When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.
This movie was totally overrated by teens, but it was still god. I'd like Twilight a lot more if teens weren't so obsessed. It's starting to get stupid! But I have to admit, I have a guilty pleasure for the movies and books. Overall the first installment was just okay, it wasn't really special.
"Twilight" was destined to be a hit on film. With such a rabid book reader following, it was a formula for success at the box office. When you think about it, there was reason to think this could be made into a decent film considering the interesting dynamic between the two lead characters and their situations. Sadly the movie falls well short of these expectations.
First of all is the acting. From Stewart's constant sulking to Pattinson's silly brooding. Both deliver their lines as if they are reading directly from a cue card. Then you have Lauttner. For all of the hype I was expecting him to at least be a servicable actor. Boy was I mistaken. He has a long way to go and at times you can't help but laugh out loud at his robotic lines and silly facial expressions.
Another problem is with the script. It starts off well enough as you are introduced to Bella and her new situation. The first quarter of the film is fairly entertaining. But then it begins to spin it's wheels and the big climactic end battle is really pointless and not very interesting. Mix this with some pretty gaping plot holes and you have trouble.
Also, the movie looks more like a television series than a major studio motion picture. The few special effects used aren't that impressive and it doesn't have a big movie feel to it at all.
I know I'm not the target audience but I tend to be objective. "Twilight" is wasted potential. Granted, that potential could only go so far but there was still enough to make a decent film. Sadly bad, cheesy acting and swiss cheese story keep this from being a good movie.
When I read the book I wasn't at all interested in watching the movie beacause of all the hype everyone was making of it, but when I finally watched it, I realized it was actually a very good movie!
I would not recommend this movie for anyone under 12 because of the sexuality and overall creepiness, but it was a good movie! :)
I never read the books but from what i see that there was allot of discrepancies but I'm not surprised considering that all books written ever are fully displayed on the big screen, for what ever reasons are beyond me. I like the film to a point, seemed as though that there's only so much of Bella being in the dumps i can take, This movie should have been called EMO-VAMPIRE LOVERS. I actually thought the plot was good, just felt that the movie showed a side of vampires I can do without, to glamorous. There is one catch to this whole Kristen Stewart movie, She's played in a movie before narrated also called SPEAK. Watch and tell me that this movie wasn't duped in a way of presentation and background, and even symbolism. You'll be shocked actually , it'll make you wonder about the originality in the making of Twilight in general.