Twilight ★★½

While the movie is entertaining enough, it is never particularly engaging on a deeper level and occasionally feels unfinished. The largely familiar story attains a certain freshness by means of its unconventional take on vampires. Even though it is not evident at first, there is chemistry between Kristen Stewart as Bella and Robert Pattinson as Edward, but the romance between the two somewhat underdeveloped main characters is not satisfyingly portrayed. Among the noteworthy things about this movie are the scene in which Bella meets Edward’s family and the beautifully decorated pavilion at the end. The handsome, rather cold cinematography sets an appropriate visual tone for the film. Catherine Hardwicke’s direction is unremarkable. Based on the novel "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer.