Director: Catherine Hardwicke Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke
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Twilight 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1397 reviews.
missg08 More than 1 year ago
Until the movie, I hadn't even heard of the least not that I can recall. I went to see it in theaters, not expecting much...and was absolutely floored. I loved the scenery; it was breath taking. I thought that the sound track and score were put together quite nicely; the music complemented what was going on in the different scenes. I was riveted by the tension between Bella and Edward's characters, I can't think of anyone better for either role; the chemistry was fantastic. After seeing the movie, I read the book. I can see why fans of the book were disappointed...there were a number of scenes from the book that were simply left out or edited. And I was personally disappointed by the lack of development of the friendship between Bella and Alice...Alice is such a great character...but the movie doesn't portray that well. I definitely think that the movie is worth seeing, and owning. I also suggest watching the movie before reading the book, its actually quite good and I think I would¿ve missed out on that if I had read the book first.
SweetSilence More than 1 year ago
I'm a little confused as to why so many people thought this was a good movie. In my opinion the books were great (the latter books more so than Twilight I must say), and while I'm not optimistic enough about movie adaptations to actually expect them to approach the depth of the storyline that a book can hold, I was hoping it wouldn't be TOO bad. But, come on, let's be honest, you know the movie was an epic train wreck. Everyone's bashing Kristen Stewart so I'm gonna do her a favor and give her a break. I will say one thing though. I was hoping she would do a better job at trying awkwardly to be alluring to Jacob when they walked on the beach, but again, I suppose I shouldn't hope. Anyway, how about we get on to Rob Pattinson? The guy was horrible for the role. He was creepy and awkward and had a slight lisp. And was he even trying to achieve somewhat of a velvety voice, or did he realize that it was a lost cause and just decide to cut his losses? (Velvet does not equal raspy.) There was nothing graceful or perfect about him, his features, or the way he carried himself. I'll give him one thing though, it's difficult to tear your eyes from his face, but on the downside I think that's only because there's something awkward about it that you can't quite put your finger on. And there's nothing to be said about the perfect body he was supposed to have. Not exactly an Adonis. Personally, I think they chose him for the role because he's British and Americans tend to love the Brits. But guess what? Edward was born in Chicago. And Chicago is in AMERICA. But I digress. Another thing that got under my skin about this movie was the plot, of which there was none. To say that they didn't stick to the book is a ridiculous understatement. I wonder how anyone who hadn't read the book first wasn't sitting there completely confused. It was more like a scrapbook than a movie. They threw in some direct quotes from the book, patted themselves on the back, then continued to butcher the story. It was like looking at a science project that was hastily put together the night before it was due. Train wreck. But hey, at least they didn't use the word "incredulously." Not once. Why is Bella "unconditionally and irrevocably" in love with Edward? Who knows? But Meyer didn't really say why in the book either, so I guess I can't bash the movie for the one thing it remained consistent on. The vamp makeup was pretty bad too. They looked more like paste than marble. Edward's glitter-covered skin kind of annoyed me. I thought they might do a better job than that. I realize I'm ranting now, but I don't really care. I wish Alice had more of a role in the film, she's the one person who actually convinced me that they read the book. James was better looking than Edward. Fail. The baseball scene was pretty good, so kudos there. Emmett was pretty funny, so kudos there. Jasper was pretty funny too, but not in a way that he intended to be. (He looked cramped the whole time.) Rosalie successfully got on my nerves, so kudos to her too. Carlisle and Esme were not very memorable. It's really not even fair to blame the failure of this movie on a tight budget. I have two words: THE MATRIX. In closing, I'm looking forward to a parody of the film. It's practically BEGGING for Tina Fey's magical touch.
TNMBDE More than 1 year ago
A twist on a classic love story, the Twilight Saga had an exceptional story and passable writing technique. Then the movie came out. Simply watching the previews made me realize that they had turned the books into a cheesy, gothic soap opera. My thoughts were only confirmed when I saw the movie. The acting was terrible. The chemistry was terrible. The storyline was torn to pieces. IT was not a good movie, I do not recommend it to anyone who enjoys quality films and I will not see the rest of the series.
Iluv2Read1969 More than 1 year ago
I loved both the movie and the books. Books are always longer and contain more details than a movie ever will. I usually watch the movie first and then read the book, so I can visualize the characters more as I read about them. After I watched the movie, I went out and bought all four books and didn't stop reading until I had finished the last one. I look forward to the other movies. It should be interesting to see how they turn out.
