The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Rated 2.0

Things are good between teens Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), at least until Edward inexplicably drops the bomb that he and the rest of the Cullen vampire clan are leaving Forks, Wash. This turns Bella into a basket case. She sits at the Cullens’ table during lunch, not eating, just moping; she stops seeing her friends; and has night terrors. This goes on for months on end, until Bella discovers that when she gets her adrenaline going (by doing something reckless) she sees visions of Edward. So, she goes on an adrenaline kick, which brings her to the doorstep of Jacob (Taylor Lautner), the Native American boy she met in the first film. Now, instead of vampires, she becomes immersed in the world of werewolves. Even putting myself in a teenage state of mind, it was difficult to get past Bella’s sourpuss mood. Put that in conjunction with major movie clichés like showing Bella reading Romeo & Juliet at the beginning of the film, and the sheer length of the thing (more than two hours) and it’s actually almost a bore, despite some cool CGI and action scenes. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13