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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

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Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship- this time with werewolf Jacob Black.

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After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella's blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward's sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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20 November 2009 (USA)  »

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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£11,683,158 (UK) (20 November 2009)

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$296,623,634 (USA) (29 June 2010)
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Trivia

When Carlisle is cleaning out Bella's wound after her disastrous eighteenth birthday party, he drops a match into the bowl with the glass, blood gauze, etc. If you look closely, you can see that it resembles the cover of the novel 'New Moon'. This is similar to what Melissa Rosenberg did in Twilight (2008), when Edward caught the apple that Bella dropped in the cafeteria. See more »

Goofs

During Edward and Felix's fight, the harness Edward is wearing under the robe is visible in some shots. See more »

Quotes

Bella Swan: [Noticing Jacob's physique up close] You're sort of beautiful.
Jacob Black: How hard did you hit your head?
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Very disappointing
22 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I loved the Twilight movie, that's how I started reading the books in the first place. I've read them about ten times each and I still like them. But New Moon's big screen adaptation was a huge let down.

One thing that was improved was that many of the characters actually smiled or laughed naturally when the moment called for it, as opposed to the "I don't crack a smile cause I'm a seriously deadly vampire" routine in Twilight.

I liked the portrayal of Alice, she seemed more like what she should be according to the book, Charlie and I also liked the wolves and the rest of the special effects.

But I couldn't feel the bond between Edward and Bella. I couldn't believe that they loved each other. Hell, I couldn't believe they even liked each other. Even at the end, after their ordeal, after deciding that they would never let each other go, they were frigid. The actors just delivered their lines, they didn't feel them.

The score ranged from awful to non-existent. It seems as though it was not written specifically for New Moon. Carter Burwell's score brings to memory specific scenes in Twilight. This one is an indifferent, generic one, I guess it would fit in whatever movie you threw it in.

However, the most important flaw was that the entire movie seemed very rushed, like it was originally supposed to be much longer but somebody edited it heavily and really, really badly. For example, in an instant we are informed that Edward is going to commit suicide thinking Bella's dead, she drives off with Alice *bang* next thing you know you see a plane in the air, *bang* next thing you know Alice and Bella are already inside the stolen car on their way to Volterra and it carries on like that until the end.

No character development, no bonds between them, no space to breathe, no explanation whatsoever of how things happened or how decisions were made, nothing but a hastily chopped up summary of the book.

Is the actual movie coming out any time soon?


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