Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) doesn't expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)- a boy who's hiding a dark secret: he's a vampire. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a caterie of undead that would make Bella their prey. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling sensation by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight adds a dangerous twist to the classic story of star-crossed lovers.
One of the most eagerly anticipated, yet overhyped and disappointing films of the year. If you think this is going to be an all action, special effects, vampire movie with bite, think again. Slow, slow, very slow, bit of action towards the end, then slow and meaningless. This is trying very hard to be deep and meaningful, but the script is poor, the plot has no depth to it at all, and it's all in the end very dull and predictable. Imagine a bunch of pasty faced skinny teenagers with white face powder, red lipstick and black eyeliner in American grunge clothing and you have what are supposed to be vampires. Lonely girl moves to new town, fancies a guy who turns out to be a vampire, he only eats animals not humans and has a family of similarly pasty faced vampires who live in a big modern condo in the country. Along come another gang of vampires, one of whom wants to eat said teenage girl, stage five minute fight between vampires at end and that's it, the entire plot! The acting is poor, the special effects minimal, zero plot, dull script, not even very good camera work or editing. This is really a made for TV movie in the vein, no pun intended, of buffy or charmed or any other gothic style USA TV series. The writer appears to be trying to inject a bit of Mary Shelly or Bram Stoker into this, but unlike these gothic giants, this story is weak, poor and flimsy.
Peace Lovin' Vamps
- Twilight review by Jawbreaker
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Before embarking on Twilight I had visions of an Emo flavoured Buffy adventure for a new generation. In this regard Twilight is surprising as it passed my expectations. Its all clearly signposted and as with many franchises the first film is laying down the context for others to follow. However the characters are interesting and the cast well selected. As events unfold its hard not to get swept up in events which are well executed and nicely directed. Twilight is better than many of the blockbusters I've seen recently.