Twilight Movie Reviews

It’s got the potential to be the biggest thing to hit the multiplexes since a certain British kid and his flying broom. It’s “Twilight”, the teen vampire movie that has been sold out across the land for weeks now ahead of its Friday opening. Yes, that means it’s opening today, and chances are if you have a literate teenage daughter and you notice she’s suddenly missing and hasn’t been seen from for a few hours now, it just means she’s either camping out at your local theaters, or she’s constantly buying tickets to see “Twilight” over and over again cause gosh darn it Edward is just that hot. If this thing doesn’t make a mint at the box office this weekend, color me surprise and call me Sally.

The Twilighters will definitely be seeing it, but what about the critics? It’s not looking good for the old farts. As of this writing, Rotten Tomatoes currently has the film listed at a meager 44% freshness rating. Let’s take a look at what the blokes who get paid to write this stuff has to say, shall we?

Note to “Twilight” fans: I am not the ones saying these things about your movie, it’s these other guys, so please direct all hate mail to them. Thank you much.

How can you start a critic roundtable without starting with the fat man himself? Here’s Roger Ebert, who didn’t exactly like the film, but seems to “get” enough of it to give it a pass:

“Twilight” will mesmerize its target audience, 16-year-old girls and their grandmothers. Their mothers know all too much about boys like this. I saw it at a sneak preview. Last time I saw a movie in that same theater, the audience welcomed it as an opportunity to catch up on gossip, texting, and laughing at private jokes. This time the audience was rapt with attention. Sometimes a soft chuckle, as when the principal Indian boy has well-developed incisors. Sometimes a soft sigh. Afterwards, I eavesdropped on some conversations. A few were saying, “He’s so hot!” More floated in a sweet dreaminess. Edward seemed to stir their surrender instincts.

Owen Gleiberman at EW gets it, too:

For girls, the intense, ego-stroking appeal of Meyer’s novel was the way that Bella becomes this undead Byronic stud’s soul mate without quite knowing why she’s worthy. She’s a Kewl Generation damsel waiting to be rescued from her jaded heart. Stewart is an ideal casting choice — she conveys Bella’s detachment, as well as her need to bust through it. And getting Catherine Hardwicke to direct Twilight was a shrewd move, because the youthquake specialist of Thirteen treats teen confusion without a trace of condescension: She gets their grand passions and prickly defense mechanisms.

Justin Chang at Variety, on the other hand, not so much:

But even with angsty rock songs, lurching camerawork and emo-ish voiceover at her disposal, Hardwicke can’t get inside the head of her young protagonist, Isabella “Bella” Swan (Kristen Stewart); consequently, Bella’s decision to get hot and heavy with a hot-and-hungry vampire, far from seeming like an act of mad, transgressive passion, comes across as merely stupid and ill-considered. The result is a supernatural romance in which the supernatural and romantic elements feel rushed, unformed and insufficiently motivated, leaving audiences with little to do but shrug and focus on the eye-candy.

Chang’s crosstown rival, Kirk Honeycutt at THR, apparently bears a grudge against camping … and “Twilight”:

Operas have arias; “Twilight” has stares. Nothing in Melissa Rosenberg’s fairly intelligent screenplay suggests the need for this much ornate direction. Nor should her two actors, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, be condemned to performances that will have girls’ dates screaming with laughter. When left to their own devices, these are sensitive young actors who more than deliver the complexities of two people in love who must surmount formidable barriers.

Well-respected net critic James Berardinelli didn’t get most of it, too, but that seemed to be okay with him:

Twilight isn’t an especially good movie, but neither is it an abomination. At times, the dialogue is laugh-aloud bad – almost to the point of being hilarious – and some of the acting is reminiscent of what we saw taking center stage in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy. The pace is uneven, there are an abundance of secondary characters who serve no real purpose (presumably, their existence will have a point in future installments), and there are a few scenes that drag on too long. Nevertheless, as the momentum builds and the romantic melodrama soars to a crescendo, it’s hard not to be entertained – at least a little bit – by what’s transpiring. This is a Harlequin romance by way of Dark Shadows. If it was a little better made and more tightly plotted, it might satisfy the requirements of a guilty pleasure.

