In the second installment of Stephenie Meyer’s TWILIGHT series, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as BELLA SWAN (Kristen Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of—only to find herself in greater peril than ever before. Following Bella’s ill-fated 18th birthday party, EDWARD CULLEN (Robert Pattinson) 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 (Taylor Lautner), 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.
I didn’t expect to watch anything spectacular when queuing the ticket at Mega Mall XXI, Bekasi last Saturday night, thank God we (I, Die & Biyo) didn’t have to queue for hours just to buy the tickets. If we did, I might be really pissed knowing that I have queued for something very unworthy.
The story based on the best selling Saga series; New Moon. For those who have read it, it is something not surprising anymore to watch. But here I tried to put myself as someone who never reads the Saga. If so, I would say that the movie has a very weak storyline, followed by a very less attractive scenes. I mean, this movie is a plain love story, period. Nothing really special, no one really special. Except for Dakota Fanning.
Okay, you might say that I just being subjective by saying that Dakota is the best actress among others. Let’s say so. But as far as I know, even many movie critics said that Dakota gave a very good job on her role as Jane Volturi, even if she didn’t play much scenes in it. And again, subjectively I assessed, Dakota prolly is the only reason I wanna watch New Moon. And yes, my prediction was true, even if I still had to sighs many times for calming my unsatisfactory need of some qualified movie. Yet I failed to get it from this movie.
But if you are one of the Twi-Hards, my opinion would be an unclear mumbles to you and you’ll keep watching this crap. But If you are objective enough to hear some various kinds of opinions, please just buy the DVD. And I don’t recommend you to buy the original (haha..), wait for a month or two, then buy it. The pirated DVD will already got the fine picture and fine subtitles as well.
Too sarcastic, too sarcastic I have been. But the hell. Because yes, I was very disappointed with this movie.
Next is better (hopefully)… Ninja Assassin!!
~ G ~