New Moon. In case some of our readers have been under a rock for the past 2 years, the Twilight saga is a novel series (and now film) that has swept the nation. The saga is about an average girl who moves to Forks, Oregon where she falls in love with a vampire. Originally from Arizona, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) decides to move to Oregon to live with the father that she barely knows in the town that still remembers her as a little girl before her parents divorced. It is there that she meet Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a student at Bella's high school. Edward to arrogant, stand-offish, and has made it a point to not date anyone in Forks...until now. Edward is captivated by Bella and the two fall in love, though they must keep Edward's vampire identity a secret.
In New Moon, Edward dumps Bella and flees to Italy with his vampire family. Bella mourns for months until she rekindles her friendship with Jacob, a Native American boy who lives on the local reservation. Jacob is smitten with Bella and the two seem to have some sexual tension that is only exacerbated by Jacob's confession to Bella that he is a werewolf. Conflict arises when Edward's sister, Alice, returns to Forks to find Bella and bring her back to Italy where Edward has decided to kill himself.
The film is filled with as much angst and poor acting as a Dawson's Creek marathon. The tension between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen pales in comparison to that between Bella and Jacob. However, the irony lays in the fact that Stewart and Pattison are in a relationship with each other in "real life". The film is filled with everything that is bad in a chick-flick such as poor acting, a bad script, and sparkly vampires. Yet, it lacks everything that is good about chick flicks such as corny love scenes, stereotypical confessions of longing, and the upholding of actual vampire folklore. Overall, save your money and time and wait for it to come out on DVD so you can make fun of it in your own home.