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Twilight (movie)

A 2008 film based on the Stephenie Meyer book of the same name, directed by Catherine Hardwicke

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A dark Gothic romance story that could have been great but feel short of it's true potentinal

  • Nov 22, 2009
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While  Twilight has an amazing premise  and a great story to back it up, it can't help but fall prey to  the terrible script  and bad acting from the leads. Stephine Meyers' Twilight  has a morbid energy level that resonates with a tale of forbidden love, and the story is highly interesting but it is extremely let down  by a bad script, under direction and bad acting from the entire cast. What could have been an amazing Gothic, fantasy romance  instead turns out to be nothing more than another teeny bopper romance film.






Twilight  is dark, complex and at sometimes  it has it's moment where it really dazzles and amazes. But it falls short on an illogical script, unbelievable events  and a story at times that defies all reason.  But for the most part Twilight is an interesting film that does  manage, in some strange  way, to hold your attention for the first two acts of the film  but  it losses it momentum  and  strength  in the third act and turns into a bad chase thriller. But all in all Twilight is a good idea and story muddled by  everything imaginable in  a film, but still is quite enjoyable even if it is preposterous and illogical.




Kristen Stewart  for the first  act of the film(Before the entrance of Edward.) delivers a good performances, the second act  she kind of starts to lag a little and in the third act  her acting abilities are completely gone and she acts like an escape mental patient.  Robert Pattinson  is terrible in this film from his introduction to the end, he can't hold  up the dramatic part he is assigned and really brings down the film  causing Stewart to really try  hard to keep it afloat , but sadly  Pattinson brings Stewart down with him  and the film fails to please  except for   it's dark style  and the source material. But none the less the cast tries but fails to elevate this film  above  average and is just an average teen romance.





Twilight is stylish and  fresh but it wears out it's welcome by the third act  and it becomes quite irritating  and contrived. But all in all  it's just another example of a good story and idea gone bad. Twilight is passing entertainment.
A dark Gothic romance story that could have been great but feel short of it's true potentinal

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Twilight is a 2008 American romantic vampire film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. This film focuses on the development of the relationship between Bella Swan (a teenage girl) and Edward Cullen (a vampire), and the subsequent efforts of Cullen and his family to keep Swan safe from a coven of evil vampires.

The project was in development for approximately three years at Paramount Pictures, during which time a screen adaptation that differed significantly from the novel was written. Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the novel after three years of the project's stagnant development. Melissa Rosenberg wrote a new adaptation of the novel shortly before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and sought to be faithful to the novel's storyline. Principal photography took 44 days, and completed on May 2, 2008; the film was primarily shot in Oregon.

Twilight was theatrically released on November 21, 2008, grossing over US$392 million worldwide. It was released on DVD March 21, 2009, and became the most purchased DVD of the year. The soundtrack was released on November 4, 2008. Following the film's success, New Moon and Eclipse, the next two novels in the series, were produced as films the following year.
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: November 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: Summit Entertainment (October 27, 2009)
Runtime: 122 minutes
Studio: Summit Entertainment
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