New Moon Makes History Despite Bad Reviews

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Well, it's official—last night's midnight screenings of New Moon raked in $26.27M and beat the record held by the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for most advance sales of any film ever!

Fans may be loving the on-screen chemistry between Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (or Taylor Lautner, if thats your thing), but critics are not so keen on the Vampire flick.

Roger Ebert claims that the film's characters "charisma is by Madame Tussaud."

The Boston Globe remarks "Sorry, girls: The thrill is gone," adding that "where the first film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, plugged into [author Stephenie] Meyer’s vision of supernatural teenage lust with abandon, Chris Weitz is stuck with a sequel that’s a morning-after mope-fest."

And Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times says Lautner and Kristen Stewart lack any sort of chemistry. "The connection between these two is so self-evidently non-romantic that it turns out not to be much of a diversion."

The movie is expected to make $100 million over the weekend.

Have you seen New Moon yet? Do you agree with the critics?

 

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  • JIMS
    JIMS

    Type your comment here.I loved the first Twilight with the exception of the fake vampire running and tree climbing scenes.Katherine Hardwicke captured the magic in Stephanie Meyers book. I had High hopes that New Moon would be just as good or even better. I was sadly disapointed in the chopped up mess of movie that Chris weintz created, he totally blew it. There were only a couple of good scenes but the movie just didnt have the magic or flow of its first movie. For some reason even Rob Pattinson didnt look as handsome .The music didnt leave me with the feeling that i had to go out and buy the cd. Nor do i have the urge to go see it multiple times at the theater like i did with the first movie. BTW, I have never ever saw a movie at theater move than once before Twilight. Thumbs down for me, i was really disappointed with New Moon. I COULDNT AGREE MORE !!!!!!!!

  • JIMS
    JIMS

    I didnt like the movie. Twilight was good enough to make me go to read all books and become a twilight book fan. being so literal to the book doesnt make it a good movie. In New Moon I cried a lot, and felt Bellas depression, and Jacobs warmth and excellent humor, also the strong love between Bella and Edward, because in Twilight you only read Bellas obsession. ( You have to read midnight sun to see Edwards love). In New Moon, Bella realises that her love is as strong as Edwards, the movie skipped this. I think, this second movie is more to the movie fans than the readers, is all about effects and making money out of it. The music sucked really bad, although the ST is very good it was out of placed in the scenes, most of the time I felt watching a bad version of superman ( for example when she goes to italy). And the Hansel and Gretel scene of Edward and bella runing was ridiculous. At the end Bella told Jacob that she loved him when that is the hole point of their relationship in Eclipse that she realises shes in love with him too, that sucked too. Watching the movie made me feel like the director had no time from the middle to the end to put everything he wanted to put in the movie and just smashed it all in. The reconcialition between B and E is not good enough, when in the book is so beautiful. Too much action parts like in volterra with Felix, with laurent, with Victoria and worst at the end with J and E. That doesnt matter in the book, actually the action is for Eclipse and Breaking D, not this one. Edward breaking the cellphone in Rio was silly. The point of mention Romeo and Juliette in the book was the remind that sometimes in love stupid mistakes makes love tragedies, when in the movie you just think that argument was stupid. Most of the people think that the color of this movie was better than the first, It was to happy, for the hole depression thing, like too good mooddy and sunny. Kristen acted better in the first one, I think she had a better acting direction. Anyway, I hope Eclipse would less bad. In the end, It didnt make me want to watch the next one, like all good movie sagas.

  • sakine
    sakine

    in my opinion the movie doesn't cover the book at all. There are several important parts which wasn't seen in the movie. to sum up the movie is all about the actors. who cares!! it should reflect the book/story.

  • guest
    guest

    that was such a good movie

  • guest
    guest

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on. ur a retard

  • Guest
    Guest

    I liked the movie, but the book will always be better, but that's with every movie that's based on a book. The only thing that I didn't like was the length of the movie, it was way too long.

