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Twilight

When you can live forever,
what do you live for
?

2008

 

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The Movie

Bella Swan is intrigued by the cold, cool Edward Cullen - more so when he saves her life by moving 20 yards in microseconds to stop a moving vehicle from killing her.Yes, Edward is a vampire, amember of a coven who have forewarn human blood and chosen to live among human beings. The fascination is mutual, leading to immediate wide ranging consequences, with Bella's life pretty much constantly in danger.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Written by Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay)
Story by Stephenie Meyer

Released 19 December 2008

Cast:
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Sarah Clarke as Renée
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
Matt Bushell as Phil
Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
Gil Birmingham as Billy Black
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
Gregory Tyree Boyce as Tyler
Justin Chon as Eric Yorkie
Michael Welch as Mike Newton
Anna Kendrick as Jessica
Christian Serratos as Angela
Nikki Reed as Rosalie
Kellan Lutz as Emmet Cullen
Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen

Review

Based on Stephanie Meyer's best selling novel, this movie has also been very successful. Indeed, as a teen romance movie, it would probably score a full five stars; but as a vampire movie, it is not quite so hot.

First, vampires unnecessarily, almost for the sheer contrariness of it, are abletolive, even 'glow' in sunlight. This means that for all practical purposes,they are invulnerable. This raises the obvious question of why they bother to live so humbly. Second, all the vampires have a special gift; seeing the future, reading minds, completeing sudoku at lightening speed, etc.

All this disracts from the story, which may be just as well, as it's a pretty boring love story, with endless misunderstandings that all could have been avoided by the leading characters being honest with each other.

The movie smooths over some of the sophistication of the book, leaving the audience over dependant on the herat throb leading character, and frankly unbelievable plot twists.

 

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