THE NEXT CHAPTER BEGINS.
Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) realizes that he poses a threat to Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) life and leaves her; as she tries to deal with her loss, Bella becomes more attached to Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). The sequel to Twilight (2008) was frowned upon by critics and unconditionally loved by Stephenie Meyer’s teenage fans. Chris Weitz maintains the look and style of the first chapter and it’s fun watching Michael Sheen reconnect with his monster roots in Underworld… but the story and romance will put everyone but die-hard fans to sleep.
2009-U.S. 130 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Chris Weitz. Novel: Stephenie Meyer. Cast: Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black), Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Billy Burke… Anna Kendrick, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning.
Trivia: Catherine Hardwicke, who made the first movie, had to back out of this one due to scheduling conflicts. Followed by Eclipse (2010).