‘New Moon’ brings the crowd

Sarah Mednick / Roundup

Twilight mania has hit the nation again with “New Moon,”  pulling in nearly $26.3 million Friday with midnight screenings and advanced ticket sales. 

Girls will walk into the theaters to get a taste of the second installment of the Twilight series and walk away satisfied.
The movie delivers hot guys, action, suspense and romance, all of which are great ingredients to a good flick.
The movie follows Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), a teenage girl in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
In the first movie, Stewart played Bella as a dull and boring person. In this movie she brings more life to the character by showing the anger and sadness when abandoned by the love of her life.
The same goes for Pattinson as well. In the first movie he looked uncomfortable on screen, possibly due to his lack of screen time, but now he looks more confident.

Taylor Lautner, who played the werewolf Jacob Black, is often shirtless and bearing his muscles, possibly converting many fans from Team Edward to Team Jacob.

Later in the movie the audience is introduced to the Volturi, an elite group of vampires led by the terrifying Aro, played by Underworld’s Michael Sheen.
Dakota Fanning’s performance as Jane, the sadistic lap dog to Aro, was average. She didn’t have the passive innocence to make her character scary enough.
The film is slow at points, but easy to understand. The scenes are not choppy and out of place, so you can go see it even if you have never read the books.

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