Becky and I took the kids to see new movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon last week at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Yahoo website at NewMoon describes the movie as follows:
“Following Bella Swan’s ill-fated 18th birthday party, Edward Cullen and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington, in an effort to protect her from the dangers inherent in their world. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school, numb and alone, she discovers Edward’s image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. Her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks…”
New Moon is a movie that we probably shouldn’t have taken the kids to see because it’s a teenage love story, with some ridiculous characters. We decided to do it since they rented the first one and liked it. New Moon is a continuation of the first installment of the Twilight Saga, only worse than the first one because it moves even slower.
Vampires may move at super human speed, but the movies in the Twilight Saga move so slow you’ll start to think you’re dead with Edward before the end of the film. I don’t know, but Becky and I just don’t see the excitement of this “love story”, it’s really pretty lame. This one had more excitement than the first movie since the character Jacob, her friend, discovers he’s a werewolf and in love with her. That at least adds some conflict between the werewolf and the vampire as you wonder which one she’ll choose. She chooses the wrong one by the way, not to wreck the movie for you, but you’ll see what we mean if you go to this flick.
I think if you’re a fan of the books you’ll probably like this movie, but otherwise you’ll probably be really bored as we were. I have a client who’s teenage daughter already saw it three times within 24 hours of it opening and she loved it. I think that’s the target audience for this one.
In fairness though, not everyone agreed with my assessment of this film. Conroy really liked it and thought it was Worth The Trip and so did Bianca. Corban hated it and Becky thought it was a good rental at best.
John – ** Rental
Becky- ** Rental
Conroy- *** Worth The Trip
Corban – * Don’t Bother
Bianca- *** Worth The Trip
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