Critic Review - The New Republic

Twilight is silly and melodramatic and hard to dislike in much the same way as its target audience, with a distinctly teenage sense of tragedy.

November 21, 2008 Full Review Source: The New Republic | Comments (6)
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J Hogan

Haven't read the book, so I was fortunate to be clueless as to what to expect. (I only saw Twilight because my 32-year-old daughter read the book and was looking forward to the film. Thus, I was spying on her in a vampiric way.) However, I totally agree: silly and melodramatic, bordering on camp, but I couldn't dislike it, although I tried.

Nov 22 - 05:28 PM

Ashley B.

Ashley Brunts

Hard to dislike? How about impossible to like? The majority of movie goers when I went were 17 . The movie was not geared toward the right crowd and absolutely stank.

Nov 23 - 05:05 AM

decimus s.

decimus soto

Ashly B. thank you ! were we all watching the same movie ? because if you step away from being a fan of the book , that movie sucked ! from makeup to casting to special effects.not to mention the forced acting at every turn. i had no i Edward was more of a squirrel then a Vampire .

Nov 25 - 08:19 AM

Joshua S.

Joshua See

AGREED!!!! you are totally right, I laughed so hard when he was scurrying up the tree, i like the book but the movie was garbage. Adrenalin rush my ###. This movie was made so Hot topic could make money on merchandise. they should just burn it down like in south park

Nov 29 - 02:04 AM

decimus s.

decimus soto


Nov 25 - 09:22 AM

Joseph M.

Joseph Meador

This movie was a 2 hour long hybrid of Buffy and Dawson's Creek - not a good thing.

I know authors have the freedom to deliver their own takes on vampirism (or anything), but the whole "safe-under-cloud-cover" thing was stupid to me.

Also, Kristin Stewart looks like she's drunk all the time. Her little tantrum at the end of the movie was the most unconvincing acting I've seen. Ever.

Jun 11 - 03:25 PM

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