Running Time: 130 mins.                    Rating: 4 Stars/5 Stars

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Chris Weitz

Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Romance

Country: USA

Language: English

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Anna Kendrick, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Christian Serratos, Michael Sheen

So we know that TWILIGHT is one of the most renowned romance stories…ever.  Watching these stories played out on the big screen makes it even more desirable, it makes me cringe in my seat as I watch the tale unfold.

NEW MOON holds a very typical concept about love and even though many movies and stories have said the same thing, what do you follow in real life?  Has there always and only been one person for you regardless of whatever happens with anyone else?  Is the choice so clear-cut?

I think it’s interesting that Edward is 109 years old and Jacob is only 16.  It’s Bella’s 18th birthday when all of this goes down.  And yet I feel like everyone is just like Edward and Jacob at opposite ends of the spectrum.  The intensity, the longing, the never-ending desire to be with someone that it drives you to do extraordinary things.

I love how traditional this story is: when a man leaves a woman to “protect” her when his very promise is to never leave her.  What sad irony, and yet it happens all the time.  Protection is portrayed in such a humble way in NEW MOON, but yet so dangerously intense through the seriousness in the emotions of the characters.  Yet what is protection to us today?  Is it so much protection or security that we value?  Do we want to feel safe or do we just need to be secure with ourselves, with our fortune, with our future?

I remember when I would over dramatize my feelings about romance, where I couldn’t eat or sleep or be around anyone else but the one I loved.  I hated myself, and others hated me for hating myself.  The innocence in this foolish loving unfortunately is overcome with skeptical haste claiming that it’s simply not healthy.  But when a love is this powerful can you really blame one for wanting to lose her life for it?  After all, love is life.

If you like this recommendations: Harry Potter, Twilight