Twilight Saga: New Moon, The – 2-Disc SE
The 109 year old vampire who’s stuck in a 17 year old body, Edward, is still highly in love with Bella Swan but he’s afraid that she might get hurt by hanging out with him so instead of making her a vampire (what she wants) he decides to leave her. This move completely crushes Bella’s heart but luckily there’s Jacob who wants to support her. However, Jacob is a werewolf, the natural enemy of vampires.
When Bella finds out that Edward has had a vision of her death and wants to die himself, she has to choose between staying with Jacob or travelling to the other side of the world in order to stop Edward from making the biggest mistake in his life.
Sound and Vision:
The part of the movie set in Bella’s hometown, Fork, are drab and have a restrained color palette while the ending in Italy is filled with bright and shiny colors. The different in color palette is also seen in the background which at times are beautifully sharp and deep while at other times flat and blurry. Shadow and black completely lack detail and overall the image perfectly seems to follow the movie: it doesn’t really seem to know what it wants but that’s due to director’s choice and not the transfer.
The soundtrack comes with ecent use of the surround speakers and subwoofer although there’s hardly any positioning in dialogues and the music is a pretty pathetic bunch of whining.
– Audio Commentary
– Meet Jacob Black
– The Journey Continues
– Team Edward vs Team Jacob
– Introducing the Wolf Pack
– The Volturi Coven
– Becoming Jacob
– Edward goes to Italy
– Sneak Preview of “The Twilight Saga: Exclipse”
– Deleted Scenes
– Interviews with cast & crew
– Interview with Volturi
– The Beat Goes on – The Music of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
– Music Videos
– Storyboards to Screen: Frame by Frame
– Extended Scenes
A whole pack of extras that will certainly please the many fans of Twilight
The Twilight Saga: New Moon is the second movie in a series of four where we get to follow the love triangle between Bella Swan, vampires and werewolves. And it’s a depressing matter!
Bella seems to be the only human who isn’t a nerd or a total faggot but that may be due to the fact that she’s got this awesome power that vampires can’t use their powers on her (except at the beginning of the movie when one of them can – nobody knows why). Edward may be 109 years old, but he acts like the 17 year old his body looks like: completely unlogical! And then there’s Jacob who appropriately acts like a dog by constantly being thrown to the side and always coming back. He reminded me of “Dug” from Pixar’s “Up” to be honest.
And then I’ve only slightly touched the surface of the inconsistencies in the script. The acting is even worse: the entire cast seems as bored with this movie as we are and brings forth little more emotion than a cardboard picture of themselves. The scene where Bella sits in her chair behind the window for a couple of months is very appropriate for the entire movie: the seasons change but we turn around her while she sits still, doing nothing. And that scene lasts quite some time as we for sure have to notice the whining music that accompanies it and get equally depressed as she is.
I really don’t get what’s so great about this movie/series that teenagers all over the world go in packs to see it. It’s boring, it’s depressive, the storyline has holes as huge as a crater in the moon and the cast does an excellent job in non-acting. In short: humans are idiots, vampires and werewolves are cool, and we’re all depressed. And I’m about to get depressed that this piece of crap actually gets two more sequels.
Fans of the first movie, however, will completely adore this release with image and sound quality that are what they should be and a buttload of extras to enjoy.