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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Twilight was a really really good movie,i loved it....i would watch it over and over again.but they did change alot of stuff...i think the book is better than the movie cause theres more details.....but the movie is really good also...i love the whole vampire family...there amaizng
I have read all the Twilight series and loved them. I wanted to keep my expectations down when the adaptation to movie came out; we all know that movies are never as good as the books. The books allow us to use our imagination with characters and the elements that make it important to us as individuals. I can honestly say that I loved the movie. I have seen it several times and each time I loved it more. I thought the cast was great. Rob and Kristen portrayed Edward and Bella perfectly, as did the entire cast. Rob especially brought his character of Edward to life so well that you felt his awkwardness and confusion as you did in the book, he was so torn between his vial instinct to kill and his love for Bella. Sure there were elements that could have been better, however overall I thought they did a good job. I think the movie as in the book is a wonderful love story that allows us to remember the awkwardness and complications of your first love.
Believe it or not we enjoyed the movie so much that we went to see it again on the second day! I would like to say that they picked a good person to play Edward he made the character come alive from the book. Bella seemed plain but I guess that is what she is like in her character. The meadow scene should have been a little bit more romantic, it seemed like they did not care for each other, they were just laying there without talking that is not what happened in the book. The only problem is that they left out a lot of the book in this movie hopely when they make the next movie it will follow the book a little bit better. But all in all the movie was great and was a sell out here in our hometown of Eagle Pass.
I couldn't wait to watch the movie on opening night. I decided to check the book out just on a whim and was pleasantly surprised with how addictive and enchanting I found it to be. It's a well documented fact that 9 times out of 10, books are never translated that well into film and material is bound to be cut due to time constraints. I also understand that if it's a small budget, chances are the effects aren't going to necessarily be mind blowing. Those points well understood and taken into consideration, I still expected that the essence of the book would be preserved and it would be a really decent movie due to the good source material. Was I in for a rude awakening! Ten minutes into the movie, I found myself seething in my seat but endured the whole movie hoping it would be better and that I was being too harsh. As the ending credits rolled, I realized that I was being honest...period. There were several main struggling points with the film: the direction, the camerafolks, the acting and the screenplay. The acting overall was solid except for Kristen Stewart- who should be replaced and Robert Pattinson gets a pass due to his leading lady's limited acting abilities. He could have been better if he'd had some real direction instead of being left to think weird/angry faces and over the top theatrics would suffice. I lay that at the feet of the direction. Kristen just didn't do it as Bella for me on any level. She seemed okay initially but as the movie progressed, it just got worse and worse. She initially embodied Bella from a physical perspective but never seemed ordinary enough, especially with the kind of wardrobe they had her in. One of the main things in the book regarding Edward and Bella's relationship was that she couldn't understand why someone like him would ever be with someone like her. Surprisingly, the supporting players were fine...with what little they had to do with one exception: the dude who played Jacob. I don't know why they couldn't get someone with natural long hair willing to cut it for the second movie. Every time he was on screen, my eyes drifted automatically to the half wig he wore. I wish the Cullen family could have been more visable instead of seeming like props to move the action forward. The high school kids were appropriate but why did anyone feel the need to have Eric behave the way he did? Which brings me to another sticking point: the repeated and blatant departures from the book. I am so sick and tired of the following reasons to excuse this movie from any true criticisms:
- "It's a small budget."--sorry but that's a lame excuse and other movies have been made with smaller budgets and still done a better job, special effects shouldn't be that big of a main focus
-"They can't put everything from the book into the movie."--duh, unless it becomes acceptable to make 4+ hr movies that's already a given but please don't insult my intelligence. There are plenty of films adapted from books that couldn't squeeze in all the details and still did a good job (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter...?). The point is to make sure the essence and vital elements crucial to the story make their way into that screenplay.
Those two main points/excuses have been done to death with all of the reviews I've read from the fans.
It was just upsetting to me because the rich source material was right there and it seemed like no one wanted to ensure a decent thorough job was being done with the story itself. I am rereading the first book in an effort to restore the integrity of the story back into my mind. This may be negative but maybe if enough people provide constructive criticisms then TPTB will take a second to reflect and make the necessary changes to avoid a repeat with "New BLood".
I am a huge Twilight fan and I was very nervous about this movie. I knew that somethings were going to be added and somethings were going to be left out, that I was prepared for. What I was not prepared for was how they changed what was left in the movie from the book! What was with the cafeteria and the meadow scene? The director and writer of the movie did read the book right? The was no emotion at all from this movie and to be honest with you some of it I have completely forgotten about already. I was very disappointed with the over all end result. I hope they really take a close look at the book before they do the next movie.
Oh my gee I love, LOVE, LOVE this movie!! Bella and Edward are the new Jack and Sally!! I am all inspired to be a vampire!! I loved the story, but I have yet to read the books. I am a lil' scared though becasue everyone is saying that they are so different and I love the movie already so idk!! I do know that this is my new favortie movie though!!
The movie was awesome. Yeah... there were some
parts that were not in the movie, and
even parts that were added that were not
in the book but that is to be expected.
The parts that were not in the book and were
added to the film actually made it a little
bit better because you have the building of
James and his coven throughout the movie. As for
the parts that were not in the movie and in the
book.... I didnt even realize they were not there
until the end of the movie. The movie included
humor and serious parts that were a great balance, and
kept your attention throughtout the whole movie.
This series is going
to be amazing in all the films. Cant wait for
the next one!
The tale of Bella and Edward.......Who does not love this story? I know that the book 'Twilight' was, and still is, my favorite book. Since high school I have been looking forward to this movie. My opinion? It was decent. I know that there's only so much you can do with two hours of film, but I believe that they could have followed the story line a little bit better. Things that weren't even in the book ended up in the movie. I was watching, and was questioning the story almost the entire time. Specific events and happenings in the book were jumbled beyond my belief. I guess I'd say it was worth going to see. I've been a dedicated 'Twilight' fan for years. And since the movie IS based on the book, it's worth it. Just don't keep your hopes up too high when you go to the theater.