The first full trailer for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is frustrating. It’s frustrating because if you didn’t pay attention to any of the narrative stuff and just turned the sound off, you’d have a visually impressive film. Director Chris Weitz and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (who also shot John Hillcoat’s “The Road” which hits theatres five days later so as far as DP work goes, that’s a fun juxtaposition) have made a film that completely blows away Catherine Hardwicke’s all-blue-filter, all-the-time style of the first “Twilight” film.
But then there’s the story and you have a girl who has become so dependent on a boy that instead of just having normal teenage sadness about a break-up, she makes attempts at suicide through reckless behavior. What’s worse is that as the trailer continues the messages appears to be, “Don’t be a strong, independent woman,” as much as it’s, “My boyfriend needs me and I have to save him or else I’ll be lonely and weak again!” But I’m sure that the “Twilight” fans have ignored all my commentary and skipped straight to the trailer after the jump. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” opens and feminism suffers on November 20th.