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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Any Good?

Published November 19, 2009 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Summit Entertainment
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When you have a first installment that blows -- I'm sorry, but Twilight is not good -- and you hear that the sequel is being rushed, you really can't expect anything exceptional. To be honest, I'm amazed that The Twilight Saga: New Moon turned out being a step up from the first installment. So, if you take in account that little detail, Summit Entertainment still pulled off the franchise. And, let's face, girls that are still ga-ga should be satisfied with the Wolf Pack alone.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Reviewed

A little ahead of schedule, some of the first reviews for New Moon have arrived and they conclude that the film is eh, okay.

With more bark than bite, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" finds its brooding heroine torn from her depressive, bloodsucking boyfriend and thrust into the claws of a hunky werewolf. That's sort of like being caught between a rock and a hard place (or, in high school terms, between a Goth and a jock), and this second screen installment of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling series focuses, somewhat convincingly, on the emotions of an 18-year-old coping with her undying love of the undead. Carried by Kristen Stewart's compellingly dark performance, but also by helmer Chris Weitz's robust visuals, "Moon" should cause boffo B.O. tides and could outperform its predecessor, which grossed $383 million worldwide.

LA Times
In the short term, however, Edward is as good as his word and "New Moon" suffers as a result. Constrained by the plot of the novel, the film keeps the two lovers apart for quite a spell, robbing the project of the crazy-in-love energy that made "Twilight," the first entry in the series, such a guilty pleasure.

"New Moon," which has been grandly titled "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" in honor of that first episode's huge success, marks the franchise's entrance into the self-protective, don't rock the boat phase of its existence, which is inevitable but a bit of a shame.

(Dis)Like what you hear? Check out the full reviews for New Moon by clicking the bold links above. Ours is comign soon.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens to theaters on November 20th.

For the trailers, posters and more movie info, go the The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Page.

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