Critic reviews of

The Twilight Saga: New Moon  (2009 - English)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon cumulative rating: 3.15 out of 53.15/5 (29 users)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon critics rating: 2.35 out of 5 2.35/5 (7 critics)

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon critic reviews & ratings


There's way too much tortured acting going on in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, even for those like me who enjoyed the earlier film. Picking up where Twilight left off, this film follows moody teenager Bella Swan as she's dumped by her vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen for fear of hurting her. She spends months on end moping in her bedroom, before another boy falls in love with her. more

The big tease turns into the long goodbye in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the juiceless, near bloodless sequel about a teenage girl and the sparkly vampire she, like, totally loves. When last we saw Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her pretty dead guy, Edward (Robert Pattinson), in Twilight — the series hadn’t been saga-fied yet — the two had pledged their troth, a chaste commitment solidified during moody walks in the woodsmore

Some lucky girl, this Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart)! On the one hand, she manages to find the wildest boyfriends for sure: If it isn't the ashen-white and absolutely ravishing vampire, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), baring his fangs for her, it's the eight-pack were-wolf, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) feverishly grinding his teeth or wolfishly blinking his eyes for her. And on the other, she manages to stay away from all the banal humansmore

The Twilight saga continues with New Moon. Edward Cullen(Pattinson) and his family of friendly vampires abandon the town of Forks following Bella's ill-fated 18th birthday party. Bella(Kristen Stewart) affected by the split is listless , wan and lovelorn. Her only friend being Jacob(Taylor Lautner). It's a love triangle of sorts. Jacob loves Bella but Bella cannot forget Edward. She keeps seeing his image wherever she goesmore

So by now, dear reader, I am pretty sure you know how deeply, The Twilight Saga: New Moon has bitten. (To be precise it has reportedly collected $579,831,168 and counting.) A sequel to the hugely successful 2008 Twilight, it follows closely Stephen Meyer's book about the haplessly-in-love-with-a-vampire teenaged girl, her object of affection, white-as-chalk vampire, and a brooding werewolf. It continues from Twilight; Bella (Kristen Stewart) is now settled inmore

Is she still in love with that white-faced vampire Edward (Pattinson) or does she fancy the athletic and almost always shirtless werewolf Jacob (Lautner)? Bella's (Stewart) depressing dilemma over choosing a lover and sticking to him makes for most of the second chapter in The Twilight Saga. We know that Edward has left her, seemingly for her own good. "You can't see me now", he tells hermore

‘New Moon’, the second instalment of the Twilight series, is darker not solely for its complex story line but also because of the minimal presence of ‘white-skinned’ vampire Edward Cullen in it. All you Robert Pattinson fans out there, New Moon, it seems, will remain one of the weakest links of Meyer’s Twilight series for this very reason, although Chris Weitz makes up for this drawback with his brilliant direction. If Twilight was a bright and beautiful build-upmore