The Twilight Saga: New Moon

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Devoted followers of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series have been waiting(okay, maybe patiently is a bit of a stretch) for the last year for the sequel and finally, The Twilight Saga: New Moon has arrived. High school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is still infatuated with her vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and she is about to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. When Edwards’s sister Alice Cullen (Ashley Greene) throws Bella a party, it quickly turns into a disaster. Bella cuts her finger opening a package drawing blood and one of the Cullen clan goes into a blood lust and attacks Bella. (Kind of like a pit-bull on a poodle) The Cullen’s become concerned that something like that could happen again so they leave town for Bella’s sake. With Edward gone promising never to return, Bella becomes depressed and is soon involved in reckless activities such as motorcycle riding, cliff diving and worst of all, becoming close friends with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) who can become a werewolf. With a budget that is much bigger than the first Twilight film and a new director Chris Weitz who has directed movies such as The Golden Compass, this sequel is better than the first but that’s not saying much. The acting is mediocre at best, it’s so melodramatic it’s funny (unless you’re a teenage girl), and some of the story lines are just ridiculous. (If a vampire doesn’t age how many years has Edward been in high school and no one has noticed) This film is all about romance and Taylor Lautner running around without a shirt in the cold weather. (I told my wife I would do that if she wants but she said I would run into a tree) Even with the negative comments, I was still moderately entertained and never bored and I’m giving it a C+ rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.