We highly doubt any real Twi-hard cares what the critics think, but the initial ratings for New Moon are less than par. Any fan of the book series knows Edward disappears for most of New Moon. But that leaves room for plenty of Jacob!
Nonetheless, numerous critics have spoken distastefully about the Twilight sequel, and here’s what they have to say:
Roger Ebert: “The Twilight Saga: New Moon takes the tepid achievement of Twilight, guts it, and leaves it for undead. You know you're in trouble with a sequel when the word of mouth advises you to see the first movie twice instead.”
Boston Globe: “Sorry girls, the thrill is gone. The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second installment in Hollywood’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s mega-selling vampire romance series, is an anemic comedown after the full-blooded swoon of last year’s Twilight.”
USA Today: “What bogs down this tale of teenage Bella (Kristen Stewart), her vampire beau Edward (Rob Pattinson) and werewolf buddy Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is the morose nature of Bella and Edward's romance. Though an improvement over the first Twilight film, this sequel drags and sputters, even in scenes meant to be infused with passion.”
Variety: “Fangirls may be disappointed by Pattinson's reduced presence here, as his Edward appears predominantly in mumbling visions until a cliffhanger that brazenly sets up the next episode. Lautner's Jake provides a strong alternative to Edward's pale dreariness, though the filmmakers overdo the ‘strong’ part in an ongoing effort to keep their target audience enraptured.”
Did you see the film last night on its opening day? What did you think of the much-anticipated sequel?
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