Friday, December 12, 2008
Twilight

I'm risking my life basically writing this review. The fans will surely burn me at stake. I was totally disappointed watching it, because I kinda like the novel. But movies and books are different medium, and in the hand of wrong director it becomes disaster.

Seventeen-year-old Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart) moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie (Billy Burke), after her mother remarries. She is quickly befriended by many students at her new high school, where she is intrigued by a mysterious boy named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). She finds out that Edward and his family are actually vampires. Bella is stuck between the world she doesn't completely understand. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer.


Let me put it bluntly:
The dialogue is so awkward, the acting is so bland, and the storyline is not up to its hype. People should just read the novel instead. The novel itself is actually nice, but I won't even compare it to other teen novels like Harry Potter for example. Stephanie Meyer is definitely not J.K Rowling, and it shows how she managed to built new species of Vampires whose not afraid with crosses, sunlight, and cannot be killed by stake to the heart. They are pale immortals with supernatural powers, and glitters when the sunlight hit them. But the movie itself is incredibly boring ass movie. I had to sit in the theater with bunch of teeny-boppers and girls/women who were swooning over the beautiful vampires. Everytime Edward appeared on the screen, girls around the theater were squealing. I have to admit, most of the vampires are good looking -- but it wasn't enough to make me interested. It was the slowest 2 hours of my life.

The plot is very slow. I can think that the movie would be tons better if it was directed by someone else who understand how to handle box-office franchise. The camera works were so blah (although the view and cinematography were breathtaking - I give them a point there), the special effects were so-so, and don't get me start with the acting. They basically just...emote. And to tell the truth, the main characters a.k.a the heroine; Bella is not exactly likeable. She is absolutely pretty, yes. But pretty is not enough. I don't buy that as a new student, people were friendly towards her and immediately befriended her. She became the most popular girl in school? And she didn't even return the affection that her friends gave her. She basically just being emo all the time. Edward and Bella's obesession with each other just drove me nuts. Romeo and Juliet, they ain't. Personally, I don't see how an obsessive stalker is considered to be romantic -- but apparently a lot of people, including my nieces think so. Sorry, dears.

Rating: 3/10

Posted at 01:54 am by hanitje

amri Zikry
January 25, 2009   12:54 AM PST
 
dari pertama gue denger film ini mau rilis udh pesimis soalnya gue denger2 gosip bahwa novel ini di tolak sama studio movie macam wb,dll cuman sangking penasaran karna satu jakarta cerita film ini gue nonton deh di salah satu bioskop di pondok indah dan apa yg lo bilang itu bener han itu cewe2 satu cineplex kayak ngga pernah liat laki2 aja cape deh trus ide cerita sih kalo gue blg keren mau nunjukin sisi vampire yg masa kini tapi kalo liat muke vampirenya kayak pake bedak smua ya....haduh haduh...kalo sutradara nya sama buat sequelnya mending lupain aja deh film ini ....:P
HoneyBee Movies
January 18, 2009   01:32 AM PST
 
*jamming fork to thigh*
krisanti
January 15, 2009   04:54 PM PST
 
i don't care what other people says about this movie!! I LOVE IT!!! EDWARDDD yummmmm!
 

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