Twilight Movie Reviews



Release Date: Nov 21, 2008

Genre: Action/AdventureHorror

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 3
    The best way to go into this adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel is with an open mind. That’s a tall order for the devoted fans of this series, I understand. But just like fans of the Harry Potter books, they are faced at this point with a pretty simple choice: idealism or realism?

    If they choose idealism, they’re likely to be disappointed. Yes, the relationship between Edward and Bella has been “Hollywoodized.” Yes, the film doesn’t take the time to develop their passion for each other the way the book does. But would that even be possible? Yes, director Catherine Hardwicke did go for a sort of “greatest hits” approach to some of the scenes, trying to fit all the best lines in.

    But realistically, this might be the best Twilight movie Hollywood could make, at least as a blockbuster. For one thing, Meyer had almost total control over how the material was presented, and she demanded that the basic principles of the book not be violated. That means no fangs, or any of the typical vampire stuff she worked hard to keep out of the books. Basically the film is pretty true to the books.

    OK, so as a fan you might complain they shouldn’t have tried to make this a blockbuster in the first place. With all the book’s fans worldwide? Of course they were going to make it a blockbuster! And you may not like Robert Pattinson as Edward (though I can’t believe anyone would find fault with Kristen Stewart as Bella). It’s not possible that every aspect of how a fan envisioned the story is going to come across on screen. But this movie is going to appeal to most fans, and bring in droves of people who don’t even know the book yet. That’s enough to build the franchise. Perhaps, like Harry Potter, they’ll use that to build the sequels into distinctive movies of their own and let other directors try their hands.
  • 2
    Unless you are one of those smitten fans "Twilight" is not worth seeing.
    Like the famous vampire book series it's based on, "Twilight" is designed and made for a tween audience — but it's simply not executed well enough to charm those adults new to the series.
    There's the aloof and slightly depressed heroine named Bella who relocates from sunny Arizona to Washington to live with her father.
    There's Edward, the pretty boy vampire with chiseled cheekbones, dark eyes and the best hair products in the state.
    There's Jacob the dude with animal tendencies, long hair and an easy smile. And — deployed almost like an afterthought — there are the underdeveloped villains, a trio of vampires who resemble thin lizzy rejects in motly crue outfits. These wannabe baddies hardly make your blood curdle, but they sure are cute.
  • 5
    I know A LOT of people will see this movie! Plenty of people have read the book and Im sure that people will want to see Robert and of course EDWARD!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOO GOING TO SEE THIS!!!!!! Anyways I bet millions of people will see his!
  • 5
    This movie is going to be amazing,\\r\\nit\\\'ll hit top sellers.\\r\\nSmart movie theaters will play it.\r\nThey\'ll make so much money off it,\r\nso many people loved the books.\r\nAnd probably, well dare I say millions are gonna go see this movie.\r\nIt\'s gonna be so great. Hope everyone enjoys it! :)

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