Honestly I don’t know how New Moon beat records for midnight showings and other opening night records. This film contains shaky acting and the script is laughable. This is the first movie I have reviewed that I have little good to say about the movie.
Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is living at home with her dad. On her birthday she goes to her boyfriends, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) to celebrate. He is a vampire, by the way. During the party she receives a paper cut and Edward’s brother tries to attack Bella because of the blood. Luckily, the rest of Edward’s family is good and they help Bella. Following this Edward then tells Bella that it is too dangerous for them to be together, his world is too dangerous for a human. His family leaves, vowing he will never see her again.
Trouble follows. It turns out a vampire that is pissed at Edward goes after the now unprotected Bella for the kill. Then a group of werewolves, one of them being Bella’s close friend Jake (Taylor Lautner) saves Bella. Desperately wanting to see Edward, Bella begins to engage in dangerous activities like cliff diving because when she is in danger, she sees Edward. Next, Edward hears that Bella is dead, and he goes to the Vulturi (Vampire Council sort of thing) who are the only ones which can kill a vampire. This is the closest to suicide for Edward. Racing to Italy where the Vulturi are located Bella tries to warn Edward that she is still alive, and he shouldn’t die. With out spoiling too much, I’ll just say a sequel is already being planned.
The acting in New Moon is unsteady. Robert Pattinson is actually not in the film much, but when he is he delivers a solid vampire-like stare. Kristen Stewart is fine. She was probably one of the best choices for this role, but the main problem is the script. Taylor Lautner may be appealing for teenage girls, but when he says “Don’t anger me…” its not really intimidating, funny more than anything else. The script is weak and certain moments made we role my eyes or drop my jaw in awe of the number of clichés and stupid lines.
The long pauses of awkwardness in this film are boring and unnecessary. The animation of the wolves is done awkwardly as well and the CGI is horrible if compared to a film like Avatar, or even the new Harry Potter. I would not recommend New Moon to anyone, although I’m sure many teen girls will still line up to see Taylor Lautner without a shirt or Robert Pattinson just standing there.