It will certainly not live as long in the memory as Fantasia, Dukas’ symphony or Goethe’s poem but it is a harmless, family film that knows its audience. The audience just needs to show up in the first place.
You would expect a film about passionate, dangerous, thwarted love to feel ecstatic and urgent; this felt more like a gentle Valium downer. After the emotional thrills of Twilight, New Moon feels more than a little underwhelming. READ MORE
When Tim Burton is prominent in the billing, it’s safe to expect an atmospheric world peopled by shadowy yet relatable characters; it isn’t, however, a guarantee that the plot or dialogue will be much cop. READ MORE