Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Twilight: New Moon

OK, I don't have much time so I'll make this quick. "Twilight: New Moon" is a vampire movie following the story of Bella, who is having a hard time coping with her Love's, Edward, death. Kristen Stewart plays Bella, and teen girl crush Robert Pattinson(whom I find an unimpressive actor) plays Edward.
I can say right off the bat that this movie is pretty bad. But I'll try to point out its strong points.
When it comes to acting, this movie is not very strong. Kristen Stewart is an okay actress, but she just seems a little over dreary and boring at times. sure its the point of her character to be like this, but she makes an already pretty boring movie even more uninteresting. Robert Pattinson has a much more minor role in the movie than he does in the first one ("Twilight"). He spends most of the movie as a sort of ghost, haunting Bella because she comes to the point where she is so lonely that she begins to hallucinate that Edward is around her even though he is in a very far away place. Pattinson is OK, but he seems a little robotic at times in his acting. Sort of like he is speaking without any emotion. Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob, a Native American Werewolf, Is OK as well. He seems a little more settle and believable then the rest of the cast.
The movie is directed by Chris Weitz. From what I have seen, he is fairly new to directing. This and "The Golden Compass" are his only works I have seen, and so far I am unimpressed. I can understand that this story may be hard to make into a movie, but the movie was just a little "messy". The direction seems to make the movie move slowly. There are few intense scenes and when there are intense scenes, they leave you wanting more. There is also a large portion of the movie that is tries to depict Bella liking Jacob in an intimate way, but there just seems to be no chemistry. You feel like a large portion of the movie is spent just dawdling around and not moving forward.
Also, considering how anticipated the movie was going to be, I would've expected cool CGI werewolves. I ended up with unrealistic werewolves that just seemed to be wolves that were a little larger than usual. I mean, not only do the vampires glow like they've been bedazzled in sunlight, but now werewolves are just plain wolves? Theses movies, and probably the books as well, break all conventional traditions in werewolves and vampires in a negative way. Not making them more cool, but instead less interesting.
Oh, and I don't want to ruin anything, but I'll just say that (this sentence is a spoiler in some ways) Taylor Lautner is like Josh Hartnett in "Pearl Harbor", he is a "hole filler" for Bella, or just a temporary guy until her true love gets back with her.
After you watch a good movie, you should want to watch it again or maybe want more so you can further enjoy the movie. At the end of "New Moon", I had absolutely now interest in watching it again and I had no feeling of anticipation for the next movie.
I understand if this review was sloppy or bad, but it is my first so please forgive me and allow me time to build up better reviewing "skillz" as the kids say these days.
I have to give this movie a 2 out of 10, or "Seriously, don't waste your time or money."