Opened: November 20, 2022
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Anna Kendrick, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Reaser, Edi Gathegi, Noot Seear, Michael Welch, Chaske Spencer, Tyson Houseman, Kiowa Gordon, Alex Meraz, Bronson Pelletier, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Christian Serratos, Justin Chon, Tinsel Korey, Jamie Campbell Bower, Christopher Heyerdahl, Justine Wachsberger, Cameron Bright, Charlie Bewley & Daniel Cudmore
Following the box office hit of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer’s second book in the series is adapted into a film that somehow is worse than its already terrible predecessor.
After an incident with his family, Edward (Robert Pattinson) decides to leave Bella (Kristen Stewart) in order to protect her. Jacob (Taylor Lautner) admits feelings for Bella as he protects her.
Bella goes through major depression in this film, and it seems like everyone around her is either minimizing or ignoring her pain. She’d be better to sympathize with if Stewart’s acting wasn’t so choppy and awkward.
However, amongst all the other issues, the one that’s most glaring is the CGI. Almost no scene that requires CGI looks good enough to be real and it easily takes you out of the story.
Final say: New Moon could use a bit of light. ★☆☆☆☆