  • msjings
    msjings

    I kinda feel like a trader even saying what I really thought of the movie but I gotta say...I was disappointed .I loved Twilight and yes, I've read all the books several times so I feel I can be a fair judge. I didn't like the warmer tone of the film, liked twilight better. I also thought that Kristen, although typically a great actor, didn't convey they sadness that Bella felt when Edward left. It seemed awkward when she was suppose to be so distraught in the forrest after edward left her.And the lack of chemistry b/t Bella and Jacob and the abscense of Edward had me picking apart the things that seemed wrong. Like the drive to the Volturri, it looked like a kiddie ride, not realistic. The whole scene of the drive to Italy reminded me of a '70s foreign film. And the constant playing of music was distracting to me. It played even while the elevator music was playing.I did notice that the energy seemed to come back as soon as Edward reappeared. The scene when they were back together did seem real and sweet to me. I watched it twice and liked it more the second time but honestly I think it lacked the intimacy for lack of a better word that Twilight had.That said, I can't wait for Eclipse. Its my favorite book of the 4 .More Edward =better movie.

  • msjings
    msjings

    Wrong. Wrong. wrong! Please, New Moon was absolutley amazingg!! Try reading the books before youu start to jugde the movies. Could care less what critics say, it was even better than Twilight. Annd they will continue advancingg!

  • yeah yeah yeah
    yeah yeah yeah

    Honestly i thought that the movie was way better than the last one and jacob did a really good job at acting but of course its hard to act like you love someone especially when its KStew, for one shes a horrible actor and two shes gross. so thats that,

  • laynie
    laynie

    I'm a fan of the books, I thought Twilight was an OK movie, it did not, however, do any justice to the book. So I went into New Moon thinking that it was going to suck but, boy, was I wrong. Kristen Stewart's acting in New Moon was soooooo much better than Twilight, she didn't come off as awkward. The visuals were great. Taylor and Kristen had great chemistry throughout the movie. Taylor portrays the perfect Jacob, hands down. Robert Pattinson, although, his performance improved in New Moon, I hope he lightens Edward up a bit. In the movie, Edward looks sad all the time, whereas in the books, Edward is charming and more alive. Can't wait for Eclipse!

  • LAYNIE
    LAYNIE

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on. I WENT TO SEE THIS MOVIE LAST NIGHT, THE MAJORITY OF GIRLS IN LINE LOOKED OVER 20, SO NO NOT ONLY 12-YEAR-OLDS WATCHED NEW MOON.

  • basketball12
    basketball12

    this movie was so amazing i loved it untiil the end which i must say i am so excited to see the third movie (eclipse) and buy every single movie of the twilight saga.... the critics are stupid and wrong

  • JADE STARR
    JADE STARR

    how could anyone compare a movie cool as this to the gay harry potter crap? The critics don't know jack and Americans aren't the only ones spending their dimes to see this film, but we sure know how to make them!!!!!!

  • HungarianFan
    HungarianFan

    [quote=My Opinion]I'm a fan of the book and I didn't love the film at all. Not that I was a fan of the first film either. Whilst New Moon is about heart break and Bella's struggle to cope with the sudden loss of Edward, I found the key scenes that would truely show her pain were poorly peformed. Whilst I have no aversions to Kristen Stewart I just found her emotionally detached at times...I personally didn't feel it. Chris definately tried to keep to the book and there were definately more links between the film the book which lacked in the first one. Charlie Swan was not in it enough, Alice was great and Jacob was alright. I know many people will probably disagree with me but that's what I think. After all the image created in my mind will never reflect the interpretation of the director. But like 'Me' says...records are meant to be broken and i'm sure the next installment of Harry Potter will break the recod.

  • sissi
    sissi

    COME ON GUYS!even if new moon made a record by selling 30 million dollars in one or two or i don't know how many days the result is important.new moon will never make 90.000.000$ like hp neither 1 billion like the dark knight.

  • kayla
    kayla

    okay i thyk it should have been more like the book. omg they left to many good details out of the movie., but i do say it was good. i thyk they should of kept the director catherine hardwicke. it mite have been a bit better

  • Sylvia
    Sylvia

    I'm another fan who loved the movie and am planning to see it a few more times.

  • anna
    anna

    Just saw the movie, and must admit I was DISAPPOINTED:( I have read the books several times and it just seems like they tried to jam pack everything that happened in the book into the movie and it totally would not have made sense without reading the book. Also I was bored!!!! It was soooooooooo hard to get into the movie, they just kept throwing fact after fact at us but no real story line. I want the original director back!!!!!! Also the music, which is very important since it sets the mood for the scene, sucked big time in New Moon, Twilight was so much better in comparison. There were no major memorable moments in this movie, for example Twilight had the part where Edward saves Bella from being hit by the truck, everything in this movie seemed to float by.....

