After seeing Twilight, I came out of the movie theater very disappointed. That was not the case with New Moon. The film was incredibly loyal to the books, and I found myself knowing many of the lines because they were straight from the book's text.
Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart's chemistry was amazing. I am a self-proclaimed Team Edward, but after seeing Jacob's character come to life, my heart did a little swaying. And I also had difficulty paying attention thanks to Taylor's perfect body (I kept having to remind myself not to be a perv...the kid is, what, 17?).
Yes, Taylor, you're sorta beautiful.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen's interaction was mediocre...a tad above Twilight but that may have had something to do with the absence of Edward throughout the majority of the story. Is it just me or do the characters just seem so much more passionate in the books?
The CGI wolves kept the action intense and when it came time for the Volturi to make their debut, Michael Sheen put on a fantastic performance as Aro...exactly how I pictured the royal vampire while reading the books.
In my opinion, I thought the film was fantastic. It definitely held up to the hype.
Have you seen New Moon yet? If so, tell me what you thought of it!