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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Die-hard fans will love this, but not everyone else.
I am a fan of the Twilight series. I love the books. But the movies suck. I can't see why people would enjoy this crap. Well, I can see people wanting to see the new and improved Taylor Lautner and Robert P., but Kristen Stewart? Now that is a joke.
Kristen Stewart can act, but she is very bad at it. Her constant blinking and licking her lips is irritating. If I were the director of this movie, I wait until Stewart stops fidgeting to call it a good shot, but if she doesn't I'd fire her and look for a new Bella. And at Volterra when Edward was about to die, what was that with her hair. She was like "No, please *moves hair over-dramatically, PLEASE!". You don't need to show us your hair Kristen. We can see it fine.
Also, Chris Weitz is a good director (I loved American Pie), but this was another disappointment. He added to many features, tried to do too much action, he cut out important scenes (the Alice scenes to be exact), got the lines messed up, and most importantly, he got some terrible actor(s)/actress(s). The Golden Compass was better than this and he still messed up that one, too! Tsk. I'm ashamed of director with such potential.
The only good news I have is about the evil people, the Volturi. Jamie Campbell Bower, Michael Sheen, and Dakota Fanning nailed their roles. Actually, the only reason I saw this was to see Dakota Fanning play evil and how they would do the airplane scene to Volterra (which they ignored). Michael Sheen was eccentric, crazy, and violent, yet calm and serene and peaceful. And Dakota Fanning, what an actress. Who needs Kristen Stewart; Fanning could play a better Bella.
Overall, boring. I swear, though, I thought the special effects with the vampire moving and werewolves were cool. That was good. But that's all. It had a base, but no structure. So therefore, I give it a 4/10.
Not bad, but not great either
Personally, this film was great, if you haven't read the book. Although Andrew Adamson tried to follow the book as much as possible, but the movie and book didn't match up. Cinematography was great, and all the actors and actresses perfectly executed their lines with emotion, but I just couldn't feel like I was there.
Also, what's up with Caspian and Susan? That was never explained in the book. It was alright to put it in the final copy of the movie, but honestly, they could've done better if they had cut it out to add more features from the ORIGINAL book. Seriouly, it was just disappointing.
But on the good side, I loved the action sequences! The one thing I liked that Adamson added was the small battle scene at Miraz's castle. Even though it wasn't in the book, I felt it helped connect the plot line with Peter and Caspian. It shows how frustrated Peter really was and how Caspian now feels trying to take on responsibility and the guilt of his father's death (which Miraz did).
The actors and actresses were very good overall. Peter Dinklage with his amazing eye work, Skandar Keynes and William Moseley as teenage boys, and sweet Georgie Henley as Lucy. I know this is kind of late to say, but she's really cute as Lucy.
Even though you'll probably enjoy the movie for the first, second, and third time, after that you might want to prepare for being bored throughout the film. It's not a movie you want to watch over and over again.
Overall, this was an enjoyable film, mostly for everyone. I liked it, and if I was a professional and legally able to critique this project, I'd give it a 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.