ConstantReader611 More than 1 year ago
I decided to read the book and then couldn't wait to see the movie; needless to say, I was disappointed! There are way too many details omitted. I get that you can't put everything in and must edit to fit into a two houf film (this is shorter), but whoever wrote the script left out the good parts! The scene when Bella and Edward went out for dinner was a revealing and riveting part in the story. In the film, it was completely without the nuances and the mystery. There was definitely tension in the book - two teenagers falling in love for the first time - racing pulses, hormones erupting and yet it was all so innocent, it kept us coming back for more. I couldn't wait to read the next book and find out what happened next. This movie left me feeling like the script was lacking in details - it was too sketchy and I feel the actors definitley have more potential than what was seen in this film. Rob Pattinson and Kristin Stewart seem ok together - but their perfomances were only as good as the script and the director. The books are definitley better. I would, however, see this again - maybe sit there with my friends and decide how exactly we would make the film better - At least Rob Pattinson is easy on the eyes!;)
Ms.Moni More than 1 year ago
Obviously not as much as the book... That's a given.
Though I loved the WAY this movie was shot. I do feel that they kind of rushed it a bit more than they should have.
Just like any good book come movie... REAL fans will sit through another half hour to see a movie closer to the book (Think LOTR, HP).
I really hope they realize this while making the second movie.
I really do like the casting choice for Bella... But I do feel that Edward could have been cast much better. Sorry, just not buying Cedric as a sometimes scarey vamp.
Kleese More than 1 year ago
It was painful to see my beloved book chopped and badly acted out. The script could have been written so much better. I could have forgiven that but Bella was cast wrong. A better unknown actress should have been chosen. Although the vampires including Edward were nicely done. I hope for the sake of the book fans out there and for me that New Moon comes out better. Although the previews show Kristen still lacks the abilty to sound natural and every word and emotion sounds and looks forced. Read the books you won't be disappointed. The best books I've read in a very long time and I read a lot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish the extra sceenes had not been added to this movie. If the 2 sceenes where James, Victoria, and Laurent were hunting, and the one where Edward carries Bella through the trees to a breathtaking view of Washington had not been created for the movie, there would have been more time for more of the actual book sceenes. I really would have loved to see the part about the blood typing in biology class.

I certainly hope there are no "CREATED" sceenes for the second movie! I for one would happily sit through a longer movie to include more of the book. I am a firm believer that if the sceene survived the editing process of the book, then it should survive the editing process of the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like everyone else I loved the book and hated the movie. Kristen Stweart in paticular was painful to watch. The makeup and hair for the vampires was laughable and they spent too much time on the scenery than on the story. Visually it was beautiful but the dialog was terrible. No one completed a sentence and just made statements at eachother. Why are Bella and Edward in love? From the movie..I DONT KNOW! What a waste.
azw More than 1 year ago
Good start to an exciting story holds you attention through out the entire movie. The movie has taken several actors and made them the true characters from the book. You will want to read the book it runs pretty true and has several lines included in the movie. There is quite a bit added that isn't in the book, but it doesn't take away from the movie. You should read the additional books in the series. Looking forward to November when New Moon is said to be released.
Alecsuhs More than 1 year ago
WOW. This movie was so bad it's crazy! Kristen Stewart can't act and people like to think that Robert Pattinson can act because they think he is cute. Wow, the movie was so horrible. First off... when he shows his skin in the light you pretty much have to lean close to the screen to see that he is, in fact, sparkling. You really can't even see it. Second, when Bella walks into the class room "Edward's" acting was horrible. People even laughed in the move theater on how dumb he looked squirming around in his seat like that (that isn't how I imagined in the book). There are many other reasons but the last one I will give is on how Edward bit Bella. That was the worst scene in the movie. Honestly. It was just horrible acting. I feel sorry for the other actors who where good actors and were stuck in such a horrible movie. But on the plus side. The only good scene was when they played baseball.
Chocolate_Chick More than 1 year ago
I thought the movie was outstanding. It was action packed and the love story was great. It has inspired me to read the books and I cannot wait until the sequels come to the theater. I will spend money to see these movies because Twilight was well deserving of the funds spent. Kudos to this film
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big Twilight fan...have been from the very first book even before it got crazy popular. So with that said people have to remember the movie is never as good as the book. Hollywood can never capture things the way an author can, but it is still worth your time. In my opinion the cast is what made the movie. At first I was worried about the choices but I have to say everyone was a hit except maybe Jasper's actor. Rob and Kristen were spot on in my opinion. I believe New Moon will be even better because of the director change. So for all you na-sayers....whatever!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books are amazing! The movie is a very so so take on the books. But if you want to buy the movie dont by from Barnes and Noble. I pre ordered it to find out they put the security tag over the front of the dvd jacket with other stickers that ruined it. I returned it and got a 3 disk version from Target for cheaper and no stickers!
