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.
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Teen girls totally over-rate it while it was under-rated by critics. It's neither great nor is it awful. The vampire teen and the girl have chemistry. But other than, I it's just not that special. There's no real intrigue until the last 20 minutes, when bad vampires have her scent. But even that wasn't as exciting as it could have been. The movie just didn't offer enough for a big holiday release, yet it made a lot and left many women satisfied. I don't think there's a lot to say "wow' about though.
Vampires are all about two things - blood and sex.
In Twilight, we get neither. In this movie there's a bunch of pretty people, playing baseball using their superpowers. The moment the term 'vampires' is introduced, any self respecting vampire fan would want to bang their head against the wall until they pass out. Not because they bought the ticket or rented/downloaded the movie but because these guys are a complete and utter joke compared to the real thing.
Half an hour in, one of the main characters Edward is asking if he's the bad guy. His little sweetheart, upon who he gazes (and does pretty much nothing else) during the whole movie, Bella doesn't believe him however. Neither do we. Edward may be a pretty kid that glitters in the sunlight but his monologue "I'm so dangerous, I could outrun you, I could suck your blood like a blood junkie.." is laughable. He's not a bad guy, not in the least. His routine of stalking Bella during the night however, is more than a little creepy. "I like watching you sleep." The girl found that romantic while in real life, if you're a mentally stable person, you'd be freaked out and for a good reason.
Finally, I'm going to say that I'm glad this plot was limited in two hours. If it were any longer, I would have followed that guy who left the movie theater an hour after the movie started.
Now I am fully aware that this is a teen romance, so if you're a teenage girl, aged from 12 to 16, chances are - you're going to love it. All the others? Don't bother watching Twilight or you will curse yourself afterward forever.
Me, I have a new found respect for myself as I stoically watched the whole thing. Maybe we should put Edward on the test too. See if he can handle watching himself act like a total sissy for 120 minutes while shamelessly calling himself a vampire.
i am really disappointed by the movie i have read every one of the books and i think that they were in to big of a hurry to get the movie out that it lacks a lot from the book and some of the key points from the book i wish they would of took their time and made it right if they continue on with the other books i really hope that they take their time go by the book and make it right all i can say is im really disappointed by every one in the movie and the direction the movie took away from the book
Twilight is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Coming from the best-selling books by Stephanie Meyer, young girls and boys have been waiting for this movie all year. I finally went and saw it yesterday, and while I wasn't expecting much I was extremely disappointed. Now I have no idea if the movie stays true to the book because I have never read it, but I have to say that this was a very boring and pretentious movie. Both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are fine as the leads and I look forward to seeing them in the next one. It's the supporting cast that fails to do anything. And not just that, the script is not written very well and the special effects are pretty corny. All in all I'd say if your not a fan of the books then steer clear of this movie, but if you are a fan then as long as this stays true to the book you'll be sure to like it.
As a senior in college it is difficult to find the time to read anything, much less some adolescent fantasy love story. For this reason I began my journey into the world of Twilight as an unconvinced critic. I was quickly overcome however by the sheer intensity of TwilightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s story. When news of a film reached my ears I was immediately prepared for the typical book-to-film disappointment. The story would become diluted and the characters would lose their all of their passion and personality and I would find myself storming out of the theater complaining of my wasted seven dollar ticket. Surprisingly I did not find this to be the caseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ entirely. For virgins to the Twilight series the story is that of Bella Swan, the new girl as school that catches the attention of the resident Ã¢â‚¬Å“vegetarianÃ¢â‚¬Â vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson. Edward and his vampire family live in the town of Forks WA and have taken on an alternative lifestyle of consuming only the blood of animals to sustain their undying thirst without harming any humans. When Bella moves to Forks to live with her estranged father Edward is immediately draw to her via her enticing scent and their romance takes flight. Of course, this atypical love story is laced with danger and suspense from the beginning. From the constant internal battle fought by Edward to keep himself from obeying his natural urges and harming the object of his affection, to the danger posed by Ã¢â‚¬Å“non-vegetarianÃ¢â‚¬Â vampires entering their town, this story takes its viewer on a roller coaster of romance and suspense. Overall the film is more cautious than the book in its portrayal of the star struck lovers, and the script written by Melissa Rosenberg barely scratches the surface of the bookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s storyline but it does the job adequately. Readers of the book will be satisfied with the castings of Pattinson and Stewart in the leading roles as will newcomers to the series. Without the obvious passion and teenage angst between these two youngsters the film may have limped to the finish line. However, Pattinson does an excellent job of handling the multitude of facial expressions expected of his tormented vampire character, despite his somewhat overdone makeup and Stewart flawlessly portrays her complicated, clumsy character. Although my verdict remains that this film is a success it is not without flaws. First of all, the low budget start to the filming left the director Catherine Hardwicke with limited special effect resources and it does show. There are a few scenes where Edward attempts to show Bella his true vampire self by displaying his immortal strength and speed. In the book this was done by Edward running so fast it was as if he just flashed from one place to another and tossing around large boulders and tree limbs to demonstrate his great strength. The filmmakers however took this section of the film way off course and instead portrayed Edward jumping from tree to tree like a monkey and even went so far as to have him refer to Bella as his Ã¢â‚¬Å“little spider monkeyÃ¢â‚¬Â. Ridiculous on its own, this section of the film also veers entirely from the book where Edward would never be seen climbing trees like an animal. Blamed on the lack of funds this flaw to the film was probably not as detrimental for newcomers to the story but definitely outraged the loyal fans of the book. The most obvious weakness in the film is the limited character development. Although the portrayals of Edward and Bella are saved by the exquisite job done by Stewart and Pattinson, the rest of the cast is left with limited introductions and few meaningful scenes. This is the only area where this film takes on the usual book-to-film disappointment. This aspect forces the film to be categorized by many into that somewhat shallow genre of Ã¢â‚¬Å“teenage love storyÃ¢â‚¬Â of which its original text is undeserving. This flaw could have been remedied with two more hours of character development but as this was impossible to fit the usual movie time constraints this limited feature must be accepted. So, overall Twilight leaves die hard fans satiated with the story and characters they know and love, it takes newcomers on a ride of passion and suspense sure satisfy a full range of audiences and it brings new life to an old fantasy clichÃƒÂ© of vampires in love. I enjoyed this movie and despite some flaws recommend it to audiences of all ages, because everyone can appreciate the intensity of young love, mortal or immortal.
This movie was boring and bland. Nothing groundbreaking,that's for sure. The young cast does a good job considering they didn't have much to work with. The low budget was very evident at times,especially when there is an attempt at special effects. I've seen better on TV in shows like "Charmed". To compare this with the Harry Potter franchise is ridiculous and probably put out there by one of the "Twilight" studio exec's. Other than some immature teenage girls who go google eye over the lead character,most people will let this film go by with little notice. Another attempt to make a so so movie from a so so book.
Twilight On A Blast! Recently , I have seen the movie "Twilight". The first time I went to see it , it was packed filled with people. When I watched the movie it was good but not great. I didn't like how the there were less effects in the movie. The book seemed to be very detailed with me. As for the movie it really didn't put much more detail into it. I thought that most of the movie was only on love too. I know that's what it is suppose to be but can't you put a little more detailed action in it. The fight was a little okay. The only thing that was good in the fight were the head twisting and the bite. Other than those bad comments I thought the story line was great , Actors were Great , and Director nailed every scene. This is why I rated this movie a 4/5.