Twilight may have been the most polarizing blockbuster of 2008. For every mob of Twi-hard tweens chasing Robert Pattinson down the streets of Hollywood, there seemed to be an equally aggressive mob complaining that Catherine Hardwicke had ruined their favorite book. Obviously, the film was successful enough to guarantee that at least the next two books in the Twilight saga would make it to the silver screen, but not without some changes. A new director was chosen and a key role was recast. Will New Moon , the next installment in the series, help to reunite the divided masses? Might it even manage to convert some new Twilight devotees? Here are five reasons we think it just might:
New Direction: Nothing against Hardwicke, but excitement for New Moon really began to pick up with the announcement that Chris Weitz would be taking over directing duties. True, the man has a less-than-stellar record with genre work (The Golden Compass, anyone?), but what his career has proven is that he understands teenagers.