Film Review: New Moon (2009)

Film: New Moon
Released: 2009
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Kirsten Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen
Director: Chris Weitz
Rating: Like a Star @ heaven Dire – don’t waste your time

After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella’s blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward’s sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits.

To say I’m underwelmed is a major understatement. To be honest, I though it was pretty awful (read utterly dire) – it felt to me like it was a bit rushed in order to get it out as soon as possible (due to actors aging, or possibly just to cash in on the Twilight Saga’s popularity)) and there was barely anything I liked about it.

Taylor Lautner is a total hottie and a not bad actor, so I hope he doesn’t get pigeon-holed after these films. Michael Sheen put in a fair performance, but nowhere near as good as his capabilities (he’s an awesome actor, so it’s a shame the material let him down here). Kristen Stewart really cannot act for toffee and I was surprised at how little chemistry there was between her and Robert Pattinson considering they’re apparently dating.

I cannot believe people paid good money to see this film multiple times!


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