New Moon review (warning: spoilers – lots of it!)

Okay, the movie started with a dream that Bella is having before she woke up.  It’s the day of Bella’s birthday and  Edward’s family prepared a birthday party for Bella at their place, but when Bella was opening her presents she accidentally had a paper-cut and it bled a lot (although I wondered if paper-cuts bleed that much).  When the blood dripped on the carpet, one of the vampires present couldn’t control his instinct to attack Bella, so Edward had to block him and pushed Bella and sent her flying against a wall, which resulted in a wound much worse than a paper-cut (thanks but no thanks to Edward).  So, Edward, after seeing that he couldn’t protect Bella all the time, decided on his own what’s good for Bella (which, I think is never a good thing to do when you’re in a relationship.  Never ever make a decision on what’s good for your partner without consulting your partner first.  You’re just going to make unnecessary sacrifices and end up unnecessarily hated.  There’s a reason why you’re called partners).  He broke up with her and asked her to promise him not to do anything reckless and left her alone without any companion in the woods (I couldn’t help but frown on the act because it’s not the way a decent person would do, especially after breaking up).  I wouldn’t write here the details of what Bella did right after Edward broke up with her, but the background music in the scene where Bella was just sitting looking out the window and doing nothing hurt my ears!  It’s also not very poetic the way Bella was repeating the same old lament that brokenhearted people had sung.  It could have been beautifully written if the writer has a talent in poetry.  What I have noticed about this Bella character is she’s so antisocial and self-destructive, and it’s no surprise that her reaction to what happened is lock herself up and sulk in her room.  I think bottom line is she’s just an emo.  If I’m a man, I wouldn’t want to end up with a woman like that, or be friends with people like that for that matter.

When Bella was throwing tantrums and putting her life at risk she saw a vision of Edward asking her not to do anything reckless, I couldn’t help raising my eyebrow and wonder, ‘did she promise at all?’ Anyway, back to the immaturity of these characters, Bella thought to herself, after seeing Edward’s vision that if a rush of danger is what it takes to see him then that’s what she will find (come on, that’s being self-destructive and clingy, don’t you think!)  To start on with her plan, Bella imposed her presence on a young kid and presented to him a bike he should fix.  She didn’t think of asking him first if he wants to do it or not.  Bella, obviously, thinks everything is about her; about what she feels; what she wants, etc., etc. But she’s also very unappreciative when people celebrate her.  I noted it when she said she hates being celebrated.  Anyway, this may sound heartless, but I don’t understand Bella’s screaming at night.  I mean, just because you’re heartbroken doesn’t mean you have the right to wake the neighbors up, or in that movie’s case, Bella’s father.  I also don’t understand why everyone runs to Bella’s side to make sure she’s okay as if her days are numbered.  Why do people treat Bella as if she has a malignant tumor when the only thing she has is a broken heart?

I was surprised when Bella showed concern for the kid who was thrown off a cliff to have a swim.  It’s just so out of character.  But I realized instantly why it’s necessary for Bella to notice it.  It’s to give Jacob the chance to talk about it.  It served as a foreshadowing to Jacob’s real identity.  Another thing I found funny was right after Jacob promised Bella that he would never hurt her the way Edward did, the next morning, he avoided her!  Bella was insisting on being friends with Jacob after dumping him, which to me is another old and tired technique of selfishness.
So Bella went to see Jacob, only to hear Jacob say this tired old, “it’s not you, it’s me” breakup line!  I was like, “huh?” that just made my skin crawl!  The movie is full of clichés, there seemed to be no end to it!  Actually, there’s really no end to it until the movie ended.  It’s like a compilation of clichés.  There’s also a scene there where Bella and Edward were just staring each other.  I mean, is there really a couple doing that?  Even if it’s fiction, at least throw something realistic in the story occasionally.

When Bella encountered Laurent, the assassin vampire who was sent by Victoria to assassinate Bella, she just closed her eyes and whispered: “Edward, I love you.”  I was rendered speechless, not because it’s moving, but because it’s one of the silliest things I had ever seen!

To be fair, I would like to note the movie for its visual effects, although not as good as the visual effects in other vampire movies I had seen.  I like the way the werewolves transformed – very fluid.  Speaking of werewolf, when Bella found out that Jacob is a werewolf, she asked: “So, you’re a werewolf?”, and Jacob answered: “Yeah, last time I checked.”  I couldn’t help laughing again.  They talked as if it’s a normal thing!  Jacob informed Bella of what werewolves do.  He said they kill vampires who pose harm to humans.  He mentioned the name Victoria, the one they (the werewolves) chased, but who got away.  Bella, in return, told Jacob that Victoria is after her.

While everyone is fighting for everyone’s safety, all Bella is doing is try seeing Edward in a vision by putting her life in danger; emotionally blackmailing Edward.  How come this character doesn’t seem to realize that there are more important things to think about other than Edward, or her broken heart?  She even knows her life is in danger, but it seems like it doesn’t bother her in the least! Well, maybe because she’s putting all responsibility on others to look after her.  She threw herself off a cliff and swam in angry water attacking her in a series of waves.  She ended up drowning.  Good thing Jacob was there to rescue her.  And just because Edward thought Bella killed herself, he decided to kill himself as well.  I was like, what is this, a modern-day/vampire version of Romeo and Juliet?  When Bella heard of it, she went to where Edward is and prevented him from killing himself.   Anyway the movie ended where Edward asked Bella to marry him.  I was like, “what the heck happened to Victoria?  Isn’t she supposed to go after Bella and kill her?”

The background music in the chase scenes in the woods is not appropriate for the intensity of the scene.  It defeated the purpose of anticipation.  The mood should be like the chase in the woods in the movie “Apocalypto”.  People should be hooked in suspense not like watching an MTV.

By the way, before I end this review or opinion, I just would like to say that Edward’s makeup reminds me of a clown’s.  His face is so white, his eyebrows are so thick and black, and his lips are so red.  The only thing missing is a red nose and a curly hair!

All in all, the movie is nothing but unnecessary drama.  And the acting is so bad.

This is the longest review I have done on a movie so far.  I know many will protest against me, but we all have to keep in mind that everyone is free to make their own review.  Enjoy!

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2 Responses to New Moon review (warning: spoilers – lots of it!)

  1. Amarantha says:

    Twilight was good. New Moon was better. I only wonder how good the next Twilight movie will be… I mean can it be worse. According to this quiz, it’s supposed to be terrible http://twilight-quiz.blogspot.com

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