  • Babs29
    Babs29

    I have issues with how they ended the film .I feel it has over stepped into Eclipse territory and may have possibly ruined the next movie for me .

  • Mariela
    Mariela

    Why are people so dismissive and disrespectful about the mentality and feelings of teenagers that love everything and anything to do with this franchise? Were you not a teenager yourself a few years (or decades) back? I would imagine that at some point in your life back then, you had an enormous amount of feeling/craziness over someone or something. I'm sure you, too, didn't appreciate the fact that those older than you couldn't understand your devotion over whatever it was you loved. My point is - don't judge just because you feel the opposite. These kids are having the time of their lives and it's really not your place to criticize them or demean their feelings - no matter how much it annoys you.

  • Zen
    Zen

    I was honestly expecting so much worse when I went to go see New Moon last night. All of the reviews made it seem like the movie was directed by a 5 year old. Honestly, for the fans who have read the book, I don't think it was that f*cking terrible! I think the biggest problem has to do with the casting job. Jesus, if they wanted two people with no charisma or decent acting skills other than the ability to act apathetic, they found themselves a winning pair. They casted the worst two actors for the part, in my opinion. I think the film would have had a better chance if they hadn't picked Stewart and Pattinson

  • Mellz
    Mellz

    i like the books better...they ruin it... except the HOT guy ^^

  • Jamie
    Jamie

    People who like the movies over the books are just stupid period.

  • Shannon
    Shannon

    Both movies sucked. But i dont agree wti hthe first one being better, Catherine is a joke and shouldnt direct another movie ever. Butt like was saying i absolutely love the books,but the movies are so bad their hard to watch. I wish they never ruined the novels by creating such horrible movies. FYI Robet Pattinson is one of the ugliest guys they could have picked to play Edward.

  • just-sayin
    just-sayin

    y'know there's probably a reason critics didn't read the books...they're over 14 and have a life, you see...

  • jiji
    jiji

    You know, the problem is that NOT everybody has read the books. Many of you say that critics should have read them but tbh, it's NOT true! We are talking about movies that were based on books. So, IMO, movie goers have to understand what they see without further information. The movies have to be able to tell you stories on their own for crying out loud. Twilight movies, IMO, were not able to do that. I saw them with my family who had not read the books and everyone was like 'OK, I get it but the movies were rushed and not thoroughly explained.' So, IMO, thumbs up for the critics and thumbs down for Twilight and New Moon movies.

  • phattyphatiti
    phattyphatiti

    I liked it. I thought it was great.

  • lauren
    lauren

    Obviously the critics have not read the books. The second book is a sob fest and is sad and is depressing. Of course the movie is going to be the same way. Also, there is not suppose to be this huge love connection between Jacob (Taylor) and Bella (Kristen). Their relationship is just starting. Book 3 (and Movie 3) is where it gets COMPLICATED. Don't write a review, if you don't know your sh*t. Like what was said above...if you're a fan of the books, you love the movie!!!

  • Smart
    Smart

    Pure garbage. If you have the mentality of a 12 year old girl, you might like this self-indulgent nonsense, otherwise, avoid.

  • Violet
    Violet

    I saw this movie yesturday. In a whhole, I thought it was pretty good, the fight scenes were wicked but it was too slow in some places.Not to mention, rumor has it that Edwards had to paint his abs on because he didn't work out for the movie. That ruined it for me, whether or nt it was true. The books are waaaaaaay better tho, and always wil be. I don't know why, but i can't stand Kristen's face. She always seems to have this dead paned look on her face, in my opinion. Also, in every movie I've seen her in, she always seems to have the same personality.

  • Twilight Saga Fan
    Twilight Saga Fan

    I loved new moon, It sticked to the book. Normally parts II are not as good as the Ist part. But this second part was much much better the twilight.

