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The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Fantasy Drama Romance Thriller


 

Realising Bella will never be safe as long as he's around, Edward makes the difficult decision to leave.

This sequel significantly outshines its predecessor, as the presence of a storyline improves it in leaps and bounds. The eclipse of romance is welcome, as we share Bella's pain and encourage her recklessness. Despite console from (decidedly buff) friend Jacob, her time spent moping takes a lot longer than the film lets you believe. Their performances are less than desirable, but we find some hope in the small moments of action, laughter and extension of the mythology. Less brood and more mood, "New Moon" has successfully revived the saga.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 19th November 2009
130 mins