Filed under: New Moon | Tags: 10, be, better, cut, moon, new, not, scenes, that
Bella’s Bloody Birthday Party
Stephanie Myer really knows how to start a story off with a bang, or well, a crash… and pools of blood, and glass shards, and crushed presents… and lot’s of uncontrollable vampy blood lust. It’s a very unhappy birthday with a nice mix of gore and frosting that sets up Bella’s many problems to come. Plus, we get Edward’s back story from Carlisle’s point of view.
Edward Says Goodbye
This doesn’t need much explanation. It’s totally crushing and the pages of our books are now tear-stained. But, this moment might need a rewrite in the movie. Should Bella still be lost in the woods? Maybe she should run after Edward? Do you think it works as is?
Bella and Jacob’s Reunion
To those of you who aren’t Twi-hards, this might seem somewhat inconsequential in comparison to the larger action in the book. But this is the point where Bella and wolf-to-be Jacob see each other again after eight months. Eye contact is made, Bella remarks on how tall he is and the spark of friendship (and maybe more) is re-ignited.
Laurent Materializes in the Forest
This scene is important for so many reasons. We learn that the fiery vampire Victoria is planning to avenge the death of her mate and turn Bella into vamp food, but not before torturing her for a while. We also find out that Laurent has fallen off the veggie bandwagon and Bella is looking like a big slab of human bacon to him. We get the satisfaction of hearing the now-departed Edward in Bella’s head again and our theory that werewolves are real is finally confirmed.
Bella’s Cliff Diving Catastrophe
In the scheme of all the life-threatening things that Bella does in New Moon, this is the one that’s most over-the-top. She’s basically fish food when Jacob finds her and although she doesn’t realize it at the time, she is also vampire bait for the eager Victoria. Is Kirsten Stewart going to be able to pull this action scene off? How can she not? It sets up tension with Victoria and Jacob. Without it we wouldn’t have the next un-cutable moment in our line-up.
Jacob and Bella’s Near Kiss Experience
We apologize ‘Team Jacob’ fans. We know it must break your heart to even think about this moment. Bella and Jacob are so close to wolfing out, but in the end, Bella is a one vampire woman. Plus, it’s the major turning point in the story! It wasn’t totally Bella’s fault. How could she have known Alice would see her drown? And for that matter, how could she know that when Jacob answered the phone, it would be Edward and not Carlisle on the other end? Well, she did watch Romeo and Juliet about a thousand times. That might have given her a hint as to what was coming next.
Bella and Alice’s Race Against Time
Would the Volturi kill Edward? Would Edward kill himself? What does ‘formidable gifts’ really mean? All of these things are in question as Bella and Alice travel to Italy, steal a Porsche, charm the police and almost mow down some tourists in their race to save Edward from his doom. This is by far the most suspenseful moment in the film. And just when it can’t get any worse, Bella has to convince Edward that he isn’t dead, or rather, he’s just – undead. If this is done right, this scene of Bella running through a square filled with people dressed in capes and vampire fangs will not only have you on the edge or your seat, it might actually be…funny.
Bella Meets Jane
We welcome a good old, blood-loving Nosferatu-style vampire here at FEARnet. So we can’t help but love the Volturi because everything about them – from the ancient Caius with paper thin skin to the cape wearing guard – is so traditionally vampire-y and evil. But, the best member of the clan is unquestionably Jane. With just one look tiny Jane sparks uncontrollable fear in the hearts of vampires the world over. She smiles, she skips, she tortures. (Everyone except Bella.) But, can Dakota Fanning live up to her sadistic tendencies? We have our doubts.
The Volturi Get a Tourist-y Snack
Bella, Edward and Alice may escape the jaws of the Volturi, but some unwitting tourists aren’t so lucky. There’s no need to show the gore in this part, the sounds of their screams ought to do it.
The Cullens Decide to Turn Bella
After putting it to a vote Bella finds out that she will get both the boy and the family for eternity. And what girl doesn’t wish that someday she’ll grow up to be a vampire?
It feels so much better now that we have this off our chest. Have we done New Moon proud? We think so. Now you need to tell us, what do you think should or should not be cut out of New Moon?
Looks like “Twilight” stars Peter Facinelli and Kellan Lutz decided that it was about time they read the novel their new movie is based on. Yes, after filming on “New Moon” commenced last week, the actors were snapped in the airport this weekend reading the Stephanie Myers novel.
But maybe they’ve just got some time to kill since it was rumored that production on the sucky sequel (blood-wise, not content) would be halted due to a plagiarism lawsuit filed by Stephanie’s college roommate. Supposedly, Heidi Stanton just became aware of the cultural phenomenon after viewing the movie for the first time last week.
