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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost over the moon!, 22 April 2010
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This review is from: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I never made it to the cinema to see this so was counting down the days till it's release. I did enjoy it though was really dissapointed that Catherine Hardwicke didn't direct, I loved Twilight, the mood of it, the way it was filmed and the intensity between Edward and Bella, The Cullens had a mysterious aura about them and I felt though closer to the book New Moon was lacking in this, the difference in the lighting I didn't like and some key bits were just skimmed over. When Carlisle explains how Edward feels about his soul in the extended/deleted scenes that should have been left in and when Edward calls to speak to Charlie, they should have focused on his reaction more, he thinks his destiny, his reason to 'live' is dead and he got about 4 seconds screen time. The way that Edward is dressed is a total u turn, from the James Deanesque to a a bit too fuddy duddy and Jasper, what happened to the hair and clothes!!The image you have in your head of them doesn't quite transfer over as well as Twilight did. The soundtrack was good although Bellas lullaby was nowhere to be heard, I mean come on!! Possibility was an amazing song and summed up Bellas devastation brilliantly, some of the ascending classical music at key bits was a bit too Hollywood and not in keeping with what I expected, I sound like I hated it but I actually really liked it, just dissapointed in some of it. I went through a range of emotions from tears, when Edward dumps her and when she saves him in italy ("I can let you go now") oh man gets me every time; to cheers, they make it home alive, although the journey on the plane could have afforded a small scene. I can't believe ive not mentioned Jacob, the main focus of this film yet, the friendship between him and Bella is lovely though sometimes you think Bella is bloody selfish and lets him dangle! Taylor is really good as Jacob though a bit more time devoted to his struggle in being a Wolf would have been good.Love the wolf pack, Paul especially and would have liked to have seen a bit more of them. They made the film for me, the part at Emilys house was really good, funny. I overall would recommend New Moon it is a good film and Michael Sheen is fab as Aro, charming but so bloody (no pun intended) creepy when he needs to be, just dissapointed that Edward got such a whipping from Felix in Volterra, where in the book was that? Hated the cringeworthy vision that Alice has of Bella, that could have been better. Liked all the extras on the 2 discs, especially 'Edward/Jacob fast forward' and the Eclipse sneak peak, which looks good although the new Victoria looks awful! Heres hoping that all the Cullens get the chance to shine or rather sparkle in the next installment. Bring back Cathy for Breaking Dawn. xx
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2010, 21:14:14 BST
I think that sparkles has really hit the nail on the head with this review it was really funny, Whitty and reflective of the book and the movie, You really seem to have the ability to find the hidden meaning within the book and movie and put a total spin on it, Your either very attentive or you have read and re-read the book or watched the movie at least a dozen times!! The best review by far sparkles, Cant wait to hear what you have to say about Eclipse!! Yours truly, Do I dazzle you!!!!

Posted on 21 Jul 2010, 15:52:33 BST
If you think this movie was a disapointment then you should see Eclipse. Victoria has become younger and as soon as i noticed this it ruined the movie as it bugged me from start to finish. also the passion in this movie to New Moon was just not there, I feel now we know the caracters on the outside of the movies we don't get the same feel as we did when Twilight first hit our screens. see what you think. i just cant wait for braking dawn which as being broken into 2 movies is going to be good - i hope!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2010, 13:02:22 BST
Sparkles says:
I agree about Victoria, I really didn't like her, no offence to Bryce but Summit should have stuck with Rachelle who in my opinion is always going to be Victoria. Asides from that though I loved Eclipse, i mean the scene in the car park when Jacob first appears on screen, brilliant!! Obviously Bella and Jaspers dodgy hair was a tad annoying and i had a few other gripes with it but overall i loved it, the comic one liners, mostly from Charlie were fab and overall i thought the story was told well. Liked seeing more of Jasper. The wolf pack in human form I would have liked to have seen more but i loved the campfire scene. I'm going to go and see it again with fresh eyes incase my excitement got the better of me. Looking forward to breaking dawn, though it seems an awful long time to wait.
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