Twilight

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  • Summary: Bella Swan has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change.Bella Swan has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen, a boy unlike any she's ever met. Edward is a vampire, but he doesn't have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood. Intelligent and witty, Edward sees straight into Bella's soul. Soon, they are swept up in a passionate, thrilling and unorthodox romance. To Edward, Bella is what he has waited 90 years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will Edward & Bella do when a clan of new vampires comes to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life? (Summit Entertainment) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Will Lawrence
    80
    A sometimes girlie swirl of obsession that will delight fans, this faithful adaptation is after teenage blood, and will most likely hit a box office artery.
  2. In terms of bringing the book to life, Twilight is a complete success, so much so that most of the film's flaws work within the context of the story.
  3. On the whole, Twilight works as both love story and vampire story, thanks mainly to the performances of its principals, Pattinson and Stewart.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    As a life lesson for teenage girls, Twilight (excuse the pun) sucks. As a parable for the dark side of female desire, it's weirdly powerful.
  5. 58
    Every generation gets the cinematic vampires it deserves...The current decade, judging from the bloodsuckers on display in Twilight, will be remembered as one of guilt, restraint and denial. It's just not that fun to be undead anymore.
  6. Those who want something to really sink their teeth into should head home on a rainy day, put on some goth anthems and reread the books.
  7. 30
    I've had mosquito bites that were more passionate than this undead, unrequited, and altogether unfun pseudo-romantic riff on Romeo and Juliet.

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  1. WinstonL
    Apr 7, 2009
    10
    Wow, I am impressed. Not only are the characters SUPER HOT, but there were some very suspenseful moments. This is a good transition for the Wow, I am impressed. Not only are the characters SUPER HOT, but there were some very suspenseful moments. This is a good transition for the book to the screen. Expand
  2. SerenityA.
    Nov 29, 2008
    10
    I absolutely love this movie. My favorite was the baseball scene. I don't know why critics think Wall-E is so wonderful when Twilight I absolutely love this movie. My favorite was the baseball scene. I don't know why critics think Wall-E is so wonderful when Twilight deserves the attention. Catherine Hardewick SHINES!!! Expand
  3. notateen
    Apr 2, 2009
    8
    I was surprised. Prior to watching this movie I had heard of the twilight saga, but had never read it. I watched the movie with expectation. I was surprised. Prior to watching this movie I had heard of the twilight saga, but had never read it. I watched the movie with expectation. Some parts of the movie were exceptional, (needed more scenes that Edward and Bella interact) but the scenes where they did were nice. I do believe they casted the role of Edward right on the money, but the role of Bella needed to be rethought. Edward projected the role of a repressed vampire extremely well, but Bella just seemed off the mark, but over all I enjoyed the movie. After watching the movie I decided to try the books, (as I am a reader I am always looking for new material to read) I absolutely loved the books, wish there were more coming, but after reading twilight the book, I so disappointed in the movie. They needed to include so much more in the movie that was in the book, in verse they should have included the treetop scene in the book, that was a highly romantic scene in the movie, and told alot about how Edward and Bella interacted with one another, more interested in conversation then sex, although sexual tension was there, but wanted to know each other at that point was so much more important to them. Over all my experience was good, but please allow it to follow the book more. Just my two cents, thanks for reading. Expand
  4. FranciscoM.
    Jun 14, 2009
    4
    It's definitely entertaining but it's popcorn entertainment. You sit in your couch, you see this movie and 30 minutes later you It's definitely entertaining but it's popcorn entertainment. You sit in your couch, you see this movie and 30 minutes later you won't remember watching this. Expand
  5. Dec 7, 2011
    2
    One of the dullest movies I've ever seen in my life. If only I could take those 122 minutes back. Here are reasons why this movie sucked. 1.One of the dullest movies I've ever seen in my life. If only I could take those 122 minutes back. Here are reasons why this movie sucked. 1. First off, the characters are lifeless. 2. The characters sound like they are reading off paper
    3. Practically remain blank faced throughout most of the movie
    4. No chemistry between the two main characters
    5. Is everybody wearing makeup?
    If you are a Twilight fan, then I feel sorry for you. Please get some help.
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  6. DavidJ
    Apr 28, 2009
    1
    Undoubtedly one of the single worst films ever made. With a thoroughly uninteresting plot and poorly developed characters, this is an insult Undoubtedly one of the single worst films ever made. With a thoroughly uninteresting plot and poorly developed characters, this is an insult to what was actually not a bad book. At least that had some good points. You could go and see this, or you could......well there are too many better thing to list. Expand
  7. MikeR.
    Nov 21, 2008
    0
    It seemed half the audience in the theater had already read the book and had already made up their minds--the rest of us came to mock it. It seemed half the audience in the theater had already read the book and had already made up their minds--the rest of us came to mock it. Between the awful score, makeup, special effects, dialogue and (the worst of all) directing, there was no shortage of opportunities to laugh out loud (and everyone did) during what I assume should have been dramatic sequences. Maybe this will appeal to die-hard fans of the book, but certainly not anyone who appreciates any kind of coherent cinematography or character depth. I can say with a high degree of certainty that we won't see another movie this bad for a very long time. Expand

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