LOVE VS BLOOD
Features Actors:Kristen Stewart,Robert Pattinson,Billy Burke,Cam Gigandet, Peter Facinelli
Running Time:122 Min.
Based on the popular novel by Stephenie Meyer.
Twilight plays out conveniently in the fog-shrouded rural woodlands of the rainy state of Washington, where local vampires can apparently roam free at all hours of the day since the punishing sun rarely shines. Bella (Kristen Stewart) is a moody teen loner who relocates from Mom's home in Arizona to the town of Forks (a particular implement hardly necessary for undead dining), to live with her police officer divorced dad (Billy Burke).
When Bella shows up for her first day at school, she's instantly and mutually attracted to a strangely handsome boy (Robert Pattinson) in a mad crush at first sight encounter. Edward is part of the peculiar, wild-eyed outcast Cullen clan of matriculated sibling foster kids who occupy a separate nook of the school cafeteria, and seem to be shockingly dating each other. Infatuation soon turns to obsession, and eventually Bella figures out that Edward is a descendant of the undead, something that's a whole lot faster to deduce these days what with the Internet, when one can simply google a vampire to out him.
Hope this helps you decide.A must see for any vampire fan, such as in True Blood, or Moonlight,Underworld and the classic, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.This has had mixed reviews from the book VS the movie, so the choice is yours to make if you have already read the book and want to watch it on screen now.Thanks for reading! :)
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Something for everyone.
I loved reading the Twilight novels! & when I heard they were going to make it into a movie, I was excited and bouncing off the walls. I couldn't wait to see the characters come to life. But I had my doubts - What if it doesn't turn out to be like how I had imagined it? What if they skipped a scene that I loved in the novel? And many other concerns that any Twi-hard fan would have. However, when sitting in that cinema with all those screaming girls, my doubts disappeared. The experience was like no other. The atmosphere was tense with anticipation. All the girls only wanted one thing, and that was Robert Pattinson.
Needless to say, I love Robert Pattinson in this movie. He portrays Edward exactly how Stephanie Meyer intended. Brooding and mysterious, yet charming at the same time. He has that intense stare that makes you weak in the knees and that same stare can make you fear him - Like he wants you, though for all the wrong reasons. And Kristen Stewart plays Bella magnificently. She portrays selflessness in a way that is subtle and courageous, which she demonstrate towards the end of the movie.
These two characters have great chemistry in the book and a lot of people say it comes to life in the movie. Though, I would have to disagree. While watching the movie, it felt like their relationship was being fast-forwarded. I wasn't convinced that they loved each other, until the last 5-10 minutes of the movie.
This movie isn't just about the love between mortal and vampire. There are some pretty good action scenes too. There's a bit of flying, acrobatics and killing involved. Nothing too intense that will give you nightmares but just enough action that will make this movie great and worth seeing.
So, if you're a fan of sci-fi or romance, this movie may be a great addition to your DVD collection. And if you're a Twi-hard fan, I don't need to explain why you should have a copy of your own.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
A Vampire Movie for Everyone Including Me.
There has not been a shortage for the craving of the general public to watch vampire movies. Twilight is one of those movies that seem to cater to the teenage and female group. I don't think this is a minus for the film, however, it seems very slow in places and makes you wonder why the director went in certain directions at the times he did. The Indian Wolf Subplot was a little hard to swallow as well.
Bella and Edward, the two characters that fall in love, played by Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson, seem to be perfect for one another. This love brings itself forward and forces the characters to try and deal with the fact that Edward is a vampire and lives with a group of vampires. They all seem to get along with the out-cast human until things get a little hairy but the end turns out to resolve all those issues.
I'll have to give this movie a 4/5 regardless, since it does a few interesting spots and is not overtly grotesque.
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Crash and Burn (if you aren't a fan)
What a wreck of potential. The next biggest teen hit since Harry Potter and they don't just make it bad but it's near intolerable. The soundtrack and score was so wrong in all the ways that discerning a pattern or theme is impossible, in between all the indie pop and wandering mind trails of the music composer and his gymnasium of instruments used. For some reason all the high schoolers in a town of 3,000 seem straight out of somewhere much more urban and larger than that. The ridiculous amount of overacting talentless youth triggers the gag reflex and more annoying than that, no one seems to know how to read lines with honest expression. Since I have seen Stewart play well in other films, I could blame her performance on poor directing.
The 'high contrast/low saturation' film filter is not needed and just makes for a desperate attempt to define what the late 00's movies look like, not to mention it makes so many of the beautiful scenery shots dull and uninteresting. Pattinson, who obviously can't sing, struggles to dismiss his English accent and everything that comes out of his mouth just ends up sounding like he has a canary down his throat. Throughout the whole thing it was filmed in such a way that if I hadn't read the book prior I would have no idea what's going on with the characters or back story. Even though much of the lines were taken verbatim, that doesn't account for why so many attributes of the original story were altered great enough as to change the overall effect itself. Bella is written as a plain girl and although I agree that Kristen Stewart matches that description, here they have her more dolled up and seemingly attractive than the Cullens, who aren't much to look at on screen.
The last 30 minutes of the film were immensely better than all the decent scenes prior combined, but it won't save the sinking ship that led us there.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Different from the book
I bought this because I was curious. Would it live up to the book? Would it be better...worse...divert from it wildly? Would it be as sexy...as scary...as funny as the book? Yes, to all of the above. The movie is not the book played out on the screen, but it does contain some of the best of the books' dialogue, and it does stay true to the overall feeling of the book. I know it's hard to adapt a long book to a movie, but Twilight does a fair job of it. Kristen Stewart is a fair actress, but she never smiles, not once, in the entire movie. I just don't get it...she meets this gorgeous, sexy, scary-as-hell young man and can't find a reason to smile. And sometimes her voice sounds like she's a forty year old smoker. Ms.Stewart does smoke in real life, but eighteen is awfully young to sound so old. I also wish she wouldn't mumble when she talks.
Now, on to the vampire...Rob Pattinson plays Edward with style; he's sensual, silly, tortured, frightening, strange, and goofy. He's polite, charming, old-fashioned...He's the kind of boy you can take home to meet the folks...and he's goofy. That's all part of his charm.
Mr.Pattinson is British, in real life, and he does a great job speaking with a Chicagoans' accent. He is terribly easy on the eyes, and the way he is lighted and filmed in some scenes can literally take your breath away.
I have one complaint; some of the vampire makeup was horrid. Too white, too powdery, too much red lipstick...on the men. Ew. They're supposed to be pale and bloodless, sure, but they're not supposed to look like they need to be embalmed and buried. Ms.Stewarts makeup wasn't much better; she looked like she was ill.
The action scenes are really very good throughout the movie, and the soundtrack is different and kinda catchy. I love the Paramore and Linkin Park songs at the ending credits, and the Black Ghosts' haunting song at the start of the movie. Thumbs up.
Overall, it is different from the book, but that's not a bad thing...It's just different. I enjoyed this movie enough that I'm looking forward to the next one, New Moon, where the sweet and handsome Jacob(hopefully)gets a chance to shine..