The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13).
Love, action and monsters. What could go wrong?
…A lot apparently. After a disastrous birthday, Edward decides that Bella is “not good” for him. Bella goes into a deep depression, (she doesn’t talk to anyone, she sits and thinks and writes emails to Alice, who never gets them) but who can blame her? Could Juliet live without her Romeo? Could Elizabeth Bennet live without Mr. Darcy? No. In the case of Romeo and Juliet, quite literally… no.
Bella finds a little bit of happiness and life with her best friend Jacob, a “buff” Quileute descendant. He helps her forget a little bit and he makes her feel “alive”. She has since discovered that she will see Edward when she puts herself in danger. She aquires Jacob’s help in rebuilding two motorcyles to have these hallucinations of Edward. But when an old vampire acquaintance finds her and says that a worse fate would come from his companion than himself, she knows she is in real danger. At the same time Jacob is distant and oversized animals appear to be killing people in the woods. Can she solve the mysteries and put her life back together? Can she keep her friendship with Jacob balanced? Can she save her true love before it is too late?
New Moon is a glorious continuation to the saga which has become a phenomenon. More vivid and fast paced than its prequel Twilight, New Moon has appealed to women and girls (mostly) of all ages. This movie was much better than Twilight with more dialogue and less staring. Nevertheless there are some moments where you think to yourself, “What? Did they really just do that?”, these thoughts having nothing to do with the plot.
New Moon had its funny moments too. Jokes, innuendos, things that make you snicker. Moments where the entire theatre erupts in shrieks and screams (mostly entrances by Jacob and Edward).
The music in New Moon was really diverse, but all good. Two of my favorite songs were “Possibility” by Lykke Li and “Shooting the Moon” by OK Go. I am looking forward to having the soundtrack on my iPod.
I highly recommend that you go see this movie even if you didn’t like the first one. It is eons better and I think that has a lot to do with the director Chris Weitz and the fact that they had $13 million dollars more to work with than Twilight (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/twilight-by-the-numbers/).