New Moon Movie Review
The second installment in Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight Saga is now in theatres. Kidzworld has the inside scoop on New Moon.
Based on a book by Stephenie Meyer
After a bloody, near-fatal encounter with Jasper Cullen at Bella's birthday party, Edward decides that his family of vampires is too dangerous to live around Bella. He and the Cullen’s move away from Forks, but not without making Bella a promise –she will never, ever see him again.
For months Bella wastes away, heartbroken over the loss of her one true love. But when her dad threatens to send her back to live with her mom, Bella makes an effort to forget the past. While shopping in town, she encounters a group of familiar thugs. And that's when she sees him –Edward. A mere hologram of her consciousness, he warns her to avoid acting reckless. But even a hallucination is better than no Edward at all. So Bella looks for more ways to endanger her life.
She turns to her friend Jacob to help her restore an old bike, a reckless tool that will spark her hallucinations. But over time, Bella and Jacob form a strong bond. Jacob falls in love with her, but Bella's broken heart always keeps her just out of reach.
Soon Jacob changes into something inhuman—a werewolf, the enemy of all things vampire. He and his pack try to protect Forks from the vicious vampires who have returned to take revenge on the Cullen family. And their means of revenge? Kill Bella.
The Bottom Line
What began as an irresistible love story has transformed into a star-crossed love triangle. New Moon explores the powers of love and loss. Kristen Stewart captures Bella’s confusing struggle as she falls in love with two people at once. Taylor Lautner (and his abs) take a starring in the film, and he does a fantastic job playing the part. For all those on Team Edward, you may have a change of heart after watching New Moon.
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