This movie was really a gift (by robertallenandersonjr)
Twilight was one of the best movies I have ever seen. The romance in this movie was like no other romantic movies out. It was so original and well directed. The visuals went along with the movie great. I thought the title for the movie was great. I think the visuals made sense with a lot of the scenes. It did have a few sad moments and then very intense moments. The movie was very long but did not drag on at all. It was very entertaining and will definitely keep you awake and your eyes glued. The acting was very good but cheesy at very few scenes. I think the acting was meant to be cheesy at <more>
some of the scenes. The story was amazing and very original. The vampire falling in love with a human was a great plot to begin with. Their was more to the story then just that though. The movie wasn't only serious it also had quite a bit of humor in it as well. I would say definitely go see this movie and bring a date. One more last thing to add to this amazing movie is that their was really good music.
Totally worth the cost of the ticket. (by mareserenitatis)
As an avid fan of the Twilight saga, I was very nervous about the film adaptation of my favorite story about a girl and her vampire love, but the cast and crew of this movie did an absolutely amazing job. I don't think I ever could have anticipated a better, more loyal portrayal. I'm not going to say that the movie is a perfect adaptation of the book, because it's not. There are differences between the two, but I think that those differences are what makes the movie so amazing. The movie would have been incredibly boring if every aspect of the book had been translated to the <more>
screen. On the other hand, if some of the material that was added to the movie to enhance the story had also been in the book, I think it actually would have been more of a distraction. The side story of the evil vampires is crucial to the flow of the movie, but had no place in the book. I commend Melissa Rosenberg and Catherine Hardwicke for bringing the book to the screen in such a loyal fashion, and I have great admiration for the actors for portraying these much beloved characters in such a way that I can't wait for my next chance to see the movie. Above all, I think that Stephenie Meyers' amazing story has now been proved to be able to translate to a variety of mediums.
OK, so I never read the books but have heard a lot about it. I myself am a huge fan of vampire based stories. When I was little Interview with a Vampire was my favorite movies! yes I saw it when I was like in 4th grade and really that was more of an adult movie but I grew up with movies part of why I'm studying film That's what started my obsession with vampires at a young age, then when I was in 5th grade in 1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out the show not the movie never saw that till after I'd been watching the show for a few years and yea not that good I was so addicted <more>
and became my first real fandom and first time having an obsession with a show.After Buffy I've loved most other vampire movies for the most part and then when Moonlight came on I LOVED that show so much! So mad they canceled it and now there is True Blood which well I'm not really a fan of I've been watching it and it's not that I don't like it I just don't know if I like it yet, it hasn't hooked me.So hearing all this stuff about Twilight from people who had been reading the books I was excited and finally when a trailer came out I couldn't wait to see it, so I looked it up on youtube and umm yea it did nothing for me. The trailer made me not even want to see the movie it just looked like some stupid little teeny booper movie that deals with some vampire stuff in it. Though I was still left intrigued by all I heard so tonight my boyfriend, his sister and me went to see the midnight showing and WOW was I surprised!!!! None of us have read the book but we all loved it!! My boyfriend for being a guy loved it even though it was very romantic and I was gonna say sappy but really I didn't find it sappy or corny. My boyfriend's sister got out of a four year relationship awhile ago and has been one of those "I hate love and romantic things" person, but she loved the movie! When we got out of the movie tonight she said how she doesn't like stuff about love anymore but the romance in this movie was just too beautiful not to love it and it was her favorite movie! And really I thought that this movie was one of the most romantic movies I've seen of all times! Just the chemistry between Kristen and Robert is just so beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen chemistry that great which isn't saying that I haven't thought other two actors had great chemistry before but there was just something magical about them that brought it up to a whole new level.Sure, the film may not be perfect and I can't really judge it based on the books but for what it's worth it is one of the best love stories!
Just trying to enjoy the movie for what it is. (by cligutan)
Don't spend your time comparing it to the book. If you just sit there comparing the book and the movie, you'll take the fun out of the movie itself. If you are a book reader, reading Midnight Sun really helps understand Edward's reactions and such. This is the best movie I've seen that has stayed the closest to the book as much as it could. I do understand why they made a few changes to please some of the moviegoers who haven't read the book. It ties things in a different but acceptable way. I loved how they interpreted the book. I understand that it was a teen movie so of <more>
course there was a little cheesiness at times. But hey, the book is geared towards a teen audiences regardless of the wide age range that actually reads it. I think Summit did a good job and should make New Moon.
Very Much Worth It, But Don't Compare it. (by WBlover13)
I LOVE Twilight very much and i will admit i had high expectations going into the movie and i don't think it disappointed. I got to see it twice tonight and during the first time i will admit i was searching for what was and wasn't in the book but the second time around i just sat back and watched and it was REALLY good. Compareing it to the book is unfair and to go in thinking you are going to see word for word scene for scene of the book exactly how you imagined it in your mind is really stupid in my opinion. Just go in with the mind set that you are just going to see a movie that <more>
looked good in the trailers and you should be good. don't compare. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have extremely intense chemistry together and even if you are not Team Edward you can't help but root for them.Each other character although they had small parts were all very good as well and the movie has a sense of humor about it that i really enjoyed. All in all i give it a 9 out of 10.
