Starring: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and a whole lot of other people.
Following Bella Swan's ill-fated 18th birthday party, Edward Cullen and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington, in an effort to protect her from the dangers inherent in their world. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school, numb and alone, she discovers Edward's image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. Her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.
With the help of her childhood friend Jacob Black, Bella refurbishes an old motorbike to carry her on her adventures. Bella's frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob, a member of the mysterious Quileute tribe, who has a supernatural secret of his own.
When a chance encounter brings Bella face to face with a former nemesis, only the intervention of a pack of supernaturally large wolves saves her from a grisly fate, and the encounter makes it frighteningly clear that Bella is still in grave danger. In a race against the clock, Bella learns the secret of the Quileutes and Edward's true motivation for leaving her. She also faces the prospect of a potentially deadly reunion with her beloved that is a far cry from the one she'd hoped for.
On Friday, my sisters and a few of our friends went to the movies bright and early to see this movie. We had ourselves a total girly day and we turned a movie experience into a six hour gush fest. It was great! Now, I didn't reread any of the books before watching the movie but as much as I loved the book (New Moon) when I read it, I haven't reread it once since I finished it.
Anyway, I went into this movie thinking that it was just going to be a good movie but what I got was so much more entertaining then that. The movie was great, the story was great, the characters leaped off the movie screen for the most part and I really enjoyed the second installment of the Twilight movies. As much as I enjoyed Twilight, I enjoyed this one more. The experience was so worth the wait and the pain my sisters were before the movie. Buy your tickets now before it sells out, go pick up our tickets the night before so that we don't have to wait in line, hurry up and get to the theater so we don't get stuck with sucky seats, blah blah frickin' blah. Having to deal with all of that was so worth for this movie. I'm going to happily do all of this again come June for Eclipse and I hated Eclipse the book! We'll just have to see how they turn the book into the movie. I can't wait!
I kept hearing in the theater, everyone saying that Edward wasn't as attractive in this movie as Jacob was but umm, hello? He wasn't supposed to be handsome, he spends most of the book/movie depressed and tortured over not having Bella in his life anymore so of course it would make sense that he doesn't give a shit about what he looks like. As tortured and depressed and toe up as he looked in this movie, I still loved him and at the end of the movie when Bella tells Jacob, "It's always been him," I cheered (literally) in the theater and said, "Take that, Team Jacob!" Because like Bella, for me, it's always been Edward.
But, as much as I love me some Edward...I'm totally Team Paul as well. I wanted to lick Paul when I'd see him come across the screen. He is hot stuff! When Bella slapped him silly and he goes all crazy and turns into a werewolf, I had to fan myself! *sigh* I want more Paul dammit! It was good to see all of the werewolves and vamps, put a face to their names from the books but my one complaint was that they didn't spend enough time on explaining the whole werewolf legend. In the books, we get to know the whole tribe history and though it probably would have made the movie a lot longer, I missed that in the movie so while I was bummed that I didn't get much from that angle, I still enjoyed the heck out of this movie.
Wow, Dakota Fanning's role in this movie was so small and yet I thought she was fantastic! She's a great Jane and I can't wait to see more from her.
We see Edward sparkle again and we see the depth of the love that they both have for each other (Bella and Edward) and they totally rocked out and Kristen's acting ability only slightly annoyed me with her frantic blinking and the awkward breathing but for the most part, she did okay. I loved how they did the passing of time after Edward left for Bella and her dreams at night when she would wake up and start screaming, the first time she did that I laughed but after that, I remembered why she was having those dreams and so I was good after that.
Oh yeah, another thing that made me laugh like a loon was Alice's vision of Bella being turned. WTF? That is SO not Bella and Edward...that's not Bella at all. Haha.
Overall, this movie was great and I've got plans to see it two more times with different friends. I'm totally up for going to see it a third time too so that should explain just how happy this movie made me.
You should definitely go out and see this movie, I'm sure everyone will like it!