David Edelstein On the Slowed-Down Pace of New Moon


Over on The Projectionist, New York film critic David Edelstein reveals his thoughts on the movie that opens a mere eight hours and 50 minutes from now, New Moon. He admires the frenzy that happens every time Edward and Bella come together onscreen, but also notes that "[Director Chris] Weitz’s compositions have no spark, though, and his pacing is so flaccid that you’re going to need the electricity of a live, first-weekend audience to stay charged-up throughout the two-hour-and-ten-minute running time." [The Projectionist]