Twilight is a captivating love story/fantasy that encompasses the audience and leaves us longing for our own Bella and Edward, the main characters.
When Bella Swan moves to Forks, Wash. to live with her dad, she meets a strange boy named Edward Cullen, who she soon learns is a vampire. The two engage in a dangerous and irrevocable romance as Edward is put to the test of whether he wants to love her, or kill her.
As a fan of the book series, I thought Edward’s character was played perfectly by Robert Pattinson who gives that indescribably gentle yet scary portrayal that can only be Edward Cullen.
When it comes to the vampire debate, the question on most girl’s mind is sexy or not sexy?
Although Twilight only feeds into the weird fancy most girls have about vampires, Edward Cullen, the statuesque main character, is really more pretty than sexy. Twilight indulges this desire and girls swoon when Edward says things such “you are my life now.”
Pattinson’s new-found fame has left teenage girls everywhere worshipping him like a boy band. And I don’t think his hearing will ever be the same again after being greeted by loud shrills everywhere he goes. The fame is understandable for a character who is arguably the perfect man (the word man being used loosely).
Kristen Stewart stars opposite as the klutzy girl who captures his heart. I imagined Bella’s character in the book a little differently. Stewart brought insecurity to her that wasn’t so true to the book’s character of a girl who can stand up to a vampire. Her sense of her co-star was spot on though.
The two actors develop great chemistry as the story goes on, but at first they’re a little awkward together. They make up for it in the end when the audience becomes so involved in their situation that we feel like vampires really do exist and that they can fall in love with humans.
For those of you vampire purists who say a vampire could never fall in love with a human, this story really does bring a refreshing twist. Give it a chance before judging it too harshly.
The directing did great justice to the book, and the audience was taken in by the whimsical world of the two falling in love. The music also added to the overall feel of the film and made it more of an experience. Although some parts were different than the book, the screenplay adapted well.
This can rightfully be called a chick-flick, but there are some action scenes to hold the guys over if they’ve been dragged to the movie by their girlfriends. The action scenes are a little sub-par compared to other movies whose main genre is action. But for this film, that’s okay. It wasn’t meant to be an action flick. And men and women alike can appreciate such devotion the two characters have for each other.
When Stephanie Meyer set out to write a book, she wanted to write a love story and she ended up with a new twist on a timeless theme that was even more indulging on the screen. Bring on the sequel!