  • AVALON
    AVALON

    critics arnt there to disect and give there opions on the BOOKS. thats why they are called MOVIE critics. they watch the movies and give an honest opionion on the way it was filmed and the actors in them. i think they know what they are talking about. As most of these critics know what makes a good movie and what dosent. They know whats going to generate oscar buzz and what isnt. so lay off, if your a fan of the book, you most likely will be wishing that the movies are amazing and that everyone will be inlove with the books, movies and characters as much as you are. but the truth is, that it takes alot to portray a character from a book into a film well and it takes alot to transfer everything described in a book onto a movie screen and in this case, neither have been done well. if your a massive fan of the books you will most likely see past all the flaws because your just happy to have a face to the characters and so on. but if you honestly dont know what makes a fantastic film then your going to disagree with the critics. also you most likely will aswell if you are a tween and have nothing better to do with your time then pine over a fictional character made up by a woman, and the guy who plays him who in fact is nothing like the character or even particularly likes him. give it another few years and watch the fan fair die down as they did for LOTR as something new catches the tween markets eye. :)

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * For me the movie was not what I expected, to me it felt rushed, and I think if you have not read the books you should not go see this movie-- this movie was made for only the true fans like me, who actually read all the books!! If you have not you might be a little confused about some parts-- but luckily for me I read them!! Over all the movie was great, Taylor looked hot as usual!! LOVE TAYLOR-- and ONLY HIM!!* =P

  • Impressed with New Moon!
    Impressed with New Moon!

    Maybe the critics shouldnt have to read the book to understand, but they cant get upset with the way the movie is, since it is based on a book. I hated Twilight. It was cheesy and Kristen was horrible. But I loved New Moon!! Kristen didnt studder or blink nearly as much, and the seemed more at ease. I feel like there was more humor which help off set the sadness of the movie. I have to admit that I LOVE all the book and New Moon is my least favorite. I have very low expectations for the movie because of how Twilight was butchered on screen. But I was very very happy with the movie!! I will definetly see it again.

  • Twimom
    Twimom

    I'm sorry but all movie critics are stupid. They always give crappy reviews to the most poplular movies and good ones to moves that really suck. I never listen to them. Listen to the true fans. The movie is great and it has made millions and will continue to. Know why? The fans love it! I will see it again and again and I look forward to the next one. They did a great job this time and it shows.

  • mary
    mary

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on. i agree it makes me mad to thing that greatness is being over taken by movie that are whatever!! i dont know this generation and feel sorry for it they dont have the great music, movies, and other things of our time god bless the 80s, 90s and so on down the list!!

  • kam12
    kam12

    Excuse me I am one of those 12 year old girls i think twilight is one of the best things ever it broke harry potters record cause harry potter sucks!!!

  • kam12
    kam12

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on.

  • lalaa
    lalaa

    wayyyyyyyy worse than i expected. i'm not gonna lie.

  • whatever
    whatever

    ive already seen new moon and i think its totally awesome!!

  • obsessed
    obsessed

    being a huge twilight fan ive been waiting for this movie for soooo long and it wasnt exactly the best but it was still good! way better than twilight but like there was to much jacob(sorry) but srsly i wanted edward and bella more! but ya it was good even though,, AND I LOVED IT!!! GAHHH AMAZING I WATCHED IT TWICE ALREADY lol

  • T
    T

    That movie was amazing!! Taylor and Kristen and amazing chemistry, and so did rob and kristen... it was everything i expected and wanted it to be!! i wasnt disappointed at all!!! GO SEE NEW MOON!

  • caroline
    caroline

    Chris made a better work with this movie and IT IS better than the first one, I can definitely agree on that, so people who didn't like it were just expecting too much of it !

  • Annananana
    Annananana

    I love Twilight and everything, but Harry Potter & the Deatlhy Hallows is soooo gonna take over again! wooooo, long live Harry!...& Edward, of course

  • pattyciva
    pattyciva

    I saw the movie last night, and I would have to disagree with the critics who say there is no connection between Kristen and Taylor. The scenes where those 2 were involved were wayy better than I expected. But, that's just my opinion :) and if you're a fan of the books - this movie is for you! Taylor and Kristen make a GREAT couple.. seriously.. I saw the movie at 12 :01 am and I was seriously freak out.. and they both did a GREAT job. And the director... gosh.. I don't like him at all.. he doesn't put music for jacob and bella! I mean... the couple.. you know? for example: Edward and Bella have like a music who represent them.. but jacob and bella don't have any... =(

  • susanacullen
    susanacullen

    I personally don't care what the critics say! Im a twihard! And even though it got bad reviews i still went and saw it! And i liked it! Yeah.it coud have been better but it didnt suck!