And just for laughs, here’s Peter Hartlaub at SF Gate with the review blurb of the day:

One more small note, which is very important for the future of our economy: Several characters in this film have George Michael’s gravity-defying bird’s-nest hair from the Wham “Make It Big” sessions, which looks only slightly less ridiculous now than it did in 1984. Invest any spare cash you have in companies that deal in hair gel. I have a feeling this film is going to be huge.

And there you have it, what the critics who get paid for this stuff have to say. But what do YOU have to say?

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  • Aya

    I love Twilight, but I didn’t think the movie did it any justice whatesoever. It went too fast. :/

  • GiGI

    I was one of the many who went to see Twilight at midnight. What a huge disappointment. After the movie ended I wanted my money back and the two hours of sleep I missed. The movie was disjointed to say the least. It was evident that they did not have a large budget and that good actors were hard to find. If you never read the series and saw the movie you would walk out of the theater confused and asking “why the hype”. If you did read the series, you walked out disappointed and asking “what was that?!” Is that it? Is that what I was waiting months to see! Here’s the deal. The beginning of the movie was seriously rushed. They took different parts from the Twilight book and created scenes… not a movie. It didn’t matter where those scenes where in the film as long as it got in. The order of the events as they took place in the book obviously wasn’t important to the director. It’s like they wanted to cram everything from the book into the movie but didn’t care about the films flow from one scene to the next. In truth, there were many scenes that should have been left on the cutting room floor. These scenes were just made up and didn’t add anything to the story line; not that there was an actual story line. What a mess! This film looks like it was created by a first year student film maker.
    The acting in this movie was awful. It was more like watching a high school play rather than a motion picture film. I really expected better acting skills from both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Actually Robert Pattinson wasn’t that bad, but the movie was so bad it transferred to him. Their performance was mediocre at best in some scenes and in others it was down right bad. As for their co-stars, I pray they have other aspiration outside of the world of acting. The background music in this movie sounded like the music you hear on your favorite afternoon soap opera. Listen, I love the Twilight books. True, they are not great literary works, C+ at best, but what made the books so popular was the story itself. It brought you back to a time when you got your first kiss, the first time you fell in love and the feeling that you couldn’t breath or your day couldn’t start until you saw that one person; the love of your life. The Twilight movie totally failed to capture the essence of the book; the reason fans love the series. It failed to do what the book did, get the audience to relive the feeling of falling in love for the 1st time. If it wasn’t for Robert Pattinson’s good looks the film would have been unbearable. They need not make another “film”. And for those who think Twilight is the new Harry Potter. Please! The Twilight movie has nothing on Harry Potter films. Harry Potter films have good writers, a great director, action and a fluid flow of events and coherency. Twilight was lacking in all areas.

  • GiGI

    I was one of the many who went to see Twilight at midnight. What a huge disappointment. After the movie ended I wanted my money back and the two hours of sleep I missed. The movie was disjointed to say the least. It was evident that they did not have a large budget and that good actors were hard to find. If you never read the series and saw the movie you would walk out of the theater confused and asking “why the hype”. If you did read the series, you walked out disappointed and asking “what was that?!” Is that it? Is that what I was waiting months to see! Here’s the deal. The beginning of the movie was seriously rushed. They took different parts from the Twilight book and created scenes… not a movie. It didn’t matter where those scenes where in the film as long as it got in. The order of the events as they took place in the book obviously wasn’t important to the director. It’s like they wanted to cram everything from the book into the movie but didn’t care about the films flow from one scene to the next. In truth, there were many scenes that should have been left on the cutting room floor. These scenes were just made up and didn’t add anything to the story line; not that there was an actual story line. What a mess! This film looks like it was created by a first year student film maker.
    The acting in this movie was awful. It was more like watching a high school play rather than a motion picture film. I really expected better acting skills from both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Actually Robert Pattinson wasn’t that bad, but the movie was so bad it transferred to him. Their performance was mediocre at best in some scenes and in others it was down right bad. As for their co-stars, I pray they have other aspiration outside of the world of acting. The background music in this movie sounded like the music you hear on your favorite afternoon soap opera. Listen, I love the Twilight books. True, they are not great literary works, C+ at best, but what made the books so popular was the story itself. It brought you back to a time when you got your first kiss, the first time you fell in love and the feeling that you couldn’t breath or your day couldn’t start until you saw that one person; the love of your life. The Twilight movie totally failed to capture the essence of the book; the reason fans love the series. It failed to do what the book did, get the audience to relive the feeling of falling in love for the 1st time. If it wasn’t for Robert Pattinson’s good looks the film would have been unbearable. They need not make another “film”. And for those who think Twilight is the new Harry Potter. Please! The Twilight movie has nothing on Harry Potter films. Harry Potter films have good writers, a great director, action and a fluid flow of events and coherency. Twilight was lacking in all areas.

