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Not bad but not as good as I hoped,
This review is from: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
I saw this film last week. I've read all of the Twilight Saga so was looking forward to the film of New Moon. On the whole, it was fairly good but I do agree with other reviewers, Twilight was better. I enjoyed it but found a few flaws with the film.
In this film, Edward seemed to play a much smaller role, I don't think his scenes were given enough weight and it often seemed that his actions were explained very well. Also a couple of scenes seemed truncated - perhaps they'll be in the deleted scenes section of the dvd? I hope so.
For example, when Edward tells Bella that he is leaving. Far too quick. When it shows Edward taking a photograph from Bella's bedroom, it doesn't show that he is taking all evidence of his ever existing from her - a key reason why she is so miserable afterwards. And the scene when the humans are being taken as food to the Volturi - Bella seems hardly bothered unlike the book where Edward has to force her to move on. And when Edward returns - they resume their relationship without much explanation of why he has changed his mind. No mention that he was going to come back to her anyway because he couldn't stay away.
I do think the scriptwriters must take some of the blame but presumably they were directed where to focus the film?
I did think the relationship with Bella and Jake was very well portrayed and I don't agree that the actor playing him looked too young. However, I felt that the relationship between Bella and Edward seemed to play second fiddle to this.
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Initial post: 18 Jan 2010 09:21:15 GMT
Adele Doherty says:
When Edward is shown in Bella's bedroom with the photograph, he's not shown taking everything, because he doesnt take everything. If you think back to the book, he later explains to Bella that the 'reminders' of him were hidden under the floorboards. He just removed them from her sight, to try and make it easier for her.
Although, yes, some scenes did seem a little rushed. But remember, there's only so much they can put into a movie without making it too long.
Posted on 5 Mar 2011 15:57:45 GMT
I agree with your review, Anne. I felt big scenes were missing from the film as you say!
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