The main cast, including Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson, return and are joined by new faces of the wolf gang and Volturi who make their debut. I personally thought everyone was well-cast and great. Robert is the perfect Edward and although his part was much smaller than in the first film, I found myself looking forward to his screen presence. Taylor's shorter hair cut and ripped physique was pleasant to look at. All I can say is thank gGod the long locks are gone... those were not working for him. It is pretty crazy to believe he is only 17 and has the body of a tiny body-builder (steroids, anyone?) The new wolf members were also good although I was surprised they weren't in the film much.
Saying I loved this film may be a slight understatement. I literally was smiling the entire time and probably gasped when Edward showed up (I can't help it... Robert is gorgeous!) It may have a mere 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, but this is the kind of film that fans enjoy and not movie critics per se. And I think the fact that it debuted at #1 and made over $142 million says a lot about how dedicated Twilight fans are! It already broke the record for the biggest one-day gross (beating out The Dark Knight, which previously held the record) and it more than doubled the debut of the first film, Twilight. Way to go New Moon!
Anyone see it yet?