The Book Snob at The Great Escape said this about the movie:
“I was really worried that the computer generated images of the wolves would look completely terrible, but I have to say they were my favorite parts. The pack looked so good when they shape shifted and my favorite scene was when Jacob jumped off the edge of the balcony and turned into a wolf. Since I am totally, 100 percent team Jacob, I loved that the whole movie was practically about Jacob and that his character was able to be developed into Bella’s kind, warm and caring best friend (should be boyfriend but that’s a different subject). I would have liked to see more family scenes with the Cullens because I like to be able to see their family dynamic. The action scenes were amazing and Jane (Dakota Fanning) was better than I could have expected. She was enticing yet terrifying all at the same time. The Volturi just blew my mind. I can’t wait ‘til they depict Imprinting on the big screen.”
Just Blinded By Book Reviews said this:
- “Hello Taylor Lautner! That boy is fine! Not only is he the hottest boy in the movie with the rockinest bod, but he’s also a good actor! For the couple of minutes he was in Twilight I actually thought he was the best actor in the entire movie and getting to see him so much more in New Moon was awesome. I’m serious. I don’t have one bad thing to say about this kid! I feel a little pedophilic though because he’s only seventeen.
- The fight scenes I must admit were not too shabby. I was totally diggin’ the Volturi fight and that was the one scene I was ehhh about.
- The entire movie was just…better. Everything about it–the acting (like I said before not good, but better) and the special effects (someone of them were good and some not-so good).”
She has a pros and cons list! Go check it out!
Justine at A Bookful of Thoughts had this to say:
“The actors were indeed much better. Even though we get less Edward and more Jacob, I was fine with it. I think I found a new respect for Jacob; I felt really sorry for him at some parts. Taylor Lautner is a growing actor and he is the best Jacob ever. I loved his stunts! And Bella — wow. You could literally feel the pain she was going through. I think the breathing sounds that she was making helped. You could tell she was hyperventilating and you could feel the emotion. Kristen Stewart is awesome, in my honest opinion. I love her as Bella. And finally, we come to Edward. Sometimes I couldn’t comprehend what he was saying (same goes with Bella). All I heard were mumbles (which is why when the DVD is out, I’m going to get it, pronto!). But anyway, the sparkles have improved! And the Volturi scene? Jaw-dropping. There sure is more action in this movie and it was very intense.”
A Haunt of Ancient Peace said this:
“Everything about New Moon blew me away. The acting was phenomenal compared to Twilight, the wolf pack looked great, the music was absolutely perfectly placed, and there was humor. Many people who dislike New Moon as a book, say so because Bella is so depressed and the book is too serious and Jacob-centric, but Chris Weitz did a wonderful job combining the introspectiveness of New Moon and introducing Jacob and Bella’s relationship, as well as lightening the mood a bit with some well placed humor and action.”
ParaJunkee’s View said this:
“Kristen Stewart got herself some acting lessons. Bravo. No more erratic Tourette’s like blinking and stuttering to show high emotion. I really was digging on her. The Edward/Bella interaction was a little strained, but I think it was a Rob Patz issue and not a Kristen thing. Rob’s struggle throughout the movie was a bit more intense in this one – and I really don’t think he did as good of a job in New Moon as he did in Twilight. Probably stemming from the fact that he wasn’t in this movie as much – and there really wasn’t a way for him to build up the character. “