  • susanacullen
    susanacullen

    I personally don't care what the critics say! Im a twihard! And even though it got bad reviews i still went and saw it! And i liked it! Yeah.it coud have been better but it didnt suck!

  • Emily Britt
    Emily Britt

    "Clearly the critics did not read the books" that is such a lame ass excuse. They didn't read them because they are FILM critics not teenage girls! A movie should be good without reading the books. I've never read Harry Potter but i love the movies. I think you Twilight fans just pretend to like the movies because you like the books so much.

  • skrum
    skrum

    lol you guys are so pathetic. NEW MOON BEAT HALF BLOOD PRINCE. get over it!!! ugh, you harry potter people just disgust me. you'll say anything to defend HP despite the fact that twilight is taking over. it beat HP now, and it'll beat it again. harry potter has been here since 2000 and something (i'm not a HP fan, so who cares?) and twilight just comes out 2008 and it's already beating it. haha yeah, about you. obviously you arent a real literary fan because most people who enjoy the style of the twilight novels, also really enjoyed harry potter while growing up. i love harry potter and waiting in line to see that too, im not angry about new moon beating harry potter, i think that its cool that they are going against one another, cause its all the same fans for the most part. except for the fact that there are no men in the theatre watching twilight, haha... only women.

  • .
    .

    well, everyone i no that went to see new moon liked it :')

  • skrum
    skrum

    Also to add to my comment before, you shouldn't have to read a book to understand or like a movie. Critics can criticize a movie without reading it, in fact they shouldn't have to read a book to explain why something happened in a movie and that is why not all movies have books. i feel like they didnt make these movies for the people who havent read the books. they made these movies knowing that they already had a huge following and regardless if the general public thinks they are good or not doesnt matter to them, because they know in the end the fans of the books are what is going to get them through in the box office. the true fans dont really care about what people who havent read the books are saying about the movies, cause they know they wouldnt understand it as much, and i think it was made to be that way. but that's just my opinion. i loove the twilight novels, and read them a long time ago before all of this hype started, and i still love it. the movies arent what i wished they were, but i still watch them just because i love the books so much.

  • ditto
    ditto

    I agree, most of the critics that are giving this movie a bad review probably have no clue what the books are about. However, despite what most of you think, the critics have EVERY right to criticize this movie without reading the books. It is, after all, their job to criticize movies...not books, and they're doing just that. I think most people are trying to take the greatness of the book series and apply it to the movies making their opinions very biased. Remember this was a movie...not a book. Personally, I think the movie was rather dull. I felt no intensity in the storyline or relationships. Perhaps if they spent less time on abs so solid you could crack a walnut on and more time on the movie it would have been better. Last I checked, the book series wasn't about abs. The third movie will most likely be better. The guy that directed 30 days of night is doing the third one, so everyone that didn't "feel it" this time around should get their thirst quenched in the third. Anyways, if you need something to help you fall asleep, find a website with crack movies and throw on New Moon.

  • apples
    apples

    [quote=stupid ppl] I feel offended. i'm 15(16 in a month), i'm not american but whatever.... point is... i like twilight because of the books and i would like to see what the filmmakers can do. and i dont think im the only one offended here. YOU should keep your comments to yourself or post them on some sort of hate pages. WTF? your comment makes absolutely no sense at all. you are not american yet you are offended by a comment somebody made about american girls? she and other people have the right to leave comments here and say whatever they want to (whether they are fans of twilight or not). you don't get the right to edit anyone, nor do you have the right to tell people to keep their comments to themselves. in a america we exercise our right of free speech. get over it.

  • mnd
    mnd

    I saw the movie last night and I loved it. It exceeded my expectations, and yes I would see it again

  • stupid ppl
    stupid ppl

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on. I feel offended. i'm 15(16 in a month), i'm not american but whatever.... point is... i like twilight because of the books and i would like to see what the filmmakers can do. and i dont think im the only one offended here. YOU should keep your comments to yourself or post them on some sort of hate pages.

  • cocoloa
    cocoloa

    i watched the movie yesterday and it was good but not intense as the first i think catherine hardwick does a better job then christ soory

  • erps
    erps

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on. I couldnt agree more! I used to be a fan of the books but no longer am after i started reading Harry Potter i realized how crappy twilight really is and how it is so over exaggerated. you a very right. another movie will definitely break new moon records. those of you who can't see that are seriously in denial. i have not seen the movie, but just as you said, movies always get their records broken. people are all hyped about new moon making history, but records get smashed all the time. im pretty sure that new moon won't be any different. so far people have told me that it is bad, but i still kinda want to see it and make my own judgment. i agree that harry potter is a more unique read then the twilight sagas.

  • Maddie
    Maddie

    The critics are just trying to 'be different' and not seem like they are obsessed by saying those awful things, but i bet when they get home their rooms are plastered with new moon posters. And another thing, Twilight was a grain of sand compared to New Moon! NEW MOON WAS TEN TIMES BETTER!!!

  • fruit
    fruit

    I have seen the movie and I love it, I agreed with mohoff88, I think that Chris do a verry great work and yes The connection between Jacob and bella its complecated in the 3th book.. I really love the movie even my friend was crying (: lol!

  • Nina
    Nina

    lol you guys are so pathetic. NEW MOON BEAT HALF BLOOD PRINCE. get over it!!! ugh, you harry potter people just disgust me. you'll say anything to defend HP despite the fact that twilight is taking over. it beat HP now, and it'll beat it again. harry potter has been here since 2000 and something (i'm not a HP fan, so who cares?) and twilight just comes out 2008 and it's already beating it. haha

  • just me
    just me

    So what if the critics didn't read the books?? It's not their job to read, it's their job to watch movies.

  • Twila
    Twila

    Type your comment here.I loved the first Twilight with the exception of the fake vampire running and tree climbing scenes.Katherine Hardwicke captured the magic in Stephanie Meyers book. I had High hopes that New Moon would be just as good or even better. I was sadly disapointed in the chopped up mess of movie that Chris weintz created, he totally blew it. There were only a couple of good scenes but the movie just didnt have the magic or flow of its first movie. For some reason even Rob Pattinson didnt look as handsome .The music didnt leave me with the feeling that i had to go out and buy the cd. Nor do i have the urge to go see it multiple times at the theater like i did with the first movie. BTW, I have never ever saw a movie at theater move than once before Twilight. Thumbs down for me, i was really disappointed with New Moon.

  • rella
    rella

    I thought the movie was good - however - a bit of a pacing problem and really wanted more Volturi scenes, and more wolf pack scenes.....

  • twilightzone
    twilightzone

    I agree that this is a movie for the disney channel generation and is crap. Is this a horror movie or the jonas brothers with fangs? Once again 12 year old girls rule the big screen and the movie makers will continue pumping out this crap for years to come.

  • sgulati
    sgulati

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on. I couldnt agree more! I used to be a fan of the books but no longer am after i started reading Harry Potter i realized how crappy twilight really is and how it is so over exaggerated.

  • mischa
    mischa

    critics are just jealous1!!!!! we love new oon and robert apttinson

  • mischa
    mischa

    i lloooveeeeeeeee the ovie new moon! and also robert pattinson!!! critics suck

  • manos
    manos

    Sorry but I must agree to the critics. I saw the movie, here in Greece, and it wasn't as good as I had expected.... :-( The supernatural thing, that it was on Twilight movie, was gone. The vampires were the same as humans.... and I didn't like it!

  • Whateva
    Whateva

    Seriously, the fan's opinions are what matters not just in "New Moon", but in any movie. I, personally, never listen to critics. I decide for myself if a movie delivers or not. I don't need some "movie expert" telling me what's good or bad about them. IMO, moviegoers should be their own critic. They are not any different from you, aside from the fact that they get paid to criticize a movie and write about it for a magazine or newspaper. So, who cares if they didn't like "New Moon"?!? I've seen it twice and plan to see it again this weekend.

  • fights with words
    fights with words

    I am a huge fan of the Twilight Saga and New Moon captured Bella's struggle to cope with Edward leaving and her new-found friendship with Jacob. These critics cannot expect every twilight movie to be filled with nothing but romance especially when thats not whats uncovered until the very end. Edward then realizes that he cannot live without his Bella. And Bella is able to feel whole again with Edward at her side. But she also struggles with keeping Jacob as a very close friend. So next time critics decide to talk sh*t about a movie because the didn't bother to read the book that started it all, then i suggest they do so!

