Saturday, June 19, 2010

Movie Review: "Twilight"

Movie Review “TWILIGHT”

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg (Screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)

Language: English

Star Cast: Kirsten Stewart, Robert Pattison, Billy Burke, Peter Facinellli, Elizabeth Reaser, and others

Released in India: 20th November 2009

“Twilight” is a movie based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of same name. I read the book before watching the movie. I enjoyed the book very much. While reading the book you gets the feeling this is a story for movie. It has teenage romance, mystery, thriller, action and drama, all good for making a movie.

Twilight is a story of awkward teen Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart). She makes a hasty decision to move to Forks, Washington with his father. She hates Forks but still persists staying there for the sake of her mother. While in school she inescapably falls for a mysterious boy named Edward (played by Robert Pattinson). As the mystery unravel during the course of movie Bella come to know Edward is a Vampire. And one part of Edward loves her and some part certainly lust for her blood. How long can she carry on this fatal affair? Can she suppress her feelings? Can Edward be safe for her?

I enjoyed the book thoroughly; but I can’t say that about movie for sure. Director Catherine Hardwicke could not manage to convert excellent book into good enough movie. Some of its responsibility goes to screenplay also. Director did not able to portray the characters as well as in the book. This may be because of time limit but I won’t have mind watching the movie for half an hour more instead. Kristen Stewart was brilliant and natural. Robert Pattison was good. Special effects could have been more convincing.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 6 out of 10.

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