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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The second movie in the Twilight series released in 2009.

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New Moon... not as good as Twilight

  • Mar 25, 2011
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Twihards went out in full force and filled midnight screenings all over Manhattan. The same time late year I attended the midnight screening of Twilight on 34th st, but choose to catch the second installment at a theater in queens, and the thing I noticed is that those who attended the screening all seemed to be much older then the fans that attended the first film. Was it the area? Is it just the the fans have grown up that much in the past year? Or is the Twilight series beginning to become so different that in comparison to the harry potter series it actually is a series for "older people"? Those are all questions you will have to answer for yourself.

New Moon not only brought an older crowd to the theater, but it also appealed on a lot of levels to the series' older fans. Like in the books, the characters have grown up a little. It is nice to see the change in some of the characters but with purrs you almost do not even recognize them. Mike's weak stomach is by far the best source of comic relief, but having to spend just over 2 hours in a theater of shrieking women (emphasis on women - these ladies are not teens, tweens, or even in their early twenties) sounding as though they were about to faint and talking the entire time as though they were sitting at a chip n' dales club, I found it a little hard to enjoy the film to the extent I was hoping for. Yes everything swoons for R-Patz, but only now after the 30 pounds of muscle is the ever so talented (and now heavily ripped) Taylor Lautner is getting the attention of people who in any other situation may never have thought twice about the actor. I do not even believe this to be a "team Jacob" or "team Edward" thing, and as the movie progressed and Jacobs spent the last two thirds of the film with out a shirt on the only words I could hear were not those from the film, but instead the group of women talkin about jacob.

Aside from the audience yelling to each other to try and get people to stop talking during the film, everything else was pretty good. If you have seen other films directed by Chris Weitz I assure you that you will enjoy this film. The story is well told and follows the book pretty well. The CGI used for the werewolves is tastefully done. However, I do wish that more time could have been spent telling the wolves' story, as well as more of the film spent with the Volturi. If you have never read the books you will have no problem following the story as it does very well as a stand alone sequel to the Twilight film. I will just give this piece of advice... unless you don't mind crows of screaming and cheering tween and adult women, I would recommend waiting a week to see the film as I'm sure the crowds will be insane with Twilight Fever.

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The second movie in Stephenie Meyer's vampire saga finds Bella shortly after her 18th birthday, Edward and his family leave the town of Forks, Washington in an attempt to save Bella from the dangers of "their world". Depressed and heartbroken, Bella meanders aimlessly through her senior year. However, when she's in danger, the image of Edward comes to her. Through her deepening desire to be with him, she puts herself in greater danger and takes more risks.

A childhood friend, Jacob helps her build a motorbike to carry her on her travels and suddenly her once cold heart starts to warm with the budding relationship with Jacob, a member of a secret tribe with a supernatural secret all his own.

When Bella comes face to face with her arch nemesis, a group of supernatural wolves come to her rescue and it becomes clear that she is still in grave danger. She finds out Jacob's tribe's secret and the real reason Edward left. She ends up in a potentially deadly reunion with Edward which was far from what she had expected.

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Director: Chris Weitz
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2010
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Summit Entertainment
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