  • Nancy
    Nancy

    Alright. i am a diehard or "twihard" fan! I have read all the books several times and the first movie i thought to be pretty good. i saw new moon twice today and i was very disappointed. I agree that the connection between jacob and bella was disconnected and if it wasnt for taylor's incredibly amazing looks i would have found myself very bored through the middle. i felt that most of the acting was not very good and the graphics for the werewolves was not good AT ALL. also, although i personally knew what was going on i thought that the overall flow of the film was very poorly done and confusing. and edward.....could his lines have been any more cliche?! i respect that the director was trying to stay true to the book but i have to honestly say i didnt enjoy the movies as much as i wanted to.

  • jes
    jes

    I went to go see New Moon earlier tonight and didn't get to;; it was sold out! :( I wanna see it soooooooo bad!

  • Tinaaa
    Tinaaa

    [quote=Team Edward]New Moon was AWESOME! Catherine Hardwicke butchered the first movie. This was a million times better than that load of crap. Taylor was really perfect for the role and jacob, and i thought Rob and Kristen's acting had really improved from the first one. Over all.. two very excited thumbs up. GO SEE IT! __Completly AGREE! expeciallyy about the actingg improvingg!

  • Tinaaa
    Tinaaa

    Wrong. Wrong. wrong! Please, New Moon was absolutley amazingg!! Try reading the books before youu start to jugde the movies. Could care less what critics say, it was even better than Twilight. Annd they will continue advancingg!

  • teamtay
    teamtay

    i dont agree with da critics at all!! da movie was one hell of a rush!! i enjoyed every second.....this was exactly what i imagined as i was reading da book....and much more=) da endin was amazing

  • Tiffany
    Tiffany

    Poor screenwriting. I'm amazed that the most essential chapters in new moon were left out I.E. IMPRINTING and I agree, no connection with Taylor and Kristen which made the movie excruciatingly painful to watch. There is however great chemistry with Rob, that I felt cheated of because there was not nearly enough of.

  • Katelyn
    Katelyn

    Also to add to my comment before, you shouldn't have to read a book to understand or like a movie. Critics can criticize a movie without reading it, in fact they shouldn't have to read a book to explain why something happened in a movie and that is why not all movies have books.

  • Katelyn
    Katelyn

    hmm.. I'm a fan of all the books and like the first movie wasn't bad, however New Moon was not good at all. If you knew acting you would see that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have barely any talent at all. What a let down....

  • Katelyn
    Katelyn

    Obviously the critics have not read the books. The second book is a sob fest and is sad and is depressing. Of course the movie is going to be the same way. Also, there is not suppose to be this huge love connection between Jacob (Taylor) and Bella (Kristen). Their relationship is just starting. Book 3 (and Movie 3) is where it gets COMPLICATED. Don't write a review, if you don't know your sh*t. Like what was said above...if you're a fan of the books, you love the movie!!!

  • Team Edward
    Team Edward

    New Moon was AWESOME! Catherine Hardwicke butchered the first movie. This was a million times better than that load of crap. Taylor was really perfect for the role and jacob, and i thought Rob and Kristen's acting had really improved from the first one. Over all.. two very excited thumbs up. GO SEE IT!

  • sandy grissom
    sandy grissom

    Good movie but could have been better.

  • sandy grissom
    sandy grissom

    i went and seen the movie last nite and i am a big fan,i have read all 4 books many times,i think NEW MOON was good but not what i thought it would be,parts were slow and some of the acting was not that great,don't get me wrong i lvoe the Twilight novels and i really loved the first movie,i guess i have mixed fellings,but i will be a fan all the way untill the end,and i am on the team edward side,i am just not sure how i feel.

  • Erica
    Erica

    no chemistry and bella was detached i agree. the teenage life and the sadness of the loss was not felt. little acting, more action and special effects is what ruined it for me. i love the books and the 1st movie but if she had done it instead of this new guy it would have been better.he missed the point of the book.he got the story right, kept to the book but it felt dry. jacob was so hot though. to be fair the movie had its good parts.

