Twilight film review
by Karl Walderman. Published Wed 21 Jan 2009 17:17
Don't expect Bram Stoker and you won't be disappointed.
Twilight has brought with it a curse of reviews accusing the movie of 'Having no bite' and 'Blood suckingly bad' but you need to take it for what it is.
A TEEN love story with a twist.
Lets face it, the film doesn't come close to the cult vampire 80's classic 'Lost Boys' but then again it doesn't try to.
Twilight is aimed at the slightly older Harry Potter fan who wants to stick to the magical make-believe formula but in a cooler way.
The film focuses around a pair of teenagers who fall in love only for the strapping hunk to turn out to be a vampire.
Bella Swan played by Kristen Stewart, is the new girl at school who doesn't quite fit in with other girls after moving to the rainy little town of Forks, Washington.
She meets the mysterious and sickeningly handsome Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and is soon hooked on his intelligent but very mysterious charms.
The couple soon become swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance after Edward stops a moving car with his bare hands from hitting his new love.
Struggling to resist the urge to bite his long awaited soulmate Edward and his family have to fight to protect Bella from a trio of ruthless bloodsuckers intent on devouring her.
Adapted from Stephanie Meyer's successful novels about the tortured romance between a vampire and a mortal girl the film is spot on for fans to get their teeth into.
British actor Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, have joined the league of teen pin ups alongside Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus.
Pattinson,22 is best-known for his role as the ill-fated Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter and the Brit hunk seemed to have had the moody vampiric role written for him and will no doubt be in serious Hollywood demand, much to the delight of teenage girls everywhere.
To give credit where its due, Stewart had a much more difficult task of making her role as a supernatural lover believable but she holds her own as the pretty damsel in distress and looks natural as a quirky school girl.
The film keeps cutting to a Native American called Jacob, and toys with the idea he could be a werewolf that is destined to rival Edward for Bella's heart.
With a script already written, and Pattinson and Stewart already signed up for the next instalment, the tales of the star-crossed lovers look set to continue on-screen for the foreseeable future, much to the delight of teenage fans around the world.
RUMOUR - High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens has signed up for the role of a sexy werewolf named Leah Clearwater in the sequel, titled 'New Moon.'
Put the film in the same bracket as: Harry Potter (the 4th and 5th ones) A PG version of Queen of the Damned and Any American high school Rom Coms.
Rating: Not a bad teen flick 7 out of 10