based on the book by Stephenie Meyer
This second film in the Twilight series finds Bella pining for Edward after Edward and his family leave Forks (ostensibly to protect her). This one focuses more on the introduction of the werewolves, the ranks of whom Bella's young friend native friend Jacob has just joined. Bella's refusal to abandon her love for Edward and a miscommunication that leads Edward to believe that Bella has killed herself, ultimately leads to a confrontation with the Volturi -- the ancient vampire ruling council, and sets in motion events that should play out in the third and fourth films. I found the werewolf special effects a bit lacking (i.e. "unbelievable") in this film, but the charming Taylor Lautner as Jacob really comes into his own in New Moon. For those who are already fans, you'll love this. For those who don't "get" the Twilight series, this is another heaping helping of over-the-top paranormal teen angst. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library
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