The Twilight Saga: New Moon


The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Critics Consensus

The Twilight Saga's second installment may satisfy hardcore fans of the series, but outsiders are likely to be turned off by its slow pace, relentlessly downcast tone, and excessive length.



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The supernatural tale of star-crossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella (Kristen Stewart), and the heartbroken high-school senior discovers that vampires aren't the only creatures in town. Realizing that Bella will never be safe as long as he's around, Edward (Robert Pattinson) makes the difficult decision to leave his beloved behind shortly after her 18th birthday. Reeling from her loss, Bella embraces self-destruction after being comforted by Edward's image during a moment of mortal peril. But as heavy-hearted as Bella may be, her old friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner) distracts her from her sorrows by helping her renovate a weather-beaten motorbike. When Bella encounters a former adversary with a sizable grudge, she's rescued from harm at the last second by pack of enormous, ferocious wolves. Subsequently delving into the history of the Quileutes, Bella discovers the secrets of Jacob's tribe while looking forward to a reunion with Edward that may have deadly consequences. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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Critic Reviews for The Twilight Saga: New Moon

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Audience Reviews for The Twilight Saga: New Moon

  • Dec 19, 2014
    "New Moon" is the second film in the Twilight Saga, and it continues the push-pull relationship between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson). In this film, it look as though Bella and Edward might be on the outs, and this provides an opportunity for the vulpine Jacob (Taylor Lautner) to make his move. The trouble for the viewer, however, is that the film doesn't really sell the move toward Jacob or make us believe that she's really going to leave Edward for Jacob. The film ends on a very conventional note sold as drama. Odd.
    Billie P Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2014
    Bettet than the first only for the fact that there was some action what the first missed, There's still no real story worth telling, Acting still not great, More action and darker would be better but then again wouldn't that just be a kids version of Underworld.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2013
    The second chapter of the Twilight saga is no better than its first. New Moon possesses no action, a visually satisfying scenery and a dull performance from the cast. The film drags along with its timely duration and slow pace. 2/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2012
    It's a more impressive sequel than the original, but 'New Moon' fails to deliver a new dawn for the twilight series. Instead, stuck in first gear, the film coughs and wheezes along to its last breath, before the end credits roll. 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.
    Adam K Super Reviewer

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