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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 solid idea and intresting premise can't save this film from being a soul draning experience...

  • Mar 5, 2010
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Vampires and humans have been falling in love with each other for years either one falls in love with the human so he can drink her blood whereas the girl is most likely under a trance and does not know of what she is doing.  While those types of stories are interesting they only serve a purpose as a mere plot device to push along the real story of the vicious vampire   trying to   regain power or destroy as many humans as he can. Stephanie Meyers' "Twilight", while interesting in its idea, takes this old tale of the blood feud between vampires and werewolves and romanticize it. I would be lying if I did not tell you that  I was enthralled for the first two halves of this movie  the story of  an introverted  teenage girl named Bella Swan  was interesting for the most part. Watching her  go through her daily routines  and slowly but surely finding  love, which is interesting for the most part  but  this shallow,  and soulless adaptation of the mega popular  books   quickly takes a nose dive  from being ingenious and refreshing. Turning into the titular teenybopper movies of modern cinema.

 

 

 

 

"Twilight" is a miscalculation on every level the story is good in its own right and the plot of the film about a young girl falling for a vampire is interesting but does not hold your attention long enough for you to enjoy it. It drones along at an agonizingly slow pace setting up the romance that fans of the books know is coming and that non-fans   can see coming from 200 miles away.  It holds it own for the first half but once Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) makes his appearance onscreen, it quickly turns into an empty, poorly made film that feels more like a T.V. movie than a big screen film.  If the  there was a better director, a better actor and a better screenplay and screenwriter this film could have been the start of a new era of  stylized vampire films instead of a sour  film that leaves you with a bad feeling afterwards. 

 

 

 

Kristen Stewart is good for the most of the film but she is shallow at best it is as if she wants to do more than just read the lines she given but can't. You cannot connect with her character Bella Swan simply because of the way Stewart acts. She makes it impossible to form a bond with Swan because of her mousy voice and shy attitude, which I like in a girl but here it is just shameful.  I've read that is how Swan is suppose to be  Stewart  lowers the bar even further  taking the character to below  the average of the teenage girl  making Bella Swan an  unlikable  and unsympathetic character.  I will say this in her behalf Kirsten Stewart for trying her best, if only for a little while. Robert Pattinson in my book was a complete and utter miscast as the vampire Edward Cullen Pattinson cannot act or hold his own in a film he is a complete and utter eyesore and only there to do nothing more than just please the millions of female fans out there. If he had at least tried to  act in this movie  I would give him a  tip of my hat. Sadly, he did not but I will say this he did try for at least 20 minutes to be professional and then he went right into being just plain awful. The rest of the cast are as emotionless and talentless as the leads they provide no good support except to just stand there and look good.

 

 

 

"Twilight" is entertaining in it's own  way for fans it's there dream come true, for non fans it's a kind of take it as it is type of movie or don't take it at all. How you view, the film is   for you to decide if it is as a shallow heartless exploitation film or as a deeply rich and emotional one, (The latter is more believable).  "Twilight” can entertain you if only for a little while.

A solid idea and intresting premise cause this adaption of the popular books to loose it's bite...

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March 06, 2010
ha-ha! I'm glad I ran into this review. I didn't like this movie at all, actually I dislike the series' premise so much that I may have fun ripping apart its sequel. Nice work.
March 06, 2010
Thank you very much, I liked this film a little at first then it all went out the window when the romance came into it destroyed it
 
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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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