When you can live forever, what do you live for?
When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.
My mother paid me $12 to see this when it came out on DVD.
To this day, it's the worst $12 I've ever made.
What's not to like?
Well, how about everything....
This is going to be one long marathon.
There's something weird about this first film, and it goes with Catherine Hardwicke's direction. For a series where the actors have been made fun of for being incredibly dull, the actors here actually seem relatively lively and involved. And yet Hardwicke's direction is just such a strange contrast to both the material and even the film's own tone.
What I'm getting at here is that Hardwicke brings her general indie style to the film, and it feels like a strange low budget paranormal romantic teen independent film, but it's never any of those things all at once, so the tone is constantly changing to the point…
I remember before seeing this, everyone including die hard fan girls of the book seemed to hate this. Most people told me not to even bother watching because I'd probably hate it. Being the stubborn bastard that I am, I figured that I'm so cynical, I hate a lot of things anyway. It can't be that bad. Why must I be so stubborn?
Okay. Where to start...
I'm about to do what I never thought I would; I'll publicly admit that the Twilight series are one of my guilty habits (pleasure is too strong a word). Hell, I'll even admit I actually rush to see these when they come out.
Yes, they are awful. Really, really awful. There actually is no argument to defend them, or none that I can muster. But then, I'm not interested in defending them at all. Because that's WHY I've watched them. I find them so unintentionally funny that I even have a Twilight movie buddy (who shares in my dirty little habit) and we make a day of it. Quietly, of course; we ARE pretty embarrassed about…
Twilight before the early 2000.
1.The soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun's rays from the atmosphere.
2.The period of the evening during which this takes place, between daylight and darkness.
dusk - gloaming - nightfall
Fuck off !
I wouldn't go as far as to say I like this but have to concede that it probably is one of, if not the, better of the Twilight films.
Taking aside the "I want to smash my face into a brick wall" stupidity of vampires glowing and sparkling in sunlight and the other (numerous) smaller beats that wreak of teen angst crap, there are things to like about the original Twilight film.
The film is surprisingly economical with its 2 hour run time as the first film in the series, it has the unforgiving task of setting the scene, introducing the characters and trying to cram a narrative story into the mix as well and for the most part Director…
It's terrible. But ye all knew that. It is as bad as they say, yes.
As awkward as first crush without that warm and fuzzy feeling.
only good twilight movie I HAVE NO SHAME IN ADMITTING THIS
So awful on so many levels. The portrayal of high school students is ridiculous. Same old conventions, stereotypes, and cornball dialogue. Gotta love that politically correct group of friends: half male, half female, a few white kids, one black, one Asian. Couple nerds for good measure. Unfortunately the film lacks the technical merit to balance things out. Even ignoring the annoying teen actors, this is a horrible mess of a movie. Edward's vampire movements - whether the awful wire work, Speedy Gonzales running, or clambering up trees - look clumsy and silly rather than graceful or fierce. Music selections are misplaced at best, mind-numbingly bad at worst. (Think Smallville.)
At its heart, the story involving "good" vampires and forbidden romance…
Edward tells Bella that he gets mad at her for making him want her so much. Then, for their first kiss, he tells her "I wanna try something. Don't move... stay still." Which is pretty rapey. Moreso, because earlier in that scene, Bella looks up in her bedroom and is startled to realize that Edward is just hanging out in her room, like a creep. Then he innocently, with a "what me?" attitude says "Sometimes I like to watch you sleep. It's fascinating." This whole movie is a blue print on how to romanticize abusive relationships.
This movie avoids a 1/2 star rating because there's some pretty magnificent unintentional comedy, like a vampire baseball game montage.
I actually quite like the first one, so there!