Isabella Swan moves to gloomy Forks, WA to live with her father. As she starts at her new high school she becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen--a handsome boy who holds a dark secret. He is a vampire. When Bella finds out, she is not afraid of him and the possibility that he could kill her at any moment. Instead, she is only concerned with losing him, the love of her life. The danger of loving a vampire comes to light when a new vampire senses a challenge and vows to kill Bella at any cost. Now Edward must do whatever he can to protect her--risking the lives of his own family in the process.
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
It's not a surprise that the Twilight books have become a major hit. Yes, the idea of glittering vampires is ridiculous and to many people, this type of genre isn't exactly their idea of a good read. But when you read the story, you don't care that it's about vampires. These books are about two people who have fallen completely in love. That intense, inspiring, and breathtaking first love. I know I haven't actually talked about the movie yet, but since it's a book-to-movie release, I hope you can forgive me. Some people who either haven't read the books or who were expecting a vampire-ridden horror story are probably going to be disappointed by this movie. However, I believe it did a great job at showcasing the vital points of the book in an interesting and engaging way. It has a couple of cool action scenes and it stays true to the relationship between Edward and Bella. If you're a fan of the books, see the movie. Go in with an open mind--don't expect to see every word translated to the screen as you saw it in your head--that's just not possible. Instead, go in expecting to see the overall story come to life, in a new way. The acting could have been better, and if it was, it probably would have gotten 4 stars from me, instead:
3.5 out of 5 stars