Which film do you think was better: Twilight or New Moon? I'm not sure I can decide which one.what film do you thinkwas better twilight or new moon, im not sure i can decide which one

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missjenn eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I liked New Moon over Twilight. New Moon offered many more creative filming techniques and had a lot more originality from the director. The two scenes I specifically think make this movie better are as follows:

1- Bella's "depressed" stage where she goes for months without doing or thinking anything. You can't really film blank pages, but doing a circular, panoramic view with the camera, revealing an unchanged Bella but the world outside still going on, the viewer instantly gets the message.


2- The vampires in this tale are very fast. Just like in True Blood, when they run they become blurry, showing the viewer their speed. Yet to increase dramatics and aesthetics of the film, in New Moon we see a birds eye view of Victoria bounding through the forest, but it is a slow-mo shot. Why do we know this? She slowly out runs a bird that is flying above her, and we see that bird. The composition of the shot is just fantastic and the idea is so original.


slchanmo1885 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Personally. I thought the New Moon film was better than Twilight. I thought it moved faster than the first film, which didn't really translate well from page to screen. New Moon moved more quickly and I thought Bella and Jacob had great chemistry. Its strange because I liked the Twilight the book better than New Moon the book, but with the movie, I feel like the first film was just practice and they improved a bit the second time. I still thought there were moments in New Moon that were forced, like when Bella got the paper cut. I have to admit I felt a little embarrassed watching it. But I definitely became "team Jacob" at least for that movie. 

drmonica eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I have just finished reading New Moon and have not yet seen the film. I have read Twilight and seen that film. In my opinion, neither of the books were particularly well-written at all; however, the storyline itself is fascinating and that's why it appeals to mature adult readers like me. I thought the Twilight film was quite well done, far superior to the novel. There were so many references in the novel to Bella's clumsiness, for example, that it became tiresome. The film depicted this characteristic without beating the viewer over the head.

ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

New Moon is what I would identify as the better of the two movies, but for a very specific reason. I would predict that as a first, and unknown entity, Twilight had a lower budget. The huge success of it, no doubt, led to a larger budget, more experienced writers, and etc. for New Moon, and this is what I think made it a better movie in general.

scarletpimpernel eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I personally liked New Moon better, but that is because I thought that the characterization was better handled in the second movie than in the first, most likely because as Post 3 addresses, New Moon had more resources to support better filmmaking.

ako6777 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think that the movie New Moon was much better than Twilight.  In Twilight, the movie, so much of the plotis omitted.  You miss the whole relationship forming and the development of the chemistry.  I liked the special effects better in New Moon as well.

zumba96 | Student

I think New Moon is better mainly because of Alice in this film, it really shows how much she cares about Bella although the part where Bella puts herself in danger to see Edward was way over the top and not needed, but I really approved of ALice. 

udonbutterfly | Student

New Moon in my opinion was better. Although New Moon barely wins by a hair I give it points for the graphics (although a tad poor) but the acting in this movie improved by variables. Also I loved Alice appearance's they really choose the right person to play Alice as well as Emmett love it.

rockyrules | Student

I really loved both but i like New Moon better. It had more action and stuff. Its kinda sad when Edward leaves Bella. I loved how Taylor Lautner was more in the movie and the wolf pack.

kitty1148 | Student

ya I so agree because Jacob is a better grip of the movie as well as Bella.

kitty1148 | Student

I think new moon becaues it had way more action then the other movies.

epollock | Student

I think an original creative idea will always stand out to be greater than subsequent works. If you look at the Godfather trilogy or the Star Wars saga, or even the Indiana Jones Adventures beginning with the Raiders of the Lost Ark, no one will question the legacy of the original idea as those have already to some extent, withstood the test of time, though short it may be.

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