This was the general movie reviewers’ consensus for The Twilight Saga’s second installment, which 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.
But I’ll respect a movie and honour its crafts and terribly bad acting and occasional poor dialogues plots and immerse myself within Chris Weitz rendition here, and thanks to my surrogate sisters, I got treated to a movie for once — thanks Dil n Na!
This time round, the directing feels fantasy-like, and the storytelling is much clearer (although protracted and eloquent) but brighter than the mundane first episode.
There are also plenty of questionable moments littered around the plot and its characters, and one big question that I possess after watching the movie is ‘Don’t they have responsibilities, like exams?’
Also, in continuation from Twilight, Bella’s continued lack of emotional attachment is a big turn off, like when she scoots away or left Jacob just like that, and at least in Twilight she left her dad to ‘save’ him from the whole situation.
New Moon would’ve been much more compelling had Bella learned to shed a tear or two, but as it turns out, she’s the weaklink in the Twilight Saga.
Edward and gang, this time round solid as ever, Jacob and his pack, stout and very renegade while friends and family members added occasional respite within the movie’s tight corners.
It’s not a terrible movie, but it certainly did not live up to its mega hype surrounding its launch, which largely made it into an esoteric movie with groupies that consists largely or either screaming or squealing girls.
Case in point: and quite possibly a cinema-going turn off, when the girls squeal whenever Jacob bares his body to the camera, and just too bad that Edward didn’t get any squeals whenever his shirt goes off.
I guess I know now what to classify this Twilight Saga as, and as much as I’d like to think otherwise, I suppose that it is more of a porno flick for chicks, if you look at it from an action movie loving perspective.
While I wasn’t terribly impressed by the movie, I wasn’t utterly gutted or disappointed either.
Fact is, I was entertained and to diss it totally is an unfair judgement.
I could have probably waited for the DVD, if not for the movie treat, but if I had to award some sort of points, New Moon gets a 6.5 out of 10 from me.
So basically, Girl likes Vampire guy, who left, and Girl rebounds with Werewolf guy, who save girl from bad Vampires.
Girl sadly ignores Wolfguy’s sacrifices and immediately leaves him when Vampire guy makes a comeback.
Then Werewof guy not very happy and threatens Vampire guy. The end.