— by KATHLEEN COLLINS —
I had my doubts about whether Taylor Lautner would be able to aptly portray Jacob in the “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” movie. I thought he didn’t look anything like Jacob from the “Twilight” books.
After watching the “New Moon” trailer, however, I was surprised to see that he may actually pull off playing Jacob in a manner close to author Stephanie Myers’ vision. I guess 30 pounds of muscle and longer hair will do wonders.
From what the trailer showed, the movie stays true to the book, which shouldn’t disappoint fans. I know I am looking forward to seeing “New Moon,” the best of the “Twilight” books in my opinion.
Also, based on the trailer, it looks like the movie will be less dark than the “Twilight” movie, which I think is a much needed improvement. I can’t put my finger on it, but there was a dark theme, or maybe it was the background music, that I really didn’t like about “Twilight.”
I’m glad director Catherine Harwicke didn’t direct this movie and I am looking forward to seeing what director Chris Weitz does with it.
“New Moon” will hit theaters Nov. 20. Its premiere will take place Nov. 16 at L.A.’s Village and Bruin theaters, according to the Mann Theater Web site. The soundtrack comes out Oct. 13.
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