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High school romance is difficult enough to navigate when both people are human. But for 17-year-old Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart, INTO THE WILD) and Edward Cullen (Robert Patti...Read more
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LOVE VS BLOOD
Features Actors:Kristen Stewart,Robert Pattinson,Billy Burke,Cam Gigandet, Peter Facinelli
Running Time:122 Min.
Rating:PG-13

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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...Read more

Twilight (DVD, 2009, Limited Retail Exclusive)

Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson|Theatrical release: 2008 | Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
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High school romance is difficult enough to navigate when both people are human. But for 17-year-old Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart, INTO THE WILD) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE), Edward's life as a vampire complicates things even more. At first, when Bella moves from sunny Phoenix to the rainiest corner of Washington State, she isn't sure where she fits in at her new high school. Then she meets Edward, an ethereal beauty of a boy whose unnatural speed and strength lead Bella to the conclusion that her new crush is one of the undead. Suddenly, Bella's boring life is transformed; she's surrounded by love and danger in equal parts, thanks to the hunger of Edward and others of his kind. TWILIGHT is based on the first book in the addictive series by author Stephenie Meyer. Director Catherine Hardwicke (THIRTEEN) certainly knows her audience, which is primarily the teenage girls who worship the book and its characters. There are plenty of swoonworthy shots of Pattinson's perfectly pale Edward, and his romance with Stewart's nicely acted Bella will cause many a sigh among the devoted fans. While TWILIGHT is primarily a love story in the ROMEO AND JULIET mold, there's also plenty of action and horror to be found. Blood flows (this is a vampire movie, after all), but the small amount of gore shouldn't be too much for the squeamish viewers--and it might even draw a boy or two to the screen. The film's record-breaking box office take alone is proof that the film's appeal isn't limited to screaming teen girls.

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  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
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"The film succeeds...because it treats high school emotions with unwavering, uncompromising seriousness."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (11/21/2008)

"[A] cloudburst mood piece filled with stormy skies, rippling hormones, and understated visual effects....Hardwicke stirs this teen pulp to a pleasing simmer." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (11/28/2008)

"Props to Kristin Stewart, 18, and Robert Pattinson, 22, for playing this uncool-girl-meets-undead-boy with genuine romantic ardor. They're both terrific."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (12/11/2008)

"The movie is lush and beautiful, and the actors are well-chosen....TWILIGHT will mesmerize its target audience..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (11/19/2008)

4 stars out of 5 -- "[The backdrop] is truly breathtaking....The lead performance too is strong....Despite the presence of vampires, TWILIGHT is a romance, not a horror..."
Empire - Will Lawrence (01/01/2009)

3 stars out of 5 -- "Based on the first in the colossally popular series of novels by Stephanie Meyer, TWILIGHT is an unbridled fantasy for adolescent girls..."
Total Film - Ken McIntyre (01/01/2009)

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LOVE VS BLOOD

Created: 23/03/09
Features Actors:Kristen Stewart,Robert Pattinson,Billy Burke,Cam Gigandet, Peter Facinelli
Running Time:122 Min.
Rating:PG-13

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! :)
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Crash and Burn (if you aren't a fan)

Created: 02/06/09
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.
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A Vampire Movie for Everyone.

Created: 14/04/09
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.

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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Best Romantic Movie in a Long Time!

Created: 18/12/09
Do not be fooled by the title. Twilight is not your typical vampire picture.
There's not the traditional blood and gore that one would expect. Instead, you will encounter a sweet love story. There are also so many undertones to the movie. It is about the choices we make. Good and evil. Whether we choose to look at the glass half full or half empty. Trust, friendship and unconditional love. It reminds us that no matter what one may encounter in life, how we choose to live our lives is what defines us. This is what makes us who we are. Who we are is not defined by what we are (or are not), how much money we have or what kind of clothes we wear.

This movie is SO inspirational on many levels. I truly believe this is why the movie is so popular with adults and teens alike. Everyone can relate to the basic core elements of the movie (love, jealousy, trust, insecurities and even humor). The way the characters are portrayed slowly and carefully makes the audience want to care about them and what happens next.

The special effects are great; very realistic. I love the baseball scene and when Edwin takes Bella to his special place.

If you decide to buy this movie, you will not regret it. :)
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TRUE Love Prevails.....

Created: 01/04/11
There is always going to be the LOVE IT or HATE IT review. When the books first came out and it was all the rage, I admit it, I rolled my eyes and said ohhhh god. Another vampire saga. Me? I love anything vampires. Movies, books, articles, etc. But after awhile, the plot tends to all be the same. Some have a little more of a twist than others and others just plain suck and I admit I thought this was going to be just that.
Thru a friend of friend of a friend and a simple curiosity of my own, I bought the books. I fell in love instantly. I'm in my 30's, & thought well, this isn't going to be for me, but wow, the characters grew on me and as I said, love at first read. Then I heard there was going to be a movie. OMG! My mouth was watering and I got tickets asap like a crazed lovesick teenager.
The books are way better than the movie of course, but that tends to be the case with most books that are made into movies.
The movie is nonetheless just as good though. I think I've seen it like 25 times and know it by heart. Out of all 3, Twilight is my fav. I wasn't a big fan of Jacob either, but to each their own.
One of the best features that is completely out of the ordinary is the fact that these vampires don't have the typical fangs, there isn't hardly any blood and all the characters fit perfectly for their parts. You can just feel the love between Edward & Bella. Seriously. It doesn't matter if your still in your teens or in your 30s, 40s, or beyond. True love prevails in this movie & years from now, this will become a classic vampire love story. I love the music & half way thru the movie there is some beautiful piano. Its very moving and touching.
There are people I know that would never in a million years rent or buy this movie. Some of my friends have laughed at me. Until....a few weeks later and say Hey, I watched that Twilight movie. I don't know what the heck I was thinking when I rented it but...you know....it was really good. I just smile & walk away.
If your looking for blood & vampire lust & killings & crazed lunatics creeping in the night, this is NOT your movie.
This is quite........a beautiful love story. Enjoy!!
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