The Radio Times logo

New Moon

  • Drama
  • 2009
  • Chris Weitz
  • 125 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Romantic fantasy, the second in the Twilight series, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Following a minor accident at Bella's 18th birthday party during which her blood was spilled, her vampire lover Edward and his family leave town in an effort to protect her. But being parted from Edward drives Bella into reckless and unstable behaviour that will put her life in further danger.

Advertisement

Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

How to watch

Loading

Credits

Cast

rolename
Bella SwanKristen Stewart
Edward CullenRobert Pattinson
Jacob BlackTaylor Lautner
Alice CullenAshley Greene
VictoriaRachelle Lefevre
Charlie SwanBilly Burke
Dr Carlisle CullenPeter Facinelli
Rosalie HaleNikki Reed
Jasper HaleJackson Rathbone
Emmett CullenKellan Lutz
AroMichael Sheen
JaneDakota Fanning
Esme CullenElizabeth Reaser
JaredBronson Pelletier

Crew

rolename
DirectorChris Weitz

Details

Theatrical distributor
E1 Films
Released on
2009-11-20
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content