We've all been waiting a whole year for the New Moon movie. Was it worth it? There aren't many reviews available at the moment, but general vibe is "It's better than Twilight."
"While this second chapter of Summit Entertainment's four-part franchise is as good as Twilight and arguably a shade better, it's indisputably darker in its depiction of the throes and woes of adolescent love, especially when one gets dumped."
— Jordan Mintzer, Variety
"[Director] Weitz brings a few more flickers of humour to the narrative, but the essential, appealing earnestness of the book remains, whole-heartedly embraced. New Moon is a story about longing, and loss, and the dangers of desire."
— Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
"This is a soap opera, folks — and acceptable escapism for those old enough to see it yet still young enough to shriek at undead dreamboats."
— Anna Smith, Time Out New York
"The movie is best enjoyed for its dowdy sops to teen culture — vampires with email addresses, lycanthropes with six-packs — but for anyone on the outside looking in, the insulation of the characters from real danger makes it a bit of a drag."
— Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph (UK)
"This is still one of the silliest movie franchises out there and one which is totally critic proof. People will still go see it even if there are verifiable reports that watching it makes your eyes bleed."
— James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"...takes the tepid achievement of Twilight, guts it, and leaves it for undead."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Critic reviews for the second Twilight Saga
movie have run the gamut. However, when it comes to die-hard fans, the decision to see New Moon
was made weeks ago. Entertainment Weekly
reports that the movie is breaking pre-sales records
and that Fandango
has sold out several thousand New Moon
But what will Twilight fans think of the movie? Will it be worth the wait? For a good indication, we looked to an early review posted on the fansite Novel Novice Twilight. Here's a recap of what their reviewer had to say:
Okay, I'm just going to say it. The Twilight Saga: New Moon is not a perfect movie. Critics — the really nasty ones — are going to nitpick and tear it to shreds. Which is really a shame, because while it is not a perfect movie — it's a wonderfully enjoyable movie. (For this fan, at least.) I’ll be honest, New Moon is my least favorite of the books — but I felt a new sense of appreciation for it while watching it unfold on the big screen.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon is also a huge step-up from Twilight, in many ways. The overall scope and feel of the entire movie is both bigger and better.... And oddly enough — it actually felt to me like there was more romance between Bella and Edward in New Moon than there was in the first movie.... Can I also just say thank you to the folks who injected New Moon with all the action scenes?
For more fan reviews, check out our First Fans segment. And let us know what you think of the New Moon by posting a comment on the movie page.