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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

[6.50/10] Twilight (2008)


Twilight (2008)

A modernized myth ensconced in a forbidden love story, director Catherine Hardwicke had a similarly against-all-odds task of pleasing audiences, most of which are hard-core fans of the book. Since much of "Twilight"'s power is said to come from Bella's thoughts, this can of course only be visually executed in a limited fashion. The protagonists' feelings are also very reliant on the intense looks and expressions exchanged multiple times, and the actors successfully transmit their frustrations to the audience, despite the widely-held opinion of getting a cast that fit better. Can't please them all! Kristen, well if you've seen any previous movies of her, you'll notice that she has a pattern, which contains few basic facial expressions, mostly sad-wise, which luckily for her, it's a good thing here, because Bella it's not the 'happy-go-wild' type. And barring a melodramatic outburst, Kirsten Stewart succeeds in delivering a performance that mostly requires her to look inquisitive and pretty. Rob did a decent job at portraying the troubled young vampire, though some scenes looked overly awkward, when they were not supposed to. Hardwicke's "Twilight" undoubltly please its target audience. It's quite visible in the way she harmonizes the scenes - the colors, music and visuals are very soft and pleasing to the senses. It makes "Twilight" an easy time at the movies... there's no intelligence here, but no stupidity either.

  • My Rating: 6.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 50% (5.5/10)
  • IMDb: 5.8/10

4 comments:

DEZMOND said...

oh, Lord, it seems our Neb has been abducted by Santa Claus and Rudolph the reindeer :) We haven't seen him for weeks now :(

nebular said...

You almost guessed, Dez! :)
I was kidnapped by Santa, because this Christmas he brought his grand daughter with him and when she saw me, she instantly fell in love with me. I became her Christmas gift! ...so I'm now reviewing from Lapland. Ha-ha! :) I'm watching too many movies, am I? :D
HAPPY NEW YEAR, BUDDY! I WISH YOU HAPPINESS!

DEZMOND said...

I was just worried whether everything was fine in Plovdiv ;)

nebular said...

It's perfectly fine!;) What about Subotica?