I felt like a teenager when I heard I was hosting the premiere of The Twilight Saga: New Moon!!! Being the Twihard that I am, waiting for the movie felt like forever. I usually don’t devote myself to a series with a cult following, but for some reason I shelved all my adult-level maturity and enjoyed the Twilight books like a high-schooler.
New Moon is the 2nd book in the 4-part Twilight Saga. Bella and Edward are in a steady relationship, although at times Edward still feels pain whenever his vampire instincts act up whenever he is around his girlfriend. The movie brings back Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Jackson Rathbone as Jasper and Ashley Greene as Alice.
The story also expands on the character of Jacob Black, Bella’s shape-shifting best friend who is in love with her. Twilight fans will also be impressed with the fantastic casting of the Volturi: Michael Sheen as Aro, Jamie Campbell-Bower as Caius, Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus, Charlie Bewley as Demitri, Dakota Fanning as Jane, Cameron Bright as Alec and Daniel Cudmore as Felix.
Team Jacob fans will have lots to smile about as the wolf pack go running around shirtless (specially Taylor Lautner who really bulked up for the role). New Moon will be shown in theatres nationwide on November 20, 2009.