Twilight Saga: New Moon
Reviewed by Kimberly, age 18, California
On November 20, 2009, I went to see the much talked about second film in the Twilight saga, New Moon, which stars Taylor Launter (Jacob), Kristen Stewart (Bella), and Robert Pattinson (Edward). I knew that this movie was going to be sold out and hard to get tickets to, especially on opening night, so my friend and I got our tickets four days earlier to make sure we would get them. A whole week before that Friday I'd been very excited for the movie to come out because I had read all the books and I am a really huge fan, so I couldn't wait. I decided not to again read New Moon before going to see this movie because I figured that the book and the movie are never the same, and I didn't want to ruin it.
On Friday November 20th, at 12:00 am, the first showing of New Moon started in theatres all across America, and in the first midnight shows it opened with $26.3 million, according to Hollywood trade magazine Variety. That is pretty impressive and not too surprising, seeing as the first movie, Twilight, did just as well last year.
I went to see New Moon on its opening night at a 10:15 pm show, and, of course, the line for the movie was outside the door. I would have been very surprised if the line had not been outside the door - and I wasn't wrong. Once we got into the theatre and the movie started, you could feel the excitement in the audience.
Every seat in the theatre that my friend and I were in was full and the movie started off pretty interestingly. I don't want to give away too much for the people that haven't yet seen New Moon, but trust me, you won't be disappointed at all. In New Moon, Edward Cullen is not really the main character in this film; it is more focused on Bella and Jacob, when Edward leaves Bella. This movie makes you feel so many emotions, and it makes you have to choose between Jacob or Edward as well. I know that for me there are no in-betweens on that subject - it is either one or the other.
The acting in New Moon was at another level, compared to Twilight. Taylor Launter especially got his share fair of play time in this second film, because people who have seen Twilight know that he was barely in the first one. In New Moon he is in the whole movie. Going into this film I really thought it would not live up to the hype or my own expectations, but it totally delivered. What made the movie so good is that we believed what they were saying and it did not feel like acting. Stars Taylor Launter, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson did an absolutely great job playing their characters.
All I am going to say about the ending of this movie is that if you haven't read the books then you might not like the ending to this movie, but those who have read the next book after New Moon know what is going to happen, and so they might be okay with the ending. For me, the only problem I had with the movie is how they ended it. I thought there could have been a better way to do so. Even though I have read all the books and I know what is going to happen next I just did not feel satisfied with it. Other than that, it was a movie I'm glad I got to see on opening night, and it was amazing to see how buff Taylor has gotten for the role of Jacob. Especially for all the females out there, trust me, you're going to love seeing Jacob in this film!
Overall, I would recommend this movie. If you see just one movie this holiday season, see Twilight Saga: New Moon. I give this movie four hearts!