The Twilight Saga: New Moon

My Rating: 6/10

Excerpts from the movie summary of Wikipedia:

The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a sequel to Twilight. The movie is about Bella Swan (Kirtsten Stewart) who fell in love with a Vampire, Edward Cullen, (Robert Pattinson) who stopped aging physically at 17. Bella gets a paper cut when the Cullens (Edwards’s family) throw a party for her 18th birthday. This causes Edwards adopted brother Jasper (Jackson Rathbone), to become overwhelmed by her blood scent and attempt to kill her. The Cullens realize that Bella’s life is in danger because of them so Edward brakes up with Bella and his family leaves Forks for good. This breaks Bella’s heart and she is so depressed. Bella finds a cheerful companion over Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), her childhood friend. She discovers that Jacob is a werewolf, long time enemy of vampires. The werewolves haunt Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), a vampire who wants to kill Bella because of the death of her mate.

Because of miscommunication, Edward thought Bella committed suicide. He flees to Italy and seeks help from the Volturi, powerful vampires who are capable of killing Edward. Alice (Ashley Greene) asks for Bella’s help to save Edward. Because the Volturi know Bella is a human who knows that vampire exist, they want Bella to be killed or be transformed into a vampire. The Cullens vote in favor for Bella being transformed into a vampire to Edward and Jacob’s dismay. Edward gives Bella a choice: either she lets Alice change her after their graduation, or, if Bella agrees to marry him, he will change her himself. However, Jacob reminds Edward of the treaty the Cullens made with the Quileutes: they will not attack each other, as long as the Cullens never bite a human.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon is an adaptation of New Moon novel by author Stephenie Meyer. It moved quickly to the top of bestseller lists, becoming one of the most anticipated books of the year. It peaked at #1 on both the New York Times Best Seller list and USA Today’s Top 150 Bestsellers, and was the biggest selling children’s paperback of 2008 with over 5.3 million copies sold. In October 2008, the book was ranked #37 on USA Today’s “Bestselling Books of Last 15 Years. (source)

Yes, that’s how good this novel is. It hooks everyone reading it, be an adult or young adult, and it is addicting. You will want more after reading this novel. That is why may be I have very high expectations on its movie adaptation, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

I have seen Twilight, the first movie of the Twilight series, and I liked it very much. I watched it twice and still want to watch it one day. It made me “kilig” (chilled) to my bones. So when I saw New Moon’s trailer, I told myself that I won’t miss this movie. Plus the fact that the movie has huge promotion and many positive reviews that made me wanting more to watch it. But to my dismay, it is far from what I have expected. It didn’t give me any chill and yes I was very much disappointed. The movie is not as good as the novel. You cannot feel the thrill, romance and chill that you get while reading the novel when you watch this movie.

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