First of all, even if you’re deaf, live under a rock and don’t own a set of eyes, you still know what “Twilight” is. I mean, my great-grandmother said to me a few weeks back that Edward reminded her of a suitor she knew back in the day. I fully had a fleeting flash of my granny flying through the trees, in roaring ’20s regalia, and watching her man-friend sparkle in the sun.
I don’t buy this story so much — the lawsuit, not my granny’s — especially since Summit, the studio producing “Twilight,” calls Heidi’s claims ridiculous and promises production would not be stopped for even a heartbeat. Or whatever the undead equivalent is.
Cameron Bright will appear as Alec and Academy Award nominee Graham Greene will play Harry Clearwater in the Twilight sequel New Moon, Summit Entertainment announced on Wednesday. A press release on the studio’s website revealed the names of all new members of the cast, some of whom had been announced previously: “New cast members include the legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world, as well as two new members of the Quileute Indian Nation. The Volturi include Charlie Bewley as Demetri, Jamie Campbell Bower as Caius, Daniel Cudmore as Felix, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, all Volturi enforcers. Dakota Fanning plays Jane, a high ranking and powerful Volturi member and Cameron Bright is Alec, her brother. Noot Seear plays Volturi member Heidi. Michael Sheen plays Aro, the Volturi leader. Graham Greene appears as Harry Clearwater, Quileute tribal leader and old friend of Bella’s father Charlie. Tinsel Korey is Emily, the fianceé of Sam Uley.”
Now this makes things very interesting, indeed. Another surprise name has been announced to the cast of The Twilight Saga: New Moon—and, personally, it’s a very unlikely name: Michael Sheen.
British actor Sheen has been announced to play Aro, the leader of the Italy-based vampire pack Volturi in the upcoming sequel, which hits screens on November 20. The actor was last known for his role as British interviewer David Frost in the film Frost/Nixon, which was recently nominated for a Best Picture nod in this year’s Oscars. He also played former Prime Minister Tony Blair in The Queen, which top bills Helen Mirren. However, this wouldn’t be the first time he plays a supernatural character in films: he appeared as a werewolf in all three Underworld films.
Sheen’s casting, personally, is a surprise simply because I didn’t expect him to be in New Moon. But, with the previous announcement of Dakota Fanning—herself a big name in acting, with success critical and commercial—taking on a role, I shouldn’t be. I can’t help but pin this news on what seems to be an effort by the folks behind the Twilight films to be taken seriously, though.
I’m not saying that Twilight is fluff. Some may say it is, all right—a vampire love story?—but nobody can deny that it’s a cultural revolution of sorts now. $380 million in worldwide ticket sales is not an easy figure to attain, after all. The first film had relatively obscure names populating its entire cast, understandable for the efforts of a small film studio getting its hands on a publishing phenomenon. All of a sudden, it has the clout to attract the big names—Fanning and Sheen, for instance.
And Sheen is a good actor, although I’ll admit to having seen him only in Laws of Attraction and Frost/Nixon. It’d be interesting to see how this translates to his role in New Moon.
If you thought Twilight was great then just wait until you see New Moon.
Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene think New Moon is going to be miles better that Twilight.
Ashley told Reelzchannel: “New Moon is kind of a step up.
“In Twilight we built this foundation, it was almost like an indie film, we didn’t have that high level budget.
“Now, because of the success of Twilight we have this budget to go on and so everythings a little bit improved.”
Edi Gathegi added: “I think it’s just more active, things happening from the outset and I think there’s more forward movement in that scipt.”
We can’t wait to see Robert Pattinson and the rest of the Twilight gang again… we just hope November comes around fast.
Filed under: New Moon, Robert Pattinson | Tags: moon, new, Pattinson, Robert
Robert Pattinson might not want to be in New Moon much but he will be.
Rob has said in the past that he hopes the movie will be truthful to the book and that his character Edward Cullen will only feature in a few scenes as the story focuses on Bella and Jacob.
It seems like Rob won’t be getting his wish.
His co-star Ashley Greene has just admitted to InTouch: “Of course they threw Rob in there!”
“He comes in as a flittering image to tell Bella not to do anything reckless, you have him at the beginning at school, at the party, when he’s saying goodbye to Bella and in Italy as well, so his fans will get their fix!”
Edi Gathegi who plays Laurent in the movie added: “If you think he’s not going to be in the movie, you’re going to pleasantly surprised.”
As much as we love Rob we hope he won’t be in New Moon too much as we don’t want the story to be ruined.