Devotees of the Stephenie Meyer book series certainly were primed for the second screen installment, since the movie made a fortune its opening weekend. Chris Weitz replaces Catherine Hardwicke as director, as young vampire Edward and his true love, Bella (Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart), go their separate ways since he fears for her safety if she's in his company. She aligns with friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner), who has his own mysterious secrets that don't necessarily keep her out of danger.
Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen ("Frost/Nixon") join a cast that also includes returnees Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser and Ashley Greene. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by Weitz and editor Peter Lambert; rehearsal footage; music videos. *** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun