‘New Moon’ Gets Big Box Office, Disappoints Critics

November 20th, 2009 // 19 Comments

Movie critics haven’t been nearly as excited about The Twilight Saga: New Moon as fans. Roger Ebert says of the film’s characters, “Their charisma is by Madame Tussaud.” The Los Angeles Times laments that lack of chemistry between Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart while USA Today thinks that KStew and Robert Pattinson‘s relationship is the one that suffers the most.

Regardless, fans have flocked to the theater, effectively breaking the record for most advance sales of any film ever. New Moon is expected to earn more than $85 million for its opening weekend. Meanwhile, Kristen and Rob are doing their best not let the sparks fly off-screen, seen here leave a lounge in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan separately.

What about you guys? What did you think of New Moon?

Gallery Info: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart outside a lounge in the meatpacking district.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. rachael

    it was good but alot was cut out. i wish they would have included the car ride home from italy AND when they are sitting in the loddy of the voltera and bella is on edwards lap shaking.

    well done tho

  2. margaret

    I thought it was great, some parts might not have been in there, but they did touch on all things that would have been in those parts. I loved it. I think chris and cast did a great job! And hopefully people won’t be so harsh with there thoughts on It. I’ll be seeing it again before it hits dvd.

  3. nimi

    Too much Jacob not enough Edward. Since they knew this was a problem anyway you’d think they would have at least not felt thew need to rush through what few scenes bella and edward have together and why add more jacob scenes when he’s in it ENOUGH. Really disappointed with the direction it’s going. Forget Eclipse. I’m out.

  4. Tori_B.

    I think Nimi needs to read the book and then Nimi will understand the movie plot. People shouldn’t comment on anything twilight unless they have read the books!!!!

    P.S. READ THE BOOKS…DUH.

  5. tori

    I think Nimi needs to read the book and then Nimi will understand the movie plot. People shouldn’t comment on anything twilight unless they have read the books!!!!

    P.S. READ THE BOOKS…DUH.

  6. Victoria

    I think Nimi needs to read the book and then Nimi will understand the movie plot. People shouldn’t comment on anything twilight unless they have read the books!!!!

    P.S. READ THE BOOKS…DUH.

  7. Ines

    it was so much better than Twilight! Chris Weitz rocked them all!! this says it all

  8. Caustin

    So much better than Twilight – it was really good. And obviously not that much Edward, I agree, read the book. Well done!

  9. Caustin

    So much better than Twilight – it was really good. And obviously not that much Edward, I agree, read the book. Well done!

  10. Caustin

    SOOO GOOD! Much better than Twilight and obviously not that much Edward. I agree, read the book.

  11. VOTEFORROB

    im Team Edward but i thought it was pretty good, i liked Twilight better but since Eclipse is my favorite book and David Slade is directing that one i think it will be the best

  12. Basket

    It’s amazing! I saw it like few hours ago! I’m still so excited!

  13. Andrea

    people this is important READ THE BOOK!!!
    I like the movie and Kristen Stewart is amazing, you feel pain and anguish….RULES NEW MOON

  14. Paky

    Please people…don’t comment unless you’ve seen the movie.Dosen’t make sense. This was much better all the way around than TWILIGHT. Good movie

  15. Dee

    Am i the only one who actually thinks that “new moon” lacked imagination? like seriously? it cut out most details…VERY disappointing.

    (and yes i have read the books)

    thats why i state…the movie is a disappointing to the fullest degree !

    I think that if the previous director and the director now… should combine together and remake new moon. because the graphics to new moon was awesome and the details from twilight was awesome. so together they make a great movie!

  16. deee

    Am i the only one who actually thinks that “new moon” lacked imagination? like seriously? it cut out most details…VERY disappointing.

    (and yes i have read the books)

    thats why i state…the movie is a disappointing to the fullest degree !

    I think that if the previous director and the director now… should combine together and remake new moon. because the graphics to new moon was awesome and the details from twilight was awesome. so together they make a great movie!

  17. deee

    Am i the only one who actually thinks that “new moon” lacked imagination? like seriously? it cut out most details…VERY disappointing.

    (and yes i have read the books)

    thats why i state…the movie is a disappointing to the fullest degree !

    I think that if the previous director and the director now… should combine together and remake new moon. because the graphics to new moon was awesome and the details from twilight was awesome. so together they make a great movie!

  18. Steph

    Very disappointing… rushed through/left out to many details for me. I read the books. The fight scenes were entertaining at least. It is too bad…they have a great cast and a great story.

  19. proviso

    I expected New Moon to not satisfy because the book was mediocre, but held a sliver of hope that the director + actors would liven up the story and improve the lackluster dynamics. But I was unfortunately very disappointed. I absolutely loved Twilight the movie, which led me to read the book (which I also loved). But Twilight went downhill from there. The plot lost real substance. The Edward-Bella ansgt that drew us to Twilight became a sordid, unnerving love triangle…but I digress from the movie itself…I was dissappointed with both Bella and Edward in New Moon – they underacted the whole way through and were completely unbelievable. I dont know if this is as much their fault as it is the director’s. What annoyed me the most were Bella’s repeated *gasps*. What was that all about? Was it a means of demonstrating the magnetic pull Edward was meant to have on Bella? It failed. Another thing I found annoying is how little eye contact B & E made throughout the movie. Passionate love would make them be drawn to each other- to gaze in each other’s eyes unaware of the world around them. I didnt see passion or intensity. I saw mild irritable constipation.

    So all in all. While I paid to watch Twilight 4 times at the movies. Eclipse was lucky to get the one time out of me. I tried watching it again from a friend’s downloaded copy – but I got bored and couldnt sit through it again.

    I hope the Eclipse-Breaking Dawn movie is better.

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