Pure Magic...for a non-Twilighter anyway! (by mamamia126)
I don't see what all the whining is about...speaking from the perspective of a "non-Twilighter", I was so highly impressed by the film that I bought the book today. See, I randomly won four passes to go to a pre-screening party of the movie on accident, and I almost sold all of my tickets. Luckily, I didn't because by the end of the movie, you would have thought I was Twilight's biggest fan.First of all, I thought Robert Pattinson did a commendable job as Edward Cullen. I started reading the book today and as I read Stephanie Beyer's words that introduced his <more>
character to the story, I realized this. Sure the real Robert is a bit scruffy in real life, but he groomed up nicely for this role! He had the certain eeriness and mystery of Edward and he SURE look GORGEOUSLY AMAZING! His eyes weren't "dead" to me---they enhanced that element of eeriness and mystery, if you ask me. And for the audience---gosh---it was like each and every person in the theater fell in love with him as his eyes glistened on the screen.I don't believe Kristen Stewart looked "boring" or "unemotional" in the movie. It was more like a certain vulnerability or naiveté that she brought to her role, and I thought it worked well.The two had amazing chemistry in my opinion.The story moved a bit quickly, but that's about the only complaint I have. Oh yeah...and that Jacob guy...his teeth were SO unrealistically light I almost got blinded. He was also a nice addition to the cast.I also thought the lighting, which was dark and made everyday seem like there was thunderstorm outside was suitable for the theme of the film. I heard people complain about that.Anyway, that's what I felt about the film. It was well done and if you're not a Twilight fan...TRUST ME when I say you will be after the movie. I went in with an "Ughh...a VAMPIRE movie...are you serious?" attitude but was left with the greatest feeling of awe and amazement.
Great movie if you've read the books (by allielovesfood)
I saw Twilight last night at an early showing and really had no idea what to expect. I am a fan of the books but I am also aware of their teeny-bopper appeal. I am not so in love with the series that I was going to be angry when the movie strayed from the books, but I found no REAL errors. The one thing that bothered me was that Edward wore a t-shirt to school and was sitting right in the window on a BRIGHT overcast day. This would never happen. Also, Edward's car is a Volvo hatchback... which it shouldn't be. Another thing that seemed odd to me was that Bella has no real reaction to <more>
Edward being a vampire.Anyways... I felt that Catherine Hardwicke added a certain humor to the film- the audience laughed out loud very often. I was pleasantly surprised with Kristen Stewart- I was expecting to be completely disappointed by her portrayal of Bella. I felt that all of the Cullens were cast very well. I especially enjoyed Robert Pattinson of course and Esme. I also felt the cinematography captured the beauty of the Pacific Northwest very well it is where I grew up and live currently .The one complaint I have about the film is that Edward and Bella seem to RUSH into a relationship. There is no build up to it. I felt that if a person had not read the books they would not understand how all of the sudden these two young people are so completely in love. The beginning of the movie also seems pretty choppy but it's nothing too serious. I also found myself laughing out loud when Jacob explains the legend to Bella and the movie cuts back to the members of the tribe confronting the Cullens in the forest decades earlier. It was hilarious and I'm sure it wasn't meant to be.I particularly enjoyed the baseball scene as well as the scene in which Edward sneaks into Bella's room ! . The thing about the movie that bothered me the most was the soundtrack. The lullaby was nothing special they really had an opportunity to make the song beautiful and the emo/indie music all throughout the movie made everything seem TOO serious at certain points and NOT serious enough at others. The music for me at least distracted me instead of enhanced the experience.Overall, however, I really enjoyed and loved the movie. I liked that there were parts you could laugh at. Edward and Bella also had excellent chemistry and Robert Pattinson did an amazing job of giving Edward that "outsider" quality. I think the movie was very entertaining and also set up very well for New Moon.
The movie was good but not as good as the book which I completely expected. It felt a bit rushed and it left a lot out, but I understand how hard it is to squeeze 500 plus pages in to a two hour movie.The movie really didn't touch on any of the supporting characters, which was a disappointment since some of those characters are my favorites and make up a big part of the books. I think all the actors did a great job, but it would have been nice to see more of the Cullen family and the "human" friends.I like the look and feel of the movie. It had a kind of cold gloomy look. The <more>
locations were beautiful, but I am from the Pacific Northwest and I am slightly biased to the lush green landscapes here. I enjoyed the movie, but as with all book adaptations I was hoping for much more.
Obsessed with Isabella Swan...... (by krips-from-iit-kgp)
This is for all, those who did not read the book, and those who apprehend the talent of Kristen Stewart.........First time when I saw the movie, I had no idea that it is based on some famous book. I saw it as one of my friend asked me to do so. I don't know if the book was better or not, but I swear, I did find the movie perfect. And by the way, how can you compare, from every point, a movie with a book? The beginning was fantastic. The first half will completely get you on the character and plot. I never saw such a brilliant use of songs in a movie before. The track 'The full <more>
moon' by The Black Ghost, which opens the movie will do get you interested about the new journey of the Bella. No parts of the movie will make you feel that anything is shown in extreme. But, as the movie had a very simple story, it could not go critical perhaps that was a plus point and ended predictably.I don't know why I watched this movie many many times.12/10 in acting! The role of Isabella and Edward played by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson is priceless.Isabella Swan is little insecure, clumsy and introvert in nature. She always has complex thing going in her mind. All these things shown by Kristen is so perfect. The acting was so deep that it can get you obsessed with Bella. I think this is the height of acting: to make someone to have a crush and obsession with a character. Kristen, now in 19, has already shown her talent. No other actress have got such stardom in this young age. I think that one day she will be considered as one of the best actress in the history of Hollywood, and I know, that day is not very far.