Posted on 11/26/12 07:59 PM
Originally, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was suppossed to be released on November 21, 2008. But after it was moved to July 2009 because of Daniel Radcliffe starring in a play where he was completely naked, they put another book-based fantasy in its place. We get the romance novel adaptation of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Despite the large fandom that the books get, Twilight cannot possibly hold up to the greatness of the Harry Potter franchise.
Isabella "Bella" Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves from Phoenix, Arizona, where she lived with her mother (Sarah Clarke) and stepfather, to Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie (Billy Burke). During her stay, she finds what she never expected. She meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), who at first feels unable to be around her, and becomes attracted to him. With some help from childhood friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), she discovers that Edward and his family are all vampires. Despite their nature, she eventually bonds with them. However, after another group of vampires lands in Forks, the Cullens must respond to this threat and stop them before they snack on Bella.
The story is terrible to the point of where only the faithful fans of the Twilight saga and the other obsessed fangirls. It is basically the story of a girl lusting after a sexy man, sorry, vampire. The vampires are flashy in the sunlight, but that doesn't add anything. It is just one of those dumb relationships based on physical attraction. Stephenie Meyer says that the books are based on actual love and not lust, yeah right!
The acting is atrocious as the staff only casted members who would stay true to the characters but doesn't give any attention to the acting nor the writing. Kristen Stewart's character is just a monotone selfish girl with little emotion. Robert Pattinson is only there to get fangirls to look at him. Billy Burke is the only actor who gives any a little bit of dignity as he plays Charlie Swan. Had they been better casted and the writing was more well done, this movie could have been a little better.
Twilight will please its devoted fans, but it will do little to nothing for the rest of the audience.