OMG New Moon was sooo good! Definitely a better movie than the original and in some ways a bit more concise than the book. Some of the changes really revved up the action and just cut out some of the more boring background parts in the book.
Some of the best things about the movie were that this time around the acting is a little better. Kristen Stewart seemed a little flat in the first movie, but she made some progress with the character of Bella in New Moon. Taylor Lautner looked amazing! In interviews I was really disappointed because he's really not that big of a guy and Jacob is supposed to be over 6' tall. But the way they shot at angles and focused on that hunky bod really made him shine and seem much larger than real life. The only sad part for me was that we much less of Robert Pattinson in this film. They tried to add him in a little more by making the voices that Bella hears when she does something dangerous in the book into visions of Edward. But the end made up for the lack of Rob—of course I won't tell you why!
One thing that really surprised me and was a major plus, was the added humor to this film. There weren't many humorous moments in Twilight, but the whole audience got a chuckled out of parts of New Moon. The character of Jacob adds a lot of that. Also Bella's friend Jessica was hilarious!
Twi-hards are going to love this film! It's a lot closer to the book than the first movie and has a very different feel. Enjoy!