    • Tyler

      Wow thats amazing. I completely understand everything you say. But what you have to realize is that this is Twilight the MOVIE, not Twilight the BOOK. Haven’t you seen behind the scenes footage? Stephanie Meyer was there most of the time and approved of everything! After getting to frustrated in my seat with the lack of flow of the book, I told myself “Ok I’m separating the book from the movie” and that was that. Twilight as a film WAS, and IS BEAUTIFUL! But yes, the BOOKS captivate me and the movie has nothing on the books. New Moons production will begin shortly after Robert, Taylor, and Kristen finish their tours. Eclipse, and then Breaking Dawn afterward. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone wasn’t so good for the first book, and look at them all now, at the fifth BOOK! I see where your coming from, it makes 100% sense to me, but please understand that it’s Twilight the MOVIE, not Twilight the book (though that would’ve been better)
      Twilight FOREVER <3

    • Tyler

      Wow thats amazing. I completely understand everything you say. But what you have to realize is that this is Twilight the MOVIE, not Twilight the BOOK. Haven’t you seen behind the scenes footage? Stephanie Meyer was there most of the time and approved of everything! After getting to frustrated in my seat with the lack of flow of the book, I told myself “Ok I’m separating the book from the movie” and that was that. Twilight as a film WAS, and IS BEAUTIFUL! But yes, the BOOKS captivate me and the movie has nothing on the books. New Moons production will begin shortly after Robert, Taylor, and Kristen finish their tours. Eclipse, and then Breaking Dawn afterward. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone wasn’t so good for the first book, and look at them all now, at the fifth BOOK! I see where your coming from, it makes 100% sense to me, but please understand that it’s Twilight the MOVIE, not Twilight the book (though that would’ve been better)
      Twilight FOREVER <3

    • Carmen

      Couldn’t agree with you more.

    • Carmen

      Couldn’t agree with you more.

    • Kim

      I absolutely agree with you – the acting was horrible! I also believe that they could have done a better job in casting the movie. The music was horendous. It had such potential to be a great film – it unfortunately will still be a big money maker, which in turn will mean more movies of the same quality. Books 1, 2, and 3 were great…still wondering about book 4. The movie did not flow together well. You would be better off picking up book 1 and reading it again – don’t waste your time on the movie.

    • Kim

      I absolutely agree with you – the acting was horrible! I also believe that they could have done a better job in casting the movie. The music was horendous. It had such potential to be a great film – it unfortunately will still be a big money maker, which in turn will mean more movies of the same quality. Books 1, 2, and 3 were great…still wondering about book 4. The movie did not flow together well. You would be better off picking up book 1 and reading it again – don’t waste your time on the movie.

    • http://harryandhermione.org/ Sandra

      I couldn’t agree with you more. You have taken the words right out of my mouth. The audience applauded and cheered a lot more when the Harry Potter trailer came on than when the movie ended. People were unsure if they should clap their hands or not. These fanatic girls who love the books are so blinded by Pattison’s handsomeness and the story of the book that they couldn’t see how awful the movie really was.

    • http://harryandhermione.org/ Sandra

      I couldn’t agree with you more. You have taken the words right out of my mouth. The audience applauded and cheered a lot more when the Harry Potter trailer came on than when the movie ended. People were unsure if they should clap their hands or not. These fanatic girls who love the books are so blinded by Pattison’s handsomeness and the story of the book that they couldn’t see how awful the movie really was.

      • Megan

        wow i completely agree with everything you said. i mean, the movie was OOOOOOOOkay…. but it certainly wasn’t up to par. definitely better off reading the book and being able to delve into the characters’ feelings rather than being thrown into a messy plot with random mood swings :)

      • Megan

        wow i completely agree with everything you said. i mean, the movie was OOOOOOOOkay…. but it certainly wasn’t up to par. definitely better off reading the book and being able to delve into the characters’ feelings rather than being thrown into a messy plot with random mood swings :)

      • Regina

        too much expectation thats the correct word to describe….i think fare and square the movie made a point. Critism is also good for them to make it better on the next two movies. It is indeed an understatement books and movie are a different thing, cannot be compared. Robert looks good and technically hot. I watch the movie 7th times already and again, i am indeed satisfied. We are two different person we cannot compare what one’s gravity of satisfaction. To all haters of twilight well goodluck to you…

      • Regina

        too much expectation thats the correct word to describe….i think fare and square the movie made a point. Critism is also good for them to make it better on the next two movies. It is indeed an understatement books and movie are a different thing, cannot be compared. Robert looks good and technically hot. I watch the movie 7th times already and again, i am indeed satisfied. We are two different person we cannot compare what one’s gravity of satisfaction. To all haters of twilight well goodluck to you…

    • Melissa

      I loved the books and I thought this movie was bad. As a film, as a movie, it was awful. I was laughing at all the wrong parts. Why was I laughing when Bella is laying there almost dying? Why was I laughing when Bella is begging Edward not to leave her? Yes, Twilight is a booke about Vampires. But in essence it is really a LOVE STORY with vampires in it. So while this was focused on showing how Edward was a vampire, that really should not have been the focus. The focus should have been the love unfolding between Bella and Edward. Instead, I was left wondering why they even liked eachother. Edward looked like he hated Bella the whole time while she chased him around all the while not really moving her mouth.

    • Melissa

      I loved the books and I thought this movie was bad. As a film, as a movie, it was awful. I was laughing at all the wrong parts. Why was I laughing when Bella is laying there almost dying? Why was I laughing when Bella is begging Edward not to leave her? Yes, Twilight is a booke about Vampires. But in essence it is really a LOVE STORY with vampires in it. So while this was focused on showing how Edward was a vampire, that really should not have been the focus. The focus should have been the love unfolding between Bella and Edward. Instead, I was left wondering why they even liked eachother. Edward looked like he hated Bella the whole time while she chased him around all the while not really moving her mouth.

    • izzy

      yeah, u’re right..ok,i know we shouldn’t compared the movie with the book or anticipate it to be exactly like the book..but c’mon..of couse the hard fans of the saga going to be judgementl about this movie..at least,please do the chronology of the movie like in the book..not twisting around,adding new stuff..bella in the movie was totally different from the book..she wasn’t the independent or brave girl like in the book..n she actually enjoyed to go to the prom?! I thought she threw a fit when edward took her there..i just wish the movie focused more on both of them..n since when rosalie got more part than alice?grr..alice should be the one who talks more to bella..anywat rob pattinson pictured edward perfectly..that was something..he was good..

    • izzy

      yeah, u’re right..ok,i know we shouldn’t compared the movie with the book or anticipate it to be exactly like the book..but c’mon..of couse the hard fans of the saga going to be judgementl about this movie..at least,please do the chronology of the movie like in the book..not twisting around,adding new stuff..bella in the movie was totally different from the book..she wasn’t the independent or brave girl like in the book..n she actually enjoyed to go to the prom?! I thought she threw a fit when edward took her there..i just wish the movie focused more on both of them..n since when rosalie got more part than alice?grr..alice should be the one who talks more to bella..anywat rob pattinson pictured edward perfectly..that was something..he was good..

  • GiGI

    I was one of the many who went to see Twilight at midnight. What a huge disappointment. After the movie ended I wanted my money back and the two hours of sleep I missed. The movie was disjointed to say the least. It was evident that they did not have a large budget and that good actors were hard to find. If you never read the series and saw the movie you would walk out of the theater confused and asking “why the hype”. If you did read the series, you walked out disappointed and asking “what was that?!” Is that it? Is that what I was waiting months to see! Here’s the deal. The beginning of the movie was seriously rushed. They took different parts from the Twilight book and created scenes… not a movie. It didn’t matter where those scenes where in the film as long as it got in. The order of the events as they took place in the book obviously wasn’t important to the director. It’s like they wanted to cram everything from the book into the movie but didn’t care about the films flow from one scene to the next. In truth, there were many scenes that should have been left on the cutting room floor. These scenes were just made up and didn’t add anything to the story line; not that there was an actual story line. What a mess! This film looks like it was created by a first year student film maker.
    The acting in this movie was awful. It was more like watching a high school play rather than a motion picture film. I really expected better acting skills from both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Actually Robert Pattinson wasn’t that bad, but the movie was so bad it transferred to him. Their performance was mediocre at best in some scenes and in others it was down right bad. As for their co-stars, I pray they have other aspiration outside of the world of acting. The background music in this movie sounded like the music you hear on your favorite afternoon soap opera. Listen, I love the Twilight books. True, they are not great literary works, C+ at best, but what made the books so popular was the story itself. It brought you back to a time when you got your first kiss, the first time you fell in love and the feeling that you couldn’t breath or your day couldn’t start until you saw that one person; the love of your life. The Twilight movie totally failed to capture the essence of the book; the reason fans love the series. It failed to do what the book did, get the audience to relive the feeling of falling in love for the 1st time. If it wasn’t for Robert Pattinson’s good looks the film would have been unbearable. They need not make another “film”. And for those who think Twilight is the new Harry Potter. Please! The Twilight movie has nothing on Harry Potter films. Harry Potter films have good writers, a great director, action and a fluid flow of events and coherency. Twilight was lacking in all areas.

    • Tyler

      Wow thats amazing. I completely understand everything you say. But what you have to realize is that this is Twilight the MOVIE, not Twilight the BOOK. Haven’t you seen behind the scenes footage? Stephanie Meyer was there most of the time and approved of everything! After getting to frustrated in my seat with the lack of flow of the book, I told myself “Ok I’m separating the book from the movie” and that was that. Twilight as a film WAS, and IS BEAUTIFUL! But yes, the BOOKS captivate me and the movie has nothing on the books. New Moons production will begin shortly after Robert, Taylor, and Kristen finish their tours. Eclipse, and then Breaking Dawn afterward. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone wasn’t so good for the first book, and look at them all now, at the fifth BOOK! I see where your coming from, it makes 100% sense to me, but please understand that it’s Twilight the MOVIE, not Twilight the book (though that would’ve been better)
      Twilight FOREVER <3

    • Carmen

      Couldn’t agree with you more.

    • Kim

      I absolutely agree with you – the acting was horrible! I also believe that they could have done a better job in casting the movie. The music was horendous. It had such potential to be a great film – it unfortunately will still be a big money maker, which in turn will mean more movies of the same quality. Books 1, 2, and 3 were great…still wondering about book 4. The movie did not flow together well. You would be better off picking up book 1 and reading it again – don’t waste your time on the movie.

    • http://harryandhermione.org Sandra

      I couldn’t agree with you more. You have taken the words right out of my mouth. The audience applauded and cheered a lot more when the Harry Potter trailer came on than when the movie ended. People were unsure if they should clap their hands or not. These fanatic girls who love the books are so blinded by Pattison’s handsomeness and the story of the book that they couldn’t see how awful the movie really was.

      • Megan

        wow i completely agree with everything you said. i mean, the movie was OOOOOOOOkay…. but it certainly wasn’t up to par. definitely better off reading the book and being able to delve into the characters’ feelings rather than being thrown into a messy plot with random mood swings :)

      • Regina

        too much expectation thats the correct word to describe….i think fare and square the movie made a point. Critism is also good for them to make it better on the next two movies. It is indeed an understatement books and movie are a different thing, cannot be compared. Robert looks good and technically hot. I watch the movie 7th times already and again, i am indeed satisfied. We are two different person we cannot compare what one’s gravity of satisfaction. To all haters of twilight well goodluck to you…

    • Melissa

      I loved the books and I thought this movie was bad. As a film, as a movie, it was awful. I was laughing at all the wrong parts. Why was I laughing when Bella is laying there almost dying? Why was I laughing when Bella is begging Edward not to leave her? Yes, Twilight is a booke about Vampires. But in essence it is really a LOVE STORY with vampires in it. So while this was focused on showing how Edward was a vampire, that really should not have been the focus. The focus should have been the love unfolding between Bella and Edward. Instead, I was left wondering why they even liked eachother. Edward looked like he hated Bella the whole time while she chased him around all the while not really moving her mouth.

    • izzy

      yeah, u’re right..ok,i know we shouldn’t compared the movie with the book or anticipate it to be exactly like the book..but c’mon..of couse the hard fans of the saga going to be judgementl about this movie..at least,please do the chronology of the movie like in the book..not twisting around,adding new stuff..bella in the movie was totally different from the book..she wasn’t the independent or brave girl like in the book..n she actually enjoyed to go to the prom?! I thought she threw a fit when edward took her there..i just wish the movie focused more on both of them..n since when rosalie got more part than alice?grr..alice should be the one who talks more to bella..anywat rob pattinson pictured edward perfectly..that was something..he was good..

  • Phillip

    The movie was fantastic…. for its target audience … overstimulated teenage girls who need a romance fix. Otherwise, it was a lack luster performance and utterly not worth the price.

  • Phillip

    The movie was fantastic…. for its target audience … overstimulated teenage girls who need a romance fix. Otherwise, it was a lack luster performance and utterly not worth the price.

  • Phillip

    The movie was fantastic…. for its target audience … overstimulated teenage girls who need a romance fix. Otherwise, it was a lack luster performance and utterly not worth the price.

  • Ophelia

    I read the first book a long long time ago when it came out. I went to watch the Film interpretation with an open mind, not choosing to CRITICIZE the film, but just see how people have created the on-screen romance.
    My opinion after the film: I couldn’t have expected anything better. Ive been reading a lot of reviews and really, all or most of them are people saying how crap it apparently was. I wish people could truly understand how this film has been created in the purpose of it being a FILM.
    How do you create a movie that a) cover the whole book b) keep the whole atmosphere and feelings of the book intact c) please every ones expectations and d) make it in a standard film format all at the same time?
    That’s pretty hard.
    On Edward interpreted on screen:
    in many online reviews People complain that it was overdramatic. My dear twilight fans, life as a vampire in the world of Meyers vampires specifically have a hard time coping with blood (in most cases in exception our dr. cullen), and especially in this case, Edwards reactions to Bella. He is SUPPOSED to feel terrible urges to kill her; I mean he spends the whole hour thinking of how to kill her and everyone else. If he stood there without making those maddened faces then what the hell? He wouldn’t have looked like he was thinking all this. That’s what actors are supposed to do: Act the emotions in a clear way! The so-called overdoing of Rob’s act was purely something that made the whole scene even more intense.
    I could come up with infinite little tweaks and complaints on the film so I’m not some saint thinking that this film was perfect, because Twilight cannot be perfected to every ones wishes.

    I was expecting a teen chic-flick movie with extremely cheesy lines and really stupid changes. Instead we got a film with great actors, acting the characters to their true personalities. We got a good mix between good small action bits and romance. We got a good interpretation of the book, condensed into a 2 hour film (Note that the film is longer than average length films so we cant say its short).
    And finally, we got what we wanted most, to see our book placed into something that we can visually see. This book could have not become a film at all, think about it!! Twilight is in its true form a BOOK. Not a film. A film was a small bonus to what we already have in our shelves and what we can always refer back to when we are in doubt of characters and plots. So the films success in my opinion is just an added enjoyment, its not the end of the world if you didn’t like it because it will never replace the better book anyway.

