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Movie Review- Twilight

Bella (Kristen Stewart) falls for Edward (Robert Pattinson) in the movie adaptation of Twilight.  Photo courtesy Imprint Entertainment
Bella (Kristen Stewart) falls for Edward (Robert Pattinson) in the movie adaptation of Twilight. Photo courtesy Imprint Entertainment

By Shelly Williams/se news editor

Bella (Kristen Stewart) falls for Edward (Robert Pattinson) in the movie adaptation of Twilight.  Photo courtesy Imprint Entertainment
Bella (Kristen Stewart) falls for Edward (Robert Pattinson) in the movie adaptation of Twilight. Photo courtesy Imprint Entertainment

Arizona girl Bella Swan moves to Forks, Wash., after deciding to let her mother travel the country with her new husband.

She’s the talk of the small town until she meets the Cullens, a family of stunning incognito “vegetarian” vampires. One in particular, Edward Cullen, captures her heart, making the talk about her and the unique vampire family rise to another level.

As Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward’s romance grows and as if the talk and suspicion from the town weren’t enough, Edward (Robert Pattinson) must find a way to protect his beloved from his own bloodlust and the lust of a group of threatening vampires as well.

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s book, Twilight, the movie does a good job of telling the story. With the perfect setting for the movie to go with the book’s storyline, just a few things were wrong with the movie itself.

I know vampires are supposed to be “pale white and ice cold,” but they do not need to look as though they fell in a bucket of white paint. Though viewers can get used to the coloring of the Cullen family as the movie smoothly flows on, Carlisle (Peter Facinelli), the head of the clan, looks fake in every shot. It’s almost a distraction.

Most viewers probably will have read Meyer’s phenomenal book and will compare the differences as the film rolls. And parts were better left to be read in the book than watched on the big screen.

The movie excellently captures the transition of Bella and Edward’s relationship. From tension-filled, to friendship, to something much more enriched and passionate, the actors’ chemistry is to be admired.

For those who haven’t read the book, are not into the romance or are being dragged by girlfriends and wives to see the film, plenty of action can keep them seated.

Overall, the movie does a great job of telling the story. Viewers will want to see it again because there’s so much to take in, just like those who have read and enjoyed the book will read it time and time again.

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