Twilight: New Moon
To start with I did like this movie more than the first. Normally, I'd give a basic plot summary, but I'm pretty sure if you're reading this you have a good idea about the whole Bell-Edward-Jacob love triangle. Instead I figured I'd go over a few non-plot details.
First I think the special effects were better than the first. The was a big plus, since the in the first it was pretty evident little if no money went towards them. However it wasn't perfect, there was at least one werewolf that looked a little fake and over the top. But mainly they looked fairly believable, especially Jacob's wolf which is the one that really matters.
Secondly, while I do think that overall the acting was better than the first, there were still a feel cheesy moments. At least that was the general opinion. There was one moment in the movie when Edward told Bella he loved her, and the how theater started cracking up of the cheesiness. Although for me personally it worked.
The next bit could be considered to be a bit of a spoiler, at least for those who read the books. Overall, the movie was fairly true to the books. At least in the scene that I hadn't read the books in over a year, and couldn't find anything glaringly different. Except there's the fact that the movie's directed by Chris Weitz, and if you've both read the book and seen the movie of The Golden Compass you then know he had no problem ending the movie at a different place than the book. In New Moon's case, the end of the movie was a few chapters into Eclipse. While I'm sure there are a few purists out there who hate this, in general I think it helped bring Jacob back into the last scenes.
Then there's the fact they tried to make the ending a cliffhanger. If you've read the books, its in now way a cliffhanger, but if you haven't its pretty big. And based on the reaction in the theater most people hadn't read the books, and seemed pretty unhappy that the movie left a pretty big question unanswered. Luckily, for them they won't have to wait too long to hear how it turns out since Eclipse is going to be in theaters next June.
I do think being a fan of the book, it was pretty easy for me to be a fan of the movie as well. But I'd love to her someones opinion who saw the movie, but hasn't read the book. Or if you did read the books, did the movie live up to your expectations as well?