I have to be honest. Saw New Moon and the one thought that kept going through my mind was...Twilight was better. I can't help it! I know they had a bigger budget and new director, blah, blah, blah, but I just thought the first movie was as intense as the book. With New Moon I was laughing through half the film whereas when I read the book New Moon, I was crying my eyes out! The soundtrack and score for Twilight is even better than New Moon's. So what was the difference?
One, no Edward. That for sure had a big impact on my whole perception. Granted, I know that he wasn't in the book that much either, but something about his presence carries that story and I just wasn't feeling it.
Two, everything was so rushed! I know that you only have 2 1/2 hours to make a 563 page book reality, but still, I feel like they pushed it along too quickly.
Three, when Alice had her "vision" and we see Bella and Edward "frolicking" through the woods as vampires, I was like, you have got to be kidding me. Bella would never wear that dress and she certainly wouldn't frolic. Plus it looked like they were in the 1800's not the present, so...whatever.
I will say this though, New Moon made me love Charlie even more. :)
This is all just my humble opinion, you don't have to agree. I'm just saying, for me, Twilight was much better. Spider monkey and all. :)
What do you think?