  • Ophelia

    I read the first book a long long time ago when it came out. I went to watch the Film interpretation with an open mind, not choosing to CRITICIZE the film, but just see how people have created the on-screen romance.
    My opinion after the film: I couldn’t have expected anything better. Ive been reading a lot of reviews and really, all or most of them are people saying how crap it apparently was. I wish people could truly understand how this film has been created in the purpose of it being a FILM.
    How do you create a movie that a) cover the whole book b) keep the whole atmosphere and feelings of the book intact c) please every ones expectations and d) make it in a standard film format all at the same time?
    That’s pretty hard.
    On Edward interpreted on screen:
    in many online reviews People complain that it was overdramatic. My dear twilight fans, life as a vampire in the world of Meyers vampires specifically have a hard time coping with blood (in most cases in exception our dr. cullen), and especially in this case, Edwards reactions to Bella. He is SUPPOSED to feel terrible urges to kill her; I mean he spends the whole hour thinking of how to kill her and everyone else. If he stood there without making those maddened faces then what the hell? He wouldn’t have looked like he was thinking all this. That’s what actors are supposed to do: Act the emotions in a clear way! The so-called overdoing of Rob’s act was purely something that made the whole scene even more intense.
    I could come up with infinite little tweaks and complaints on the film so I’m not some saint thinking that this film was perfect, because Twilight cannot be perfected to every ones wishes.

    I was expecting a teen chic-flick movie with extremely cheesy lines and really stupid changes. Instead we got a film with great actors, acting the characters to their true personalities. We got a good mix between good small action bits and romance. We got a good interpretation of the book, condensed into a 2 hour film (Note that the film is longer than average length films so we cant say its short).
    And finally, we got what we wanted most, to see our book placed into something that we can visually see. This book could have not become a film at all, think about it!! Twilight is in its true form a BOOK. Not a film. A film was a small bonus to what we already have in our shelves and what we can always refer back to when we are in doubt of characters and plots. So the films success in my opinion is just an added enjoyment, its not the end of the world if you didn’t like it because it will never replace the better book anyway.

  • Ophelia

    I read the first book a long long time ago when it came out. I went to watch the Film interpretation with an open mind, not choosing to CRITICIZE the film, but just see how people have created the on-screen romance.
    My opinion after the film: I couldn’t have expected anything better. Ive been reading a lot of reviews and really, all or most of them are people saying how crap it apparently was. I wish people could truly understand how this film has been created in the purpose of it being a FILM.
    How do you create a movie that a) cover the whole book b) keep the whole atmosphere and feelings of the book intact c) please every ones expectations and d) make it in a standard film format all at the same time?
    That’s pretty hard.
    On Edward interpreted on screen:
    in many online reviews People complain that it was overdramatic. My dear twilight fans, life as a vampire in the world of Meyers vampires specifically have a hard time coping with blood (in most cases in exception our dr. cullen), and especially in this case, Edwards reactions to Bella. He is SUPPOSED to feel terrible urges to kill her; I mean he spends the whole hour thinking of how to kill her and everyone else. If he stood there without making those maddened faces then what the hell? He wouldn’t have looked like he was thinking all this. That’s what actors are supposed to do: Act the emotions in a clear way! The so-called overdoing of Rob’s act was purely something that made the whole scene even more intense.
    I could come up with infinite little tweaks and complaints on the film so I’m not some saint thinking that this film was perfect, because Twilight cannot be perfected to every ones wishes.

    I was expecting a teen chic-flick movie with extremely cheesy lines and really stupid changes. Instead we got a film with great actors, acting the characters to their true personalities. We got a good mix between good small action bits and romance. We got a good interpretation of the book, condensed into a 2 hour film (Note that the film is longer than average length films so we cant say its short).
    And finally, we got what we wanted most, to see our book placed into something that we can visually see. This book could have not become a film at all, think about it!! Twilight is in its true form a BOOK. Not a film. A film was a small bonus to what we already have in our shelves and what we can always refer back to when we are in doubt of characters and plots. So the films success in my opinion is just an added enjoyment, its not the end of the world if you didn’t like it because it will never replace the better book anyway.