The Twilight Saga: New Moon
2009
**
Director: Chris Weitz
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen

In the second part of the Twilight series Bella’s love life becomes increasingly complicated. Edward, the vampire boyfriend, dumps her to keep her safe. In his absence she finds comfort in her old friend Jacob, but damn it if he doesn’t turn out to be a werewolf. This incredibly tedious film has no plot. It offers more than two hours of moping, longing, glancing, sulking, hand-holding and brooding in order to set up the love triangle for Eclipse. We’re presumably expected to side with Bella and Edward on the basis of the first film, because now they barely share a scene. The visuals, apart from the poor werewolf CGI, are impressive.