Saturday, November 21, 2009

Movie Review: New Moon!

As you may have heard, on Friday New Moon broke the opening-day box-office record that was previously held by The Dark Knight. If it goes on to have the best opening weekend ever, I'm happy to say that I'll be a part of that new record, because I saw the movie today, and (surprise!) I really enjoyed it. I like that it stayed so true to the book. People who have read the series will likely be very happy with the movie. Admittedly, it can be slow in parts--there's a lot of talking in it, so I can see why some movie critics (who obviously haven't read the awesome books!) thought it was boring. The action scenes were great, though, especially the ones with the werewolves. Kristen Stewart is beautiful as Bella, and Taylor Lautner plays a perfect Jacob. (And man, is he ripped!) Overall I'd give this movie four out of five stars, or a B+. I'm in the mood now to re-read the books, and I can't wait until Eclipse comes out next year!
*If you saw New Moon, how many stars or what grade would you give it?

10 comments:

Ann Marie said...

I'm grateful it beat out the Dark Knight! That makes me happy!!

But.... I am a HUGE fan of the books... and was very disapointed in the movie. I know.. I am one of the only ones out there.. but it was just an average movie to me.

Lots of cheese.. some good.. some awkward.. will I see it again? Yes.. probably one more time in the Theatre with my husband.. but I am sad for the future of the rest of the movies. I guess no one can make the movie I see in my head reading.. right??

Glad you LOVED it.

Donna said...

I can see where you're coming from Ann Marie...even though I liked it, I was a little disappointed too. It's rare that movies are ever as good as what we've created in our minds when we read the books beforehand. I hope Chris Weitz does a great job with Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (if he directs them). I don't know how they're going to do some of the scenes that are in those books!

The Head Eagle said...

I am looking forward to New Moon. I've heard more people say that it stayed true to the book (more than the Twilight). Plus, I'm on Team Jacob, so this is my movie to see! :)

The Head Eagle said...

I am looking forward to New Moon. I've heard more people say that it stayed true to the book (more than the Twilight). Plus, I'm on Team Jacob, so this is my movie to see! :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Glad you liked it! I probably won't see unless forced to by my daughter. ;)

dougandcheryl said...

I keep hearing this from everyone so I'm excited to see it! My mom and I will probably go tomorrow night.

Peter said...

Alas, I will never understand the fickle female mind! First Edward, then Jacob, then Edward again... She could have saved us half the movie if she just stayed with Jacob...He's almost as hot as I am and, as a major plus, he's alive! I'm not sure I'll ever understand the whole corpse-love thing...

Donna said...

Vampires aren't corpses, zombies are!

Sarah Laurence said...

I guessed you'd seen it. I took my daughter and I don't think there was a boy over 5 in the audience. Lots of giggling. I liked it better than the first because it was less violent. I didn't get why Bella would pick Edward over Jacob in this movie. So we only have to wait until June for the next one.

rachel said...

I saw the midnight showing, Donna! I thought it was a better movie than Twilight was in terms of the acting. I was disappointed, however. I would give it a C. You know what I think I will give it a B- and you know why? I actually enjoyed the parts with Jessica and Mike the best. I laughed out loud-thought they did a great job.