Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2009 by David Chen
Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards saw the debut of a brand new trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon to the delight of Twilight fans everywhere. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and as always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
This new trailer gives us a little bit more storyline than previous trailers, as we learn about Edward’s plan to take off, and Jacob’s subsequent attempt to pick up Bella on the rebound. We catch glimpses of Dakota Fanning as Jane, a Volturi guard, and Michael Sheen as Aro, the head of the Volturi, an Italian vampire coven that enforces the vampire laws. Both of them look good in their respective roles, and I hope they were paid well for their time here.
We also see the absolutely-terrifying ghost-Edward, and Bella deciding to become an adrenaline junkie by jumping off cliffs or something. The trailer closes with a fight scene that is strongly reminiscent of the boss battle at the end of Blade 2 [Note: For those of you wondering about the trailer music, it's from the movie trailer for Jumper]. But most importantly throughout, we get to see lots of boys with their shirts off! Taylor Lautner! Robert Pattinson! The Wolf Pack! Trailer mission = accomplished. Here’s Summit’s synopsis:
In NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.
I have to say that even though I didn’t enjoy Twilight very much, this trailer compares favorably to the first film’s in that stuff is actually happening. Perhaps Weitz’s direction combined with a stable of talented actors might get me to give this film a shot? Probably not, but it’s nice to think about sometimes….
I know that /Film’s audience isn’t exactly the target audience for the film, so to put things in perspective, here are videos of some fans reacting to the trailer. Arguably, they are more entertaining than the trailer itself: