Sunday, 29 November 2009

Twighlight: New Moon - Review

OK, I went to see the first Twilight and said, “If I was a 14 year old girl that would have been the best film ever”. Anyone who knows me can clarify I’m not a 14-year-old girl but I didn’t hate the film. Everyone had built the sequel up (including my Mother) to be better than the original…they were wrong!

Twilight was a quirky film that had a distinctive look to it and that was one of its few charms, the follow up looked like every other Hollywood Blockbuster. Don’t get me wrong, New Moon looked expensive with some great effects (the wolves were good) but it was far too polished.

My biggest criticism is the appalling script and sycophantic dialogue; it felt like each line has been taken from a Hallmark card. I haven’t read the books but I have been reliably informed (thanks again mother) that the books are far better but if the film is word for word then what are you people reading, Mills & Boon for teens anyone?

Even if you have a rubbish script, your actors can save a film with charismatic performances and the ability to make the audience care about them. Patterson and Stewart have neither as I found myself wanting the wolf boy to eat them both. They are supposed to be in love but they both look as if they couldn’t be arsed. The only plus point was buff Jacob as he was the only actor who seemed to care about acting and putting a bit of effort into his role.

This will upset millions of “Twihards” but, as a Vampire film, it bites!

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Review by @theboycheese.