Hillann More than 1 year ago
The movie was absolutely magnificent. As one of the few fans who read the books before the teen craze happened I can say that the movie was great. As it is with mostly all books turned into movies the book was way better but the movie is still amazing. Robert Pattinson is a great actor. Kristen Stewart is a good Bella. I can't wait for New Moon. Just be ready when you see the movie. I cry every time I see it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the most amazing ever and I personally LOVED it, definetly some thing to add to your collection ;)
LadyAshvin More than 1 year ago
If you take it as just a movie, it was great. If you are a die-hard fan of the Twilight series, you'd want your money back. The cast was good, the plot was good, but I found myself constantly debating whether to leave the theater because it wasn't like the book or continue sitting there grinding my teeth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading all four of Stephenie Meyer's books from the Twilight series, I was very happy with the outcome of the movie. Although I found that some of my favorite scenes did not make it in to the production so I was obviously a little bit dissappointed.
Yusef More than 1 year ago
They are always different. Hollywood always has to shorten the story and always changes part of it. Why can they both not be considered on their own terms? It's like saying an apple is better than an orange. Really? I think they are both great on their own merits.
orangejuice13 More than 1 year ago
I like Love this movie so much.Robert(Edward)does a great job playing a vampire.I believed he really was one!!! I wouldn't be surprised if he was caught drinking human blood. He was even good in the Harry Potter movie. I just think that Robert is an all-around great actor.CUTE TOO!!!!! Kristen(Bella)was a great pick for Bella!! I believed that she was in love with Edward(who wouldnt be??).I just didnt like that they didnt stay exactly true to the book.It was good any way.The rest of the Cullens were great picks too!
ishlala More than 1 year ago
While I really liked the books, the movie was HORRIBLE!!!!! The director just took a bunch of scenes from the book and slapped them together to make the movie. While I understand the time issues involved in condensing a book into movie format, there was absolutely no character development at all. No connection between the characters, no smooth transitions, just one random scene after another. While the aerial shots of the scenery were breathtaking, I could have done without them to have the time spent on the storyline. Jacob, as well as the Cullen clan, are afterthoughts in the movie even though they are both extremely important to how Edward and Bella's relationship progresses. There is nothing special about the "special features" on the DVD either. Ms. Hardwicke took more time to explain/set-up the deleted scenes, than it took to show them. No, movies are RARELY as good as the books and it is probably unfair to try and compare them, but there have been books that have been successfully made into great movies that stay true to the original story. This was not one of them. Did I expect an Academy Award winner, NO. I did expect a much better movie than the chopped up version we were served. Wish I hadn't wasted my money on it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know what some of you people are thinking!! I absolutly love this movie! the book is amazing but the movie is excellent to i cant wait for the next to come out i know it will be just as great and i think Stephenie Meyer did an excellent job!!!!!!!
mallorierenae More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with those who shout that the movie does not follow the book accurately, indeed the book is better, but the more I watch the movie the better it seems. The only scene that really made me angry was when Edward calls Bella a "spider monkey". It takes away from how Meyer portrayed Edward as the serious and tense man that we all came to love. If it weren't for that, I would give it 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When given such a small budget, I think the first movie was done very well. The parts were well cast and the actors made me believe they were Edward, Bella and her father. Jacob was too babyfaced to me. There was a hokey "falling in love" scene in a field of flowers, but the rest of the movie was great. My bookseller friends and I loved the cameo of Stephenie Meyers in the diner and the father racking his shotgun in anticipation of meeting Edward. Too funny. The look Edward gives Bella in the hospital, telling her "Where would I go?" was what all women long for from a man. True romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Personally being a die hard loyal Twilight series fan I cannot say anything very bad about the movie like the chemistry between Rob and Kristen was not there, the script was poorley written, and the plot was cut down WAY too much (all of this is true however). I love this movie but I think that the needed details that Stephenie Meyers had in the books were not in the movie, therefore leaving the audiences confused. Personally, on a scale of 1-10 both the movie and the book would get tens, but if I was not a huge fan of the series (which I am) I would give the movie a four, maybe even a four and a half. My advice is to read the books over watching the movie- you get more questions answered . Good try Summit Entertainment and the cast of Twilight, better luck next time.