she wants *yawn* you just wanna slap her.
Its virtually the same as the first film but with werewolves, more naughty vamps trying to kill 'Cullen' and 'Bella' and a very predictable outcome. I haven't read the books but from other reviews I have read these films don't compare in anyway, shame is the first film was actually not bad as a teen angst vamp flick for the modern age, a kind of 'Lost Boys' crossed with 'Interview' but with a softer edge. This is just a preset, money spinning, CGI rushed 'Harry Potter' type franchise like everything in this day and age, no quality or actual decent acting, its just faceless pretty people who are ten a penny in most films these days and will vanish into obscurity in years to come. There is yet a third outing for this silliness to come despite the outcome of this film (they just love to whack out a preset trilogy for everything huh) and I will watch it simply for my love of anything to do with vamps and lycans, I know what I'm in for.
The movie followed the book fairly well I thought. In fact overall, I was pretty impressed with the movie. The wolves looked cool. I reckon the next movie will be great as it will have more action scenes in it with wolves fighting vampires and so forth.
The acting wasn't so great. The person who played Jacob did a pretty good job, the person who played Laurent did a fairly good job and the person who played Bella did better than last time and was pretty good in this movie. However, the person who played Alice wasn't very spectacular and I don't think they played her character well and as usual I think Robert Pattison can't act.
Other than that I loved the movie. If you can get past the dodgy acting it's good. If you liked the book of New Moon you should like the movie.
Painfully long for its subject matter and tone, the acting abilities of Taylor Lautner must again be questioned. Does he have any beyond being a pretty face which the target audience, pre-pubscent girls can moon over? It seems not. Kristen Stewart in her main role as central character Bella Swan gives a better performance than her male counterpart Robert Pattison, who despite playing a cold, emotionless vampire, could try harder on the emotion front.
The script and story are the worst however. As soon as it begins, the film begins to lose pace, right from the word go. A dull and depressingly long tale is explored through poor cinematography and visuals, spare a few moments. A tale, in which nothing really happens.
It seems the film has been made as a placeholder between the first and the third, and because of this has suffered the tragedy of being a story without a plot.
However, its saving grace is slightly good performances from a few loan faces in certain moments, and despite all the odds, the film is slightly better than its original predecessor.
"Omg, your a hater! Quit being jealous!"
Jealous of what? Nothing about this movie is good. The entire series as a whole just ruins the way we think of vampires. Seriously, what vampire spends his time kissing some ugly, whiny chick rather than sucking her blood? Bela Lugosi is rolling in his grave because of Twilight. Watch the 1931 Dracula movie, it shows what a real vampire is like. If you prefer Twilight to the classic Dracula though, you might have something wrong with you. New moon takes forever for an evident storyline to ensue. Most of it is just Bella whining about how miserable her life is even though starving children in Africa still have no cure for the diseases they've caught. What happens when Edward leaves her? She whines more, then tries to kill herself. As you can tell, she's going to set back woman's rights by about 50 years. So after Jacob "Someone needs to staple a fucking shirt onto me" Black shows up, Bella gets all lovey dovey for him and then we have to sit through Bella making the biggest choice of all: Necrophelia or Beastiality? It's one of those things where you have to wonder how hard Stephenie Meyer was hit in the head while writing this shit. As if the boring plot and crappy dialogue wasn't enough, we have to watch these kids try to act even though I've seen kindergarten plays with better acting. See the face Taylor Lautner is making on the DVD cover? That's the face he makes for the enitre movie. They try and play him off as this tragic character fighting for love even though he's incredibly bland. See the face Kristen Stewart is making on the DVD cover? That's the face she makes her whole life. No emotion, just a dull stare from a dull actress. Not only does the series disgrace vampires, but it also disgraces werewolves. Jacob isn't even a werewolf. Werewolves transform at the full moon whether they like it or not, have no control over who they attack and actually scare people. Jacob has none of these qualities. His character puts more emphasis on taking his shirt off than actually being a wolf. What's Edward up to? He's going to give himself up to a group called the Volturi. They are lead by a guy named Aro, one of the worst villains ever. All he does is put his fingertips together and talk like he's trying to seduce whoever he engages in conversation. Come to think of it, Aro looks kind of like Loki from the Avengers, only Loki is more threatening, has more personality, potrayed by a better actor and doesn't look like he rolled around in a mountain of cocaine. As you can guess, Bella wants to save Edward and the predictability continues. But really, what's wrong with Edward? He doesn't want to hurt Bella at the beginning of the film, so he runs away and leaves her alone with wolf boy and her stereotype of a father? What a dick move. Leaving her is going to hurt more than you can even imagine. Stay with her and work things through like a couple. Quit being a baby, stop whining about how you're going to harm Bella and actually try to show you'll stick with her. Wow, you see what this movie has done to me. I'm giving romantic advice to a vampire. That should never happen. I should be running away from him whilst being terrified about my blood getting sucked out. Instead, I have to teach him how to be a boyfriend...fuck you Twilight.
Director: Chris Weitz
Summary: In this sequel to Twilight directed by Chris Weitz (American Pie), Forks, Wash., resident Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is reeling from the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black, a werewolf (Taylor Lautner). But before she knows it, she's thrust into a centuries-old conflict, and her desire to be with Edward at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.
My Thoughts: "I enjoyed this movie much better then "Twilight". I think Chris did a really good job with this movie at trying to keep it as close to the book as you possibly could. It is a rather slow burning film, but I didn't mind because so is the book. Chris also does a great job at bringing the wolves to life. Those who have read the book will enjoy it, those who haven't will probably think it's slow and mediocre. New Moon was one of the two favorites of mine of the series, so maybe that is why I liked it more."
And by the way... Team Jacob 4 Life
Kristen Stewart couldnt even make this barable her constant whinning and depressed mood was just irratating with very little action that they last till the end AGAIN!
the story is just laughable and so desperately boring!
Nothing seemed to be happening that was interesting, most of the time it just seemed like bella talking love to jacob then to edward there was no real point to the story other than her love for edward an that jacob was a werewolf which ws prety obvious from the 1st movie!
I dont know why its so liked its not that great just boring and annoying about hearing about it all the time!
The movie itself is completely hideous. Catherine Hardwicke's efforts, though noble and occasionally visually clever, didn't amount to very much, but all of New Moon feels like it's been dropped in a vat of yellow tint. The action has gotten worse, which is in itself a daunting feat, but all Chris Weitz has to offer us is wordy CGI-fests. Perhaps in an attempt to mimic Zack Snyder's patented intensity, tired in its own right, the scenes meant to draw the most attention to themselves are sped up and slowed down at junctures most likely to get our attention. It's most prominent in the final fight where Edward is fighting who-gives-a-fuck, and you can't help but notice the constant slowdown since nothing else of interest is happening on the screen.
Unlike the first one which was bad, but at least visually intriguing at times...it was all I could do to not fast forward (or just shut off) this second film.
I found it trite and completely insulting on SO MANY levels.
Poorly written, inanly shot and edited and flatly acted.
Granted I'm not a 12 year old girl...but I'm capable and comfortable recognizing and ackowledging beauty and talnet in both men and women when it is there...but I stand by my complete bewilderment as to all of the fuss over both Pattinson and Lautner. They both come across as complete dullards and are physically (from the neck up at least) very hard to look at.
Even Kristen Stewart (who I believe has a lot of potential) is just painfully bad in this film. Between her mumbbling and Pattinsons inability to look anywhere but "stage right" when speaking his lines (regardless of who hes is meant to be speaking with) and Lautner sounding like Lennie from Of Mice And Men...it is just painful to watch.