I wasn’t all positive about this movie because the book bored me, seriously. Plus the fact that the first adaptation was just ok, I really didn’t expect much from this film. Even the trailer didn’t do much good. Bottom line, I wasn’t excited at all to see it. It didn’t give me that exciting feeling of anticipating to watch a movie. But what’s surprising to know here, is that I was mistaken.
I actually heard from some of my friends, who also happened to be Twilight addicts, nice feedback about New Moon movie. One main thing is that it was way way better than the first one and that they adapted it really well. And when I finally checked it out with my friend just last Sunday, indeed it was way better than Twilight. Way way better!
It was such a relief that New Moon turned out to be a good one. It was adapted and brought to life in the big screen the way I pictured it inside my head while reading the book. Which is great! The director did a fine fine job. I hope the succeeding films would be like that, or even better. Viewers, and especially readers, I believe, will now expect a lot from here on. Seeing how well the second film was made.
Most of the parts I love in the book was included and was adapted the way I imagined it to be. First, was the old Bella in the mirror (I think that was the first scene in the movie). That really gave me goosebumps while reading it and I’m glad it was adapted really well. The other ones were the fighting scenes with the wolves and the one with Laurent. I remember myself being in awe imagining how big and humongous those wolves were while reading it, and I have to say, the wolves scenes were the best scenes and highlighted the movie extremely great. I also like the part where Bella jumped off a cliff, and the fighting scene with the Volturi. The effects were A+! And so does everything else. Dakota indeed is the deserving one to play the role of Jane.
See, that’s what you get when you don’t expect much from a movie. Especially from a movie adaptation. I actually thought of reading the book again after watching it, but I forgot that I lent it to my cousin. Anyway, again, good job to the director and everyone else who made New Moon a big success! Please make Eclipse a good one, too.