The heroine of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series is not as happy in the second part of it then she was in the first story with her favorite monster men.
As fans know, Bella (Kristen Stewart) fell in love with vegan vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) in “Twilight,” the first movie based on Meyer’s wildly popular books. He and his blood-sucking family skip town early in the second film, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” after Bella cuts her finger opening a birthday present, triggering a frightening attack by a member of the Cullen clan.
Pining for her beady-eyed love, Bella fills the hole in her heart with hunky Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), a childhood friend with an Incredible Hulk physique. Sadly, this relationship also hits the rocks after Bella learns that Jacob is part of a ferocious werewolf tribe at war with the vampires.
The teen-romance charm that made “Twilight” a critical and financial hit is missing from “New Moon.” The switch of directors, from Catherine Hardwicke to Chris Weitz, is partly responsible. So is the absence of Pattinson from much of the film. Stewart doesn’t have the same potent chemistry with Lautner that she has with Pattinson, who returns toward the end of part two for a bizarre suicide mission in Italy.
“The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” from Summit Entertainment, had its first premiere on 16 of November in U.S. and will be shown last in Egypt on 23 of December.
Bloomberg has contributed to the report.