  • victoria
    victoria

    Obviously the critics have not read the books. The second book is a sob fest and is sad and is depressing. Of course the movie is going to be the same way. Also, there is not suppose to be this huge love connection between Jacob (Taylor) and Bella (Kristen). Their relationship is just starting. Book 3 (and Movie 3) is where it gets COMPLICATED. Don't write a review, if you don't know your sh*t. Like what was said above...if you're a fan of the books, you love the movie!!! So true... but i was just hopping it would be like crying depressing (like the book) i guess thats why people didnt see the connection beetwen kristen and taylor... but the movie is for fans only and sorry but its a mayority.. :)

  • kstewfan
    kstewfan

    I just watched the movie and it was awesome!! the essence of the book was portrayed well!! Although Taylor did an awesome job, Kstew is really the one who is the asset of this franchise. The movie is PG because the books are very PG however I think they all did a great job !!! I might just go see it again!! Critics are wrong this time sorry!!

  • imanmiata
    imanmiata

    Obviously the critics have not read the books. The second book is a sob fest and is sad and is depressing. Of course the movie is going to be the same way. Also, there is not suppose to be this huge love connection between Jacob (Taylor) and Bella (Kristen). Their relationship is just starting. Book 3 (and Movie 3) is where it gets COMPLICATED. Don't write a review, if you don't know your sh*t. Like what was said above...if you're a fan of the books, you love the movie!!! preach! because that is so true...the movie was AWESOME!!!!

  • frilogy
    frilogy

    Surely the critics did not read the books so they are not in any position to criticize.As for the actors and the directors,they had to make do with the material which is by the way "light.".I mean they had to follow the book and we all know how juvenile the book is.For me the book is just purely 4 entertaining purposes and it's nothing intellectual but i love it just the same. So overall, the actors and director simply had to do their best with it and I think they just did.Nobody should have expected so much other than for fun and entertainment.As i,ve said,the books are purely 4 entertainment-for fun.

  • My Opinion
    My Opinion

    I'm a fan of the book and I didn't love the film at all. Not that I was a fan of the first film either. Whilst New Moon is about heart break and Bella's struggle to cope with the sudden loss of Edward, I found the key scenes that would truely show her pain were poorly peformed. Whilst I have no aversions to Kristen Stewart I just found her emotionally detached at times...I personally didn't feel it. Chris definately tried to keep to the book and there were definately more links between the film the book which lacked in the first one. Charlie Swan was not in it enough, Alice was great and Jacob was alright. I know many people will probably disagree with me but that's what I think. After all the image created in my mind will never reflect the interpretation of the director. But like 'Me' says...records are meant to be broken and i'm sure the next installment of Harry Potter will break the recod.

  • oooturtleo
    oooturtleo

    Saw it a about 30 min ago! Loved it. Chris Weitz did a way better job that Catherine. He kept to the book and explained things as she did not!

  • Cheri
    Cheri

    To be perfectly honest, I wasn't expecting much for New Moon even though I did like the clips that I'd seen. I'm suprised that the critics haven't warmed to it as much as I did. I mean a lot of them have given the film 2 stars and in my opinion it AT LEAST deserves 3, but hey, critics aren't always right.

  • Raven
    Raven

    I saw the movie last night it was way better than Twilight and very true to the book. Critics don't know everything this is the second movie I've seen in the past month they hated that I loved. So screw them!

  • kim
    kim

    it just what a person feels on a movie, and i have seen new moon, and i didn't like it. it did nothing for me, that's just me. not

  • mohoff88
    mohoff88

    Obviously the critics have not read the books. The second book is a sob fest and is sad and is depressing. Of course the movie is going to be the same way. Also, there is not suppose to be this huge love connection between Jacob (Taylor) and Bella (Kristen). Their relationship is just starting. Book 3 (and Movie 3) is where it gets COMPLICATED. Don't write a review, if you don't know your sh*t. Like what was said above...if you're a fan of the books, you love the movie!!!

  • Janet
    Janet

    I have seen it three times already here in Russia and I thought it was amazing and that Chris did a great job of being true to the book and characters! The actors did a great job as well. I wonder if the critics EVEN read the books?

  • SRC
    SRC

    I saw the movie last night, and I would have to disagree with the critics who say there is no connection between Kristen and Taylor. The scenes where those 2 were involved were wayy better than I expected. But, that's just my opinion :) and if you're a fan of the books - this movie is for you!

  • me
    me

    "Makes history!?!" Exaggerate much? This record will be broken just like this crappy movie broke the records set by the brilliant films: Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight. Records are made to be broken. But I'm seriously disappointed in what 12 year old American girls choose to spend their money on.

 
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