The Twilight Saga - New Moon 2009

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Following Bella'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.

Starring:
Kristen Stewart,Peter Facinelli
Runtime:
2 hours, 5 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction, Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Horror
Director Chris Weitz
Starring Kristen Stewart, Peter Facinelli
Supporting actors Billy Burke, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Kellan Lutz, Michael Sheen, Jackson Rathbone, Graham Greene, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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143 of 168 people found the following review helpful By Happy girl on 13 Dec. 2009
Format: DVD
This film has divided fans, I think, as to whether they preferred Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, or prefer Chris Weitz on board as a new director. Personally, I think Twilight was better and wished they had kept the same director.

There are lots of things to enjoy in this movie. Kristen Stewart is on top form and is growing into a fine actress; Taylor surprised me as a very good Jacob; and Pattinson, of course, is as gorgeous and charismatic as ever (except for his clothes, perhaps - he is dressed like a fusty college prof at times, so I am convinced whoever designed his wardrobe was on Team Jacob! I much preferred his black T-shirts and James Deans jeans in Twilight). Also, if you are fan of the books you will be pleased as it is more loyal to the book 'New Moon' on a scene by scene basis. The soundtrack is good and there are some great scenes, such as the magical underwater scene, and the action scenes in Italy at the end.

However, I think Hardwicke did a better job at capturing the aching, love-lust crazed nature of Bella & Edward's love affair. I disagree with reviewers who say Bella is selfish or pathetic for moping about after Edward goes - the whole point of their love is that, like a modern day Romeo and Juliet, it's all-consuming and they can't live without each other. I liked the intense idealism of their love for each other and I feel it's the breathing heart of the books. That said, in Twilight, every scene between Bella/Edward was so mesmerising - the music and direction and camera angles all sought to squeeze out every drop of the sizzling magic between them. I don't think I've ever seen such amazing on-screen chemistry and I didn't feel the scenes in this film were as strong.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 May 2010
Format: DVD
Teen Romance = True Luv. Breaking up with your True Luv is a fate worse than death. Months-long depression and suicide are valid responses to being dumped.

At least that seems to be the underlying message of the second Twilight Saga movie, "New Moon," which is effectively a teen-angst version of "Romeo and Juliet," but with more werewolves and less suicide. It's also a flabby adaptation that leaves you wishing that something unpredictable and un-teen-angsty would happen... but it never does.

Bella's (Kristen Stewart) eighteenth birthday party is wrecked when she cuts herself. Jasper goes into a feeding frenzy, and the Cullens realize that she's too tasty to be safe around them. Edward (Robert Pattinson) dumps Bella, and the clan leaves town permanently. Cue emo music, for Bella's life is empty and worthless without Edward. Seriously. We have a fadefest in which we see how empty and lifeless life is without her Hot Rich Sparkly Coverboy.

But after Bella puts herself in danger, she hears Edward ordering her to stop -- so of course she gets a motorcycle and takes up cliff-diving. She also starts palling around with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), an Indian lad who has a supernatural secret of his own (I'll just say it: he's a werewolf) -- and this comes in handy when some Evil Vampires come around hungry for her oh-so-tasty blood. But her daredevil antics have led Edward to believe her dead... and he's going to take drastic action unless she stops him.

"New Moon" is one of those movies that is essentially the book splattered on the big screen, and not much more. Stephenie Meyers' fans will devour it like so many sparkly vampires, but the rest of the population will probably start wishing that the Volturi would wipe out all of Forks.
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By Dickie on 23 Nov. 2012
Format: DVD
The first Twilight film was something of a surprise; not as bad as I feared it would be because I actually found myself enjoying both the story and the films style so I was kind of looking forward to New Moon. The misty look of Twilight for me was perfect; it gave it the feel of something from a dream and something that you didn't need to take too seriously, there was a sense of fun, the soundtrack was incredible and I thought the cast was very good with some threat elements that offered more than just a love story. Twilight was open to those with an open mind to begin with but I think New Moon in part suffers from a departure from many elements of Twilight. Those who have read the material, like myself, will enjoy a faithful adaptation that does have some fair moments that lift it but for everyone else you may be wondering what all the fuss is about especially if you sort of liked the first one.

First is that the picture loses the mist and has a more colourful picture which for me doesn't do the Cullen's any favours who now look more abnormal than they did previously; abnormal in the sense that surely someone would notice just how odd they are. Second is that most of the humour and fun factor is lost due to the nature of the story. Yes Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner enjoy good moments together but at the heart of it we're talking about a character who is hopelessly depressed throughout which isn't an easy thing to sit through especially since for most of the film not much happens. I didn't mind some of it but for me it went on for far too long. Third is that the special effects are very weak and obvious at times which I consider to be unacceptable, the Wolves in particular suffer although are not a complete write off.
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