Under the more assured hand of director Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, About a Boy), who took over the reigns from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke (thank goodness), the film can at least boast the gloss and shine of a real Hollywood movie and not some straight-to-video hack job. Better visual effects, more accomplished camerawork, improved production design and a more seasoned cast all add up to a vast improvement in production values for New Moon.
-Edward CullenAnd what was with the CGI wolf effects? Did you see District 9 this summer? If so, you know it's possible to create fascinating, realistic CGI characters on a minimal budget. The wolves in New Moon are totally laughable. They look fake, move fake, and jarred me completely. The people in the theater, myself included, laughed at the dramatic scenes that were unintentionally funny, i.e. the first appearances of the CGI wolves. Hardly any of the Twilight fans clapped at the end and I overheard more than one person expressing their dislike for the way the movie wrapped up.