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When Edward and his family leave, Bella is heartbroken. Her desire to be with him leads her to take greater and greater risks but Edward's image comes to her when she puts herself in danger. When a former nemesis shows up, a pack of supernaturally large wolves to save her.
Fantasy Horror Romantic - Like the first film, this is a romantic drama with some horror/
supernatural elements aimed at a female audience, particularly
teens. Some fans may be disappointed with star Robert Pattinson's
limited screen time. Some violence and adult themes make the film
inappropriate for young children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average New Moon, is - at least from the perspective of an outsider - not a particularly good movie. It's cheesy, poorly focused, and features some borderline-awful dialogue and performances.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor The characters in this movie should be arrested for loitering with intent to moan.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average New Moon, the film version, does nothing to add depth to a shallow tale.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 149 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "NEW MOON." Even though a small percentage rated it a bit low, 100% said they would recommend "New Moon."
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 had hoped for.