New Moon

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New Moon

Chris Weitz (2009)

125min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The second instalment of the hugely successful Twilight series sees heroine Bella (Kristen Stewart) in a deep funk, which unfortunately sets the tone for the entire film. Her vampire beau Edward (Robert Pattinson) must leave town, and in his absence Bella begins riding motorbikes, but only because the danger allows her to see visions of her love - which is just as well for Pattinson's army of fans, who'll otherwise miss his presence for the greater part of the film. Taylor Lautner makes for a bland substitute as Jacob, Bella's hunky rebound guy, who also happens to be a werewolf. The pair have no chemistry so the question of whether they should stay together isn't just repetitious, it's redundant. The bike stunts and werewolf-versus-vampire scenes only drag out the wait until Edward reappears, along with a camp Michael Sheen as the vampire overlord who decides their fate. But most of the movie is concerned with the glum, lonely Bella, who just doesn't know what to do with herself - and it looks as though the film-makers were similarly stumped.

Summary

Vampire Edward abandons his human girlfriend Bella, believing she will never be safe around him. As Bella is plunged into misery, she finds comfort in the arms of an old friend - only to discover he also has a supernatural nature, being part of a tribe of werewolves. Part two of the romantic fantasy series, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Michael Sheen.

Cast & Crew

Bella Swan Kristen Stewart
Edward Cullen Robert Pattinson
Jacob Black Taylor Lautner
Alice Cullen Ashley Greene
Victoria Rachelle Lefevre
Charlie Swan Billy Burke
Dr Carlisle Cullen Peter Facinelli
Rosalie Hale Nikki Reed
Jasper Hale Jackson Rathbone
Emmett Cullen Kellan Lutz
Aro Michael Sheen
Jane Dakota Fanning
Esme Cullen Elizabeth Reaser
Jared Bronson Pelletier
Director Chris Weitz
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: E1 FilmsGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Nov 2009
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