1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

[5.00/10] The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

The Twilight Saga:
New Moon

Short review: Director Chris Wietz brings a commercial feel to "New Moon" which was lacking in Twilight, yet the film ultimately feels less unique than Catherine Hardwicke's effort. This does not help the film in any way as it has less going for it than its predecessor did. Music is a love-hate affair - it feels way too forced in helping create a certain mood that at times the music feels oddly misplaced. The special effects are much improved and now look far from awkward. While the CG is never overly convincing, it is integrated well enough as to not be a distraction. While somewhat enjoyable, "New Moon" lacks identity and this is solely based on the fact that it does little to enhance the "Twilight" formula. Richer mythology is added, the quality of acting has increased in the overall cast and the special effects have undergone a needed retuning. But like Edward so blandly points about himself, the film lacks a soul. The brewing romance between Bella and Edward is lifeless with a general lack of development throughout all the characters. Likewise, the narrative never really seems to head in any viable direction and it is up to the lesser characters to get the film's blood pumping.

  • My Rating: 5.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 28% (4.6/10)
  • IMDb: 4.6/10

No comments: