Twilight (12A)

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Time Out says

Tue Dec 16 2008

With sales of novelist Stephenie Meyers’s vampire romance saga escalating towards a phenomenon, this adaptation reaches cinemas with a core audience ready and waiting (low-teenage girls, judging by the crowd at the screening). Protagonist Bella Swann (Kristen Stewart) is presumably the point of identification. Sent to live with her dad in small-town Washington state, she’s the archetypal new girl. Neither geeky outsider nor social magnet, she hardly dares to dream that resident enigmatic hunk Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) would give her a second glance. However, it turns out he’s as smitten as she is, but theirs is destined to be a complicated relationship, since he’s a hundred-year-old bloodsucker whose powers of restraint are sorely tested by her mere presence. One snog and he might rip out her throat …

It’s hard not to read this as some slightly sinister metaphor for the perils of fornication and the wonders of abstinence, yet at the same time there is something tantalisingly swoony about impossibly elusive gratification. With brooding mist-wreathed mountains an effective backdrop, the key performers strike sparks from the electric tension of not-quite-kissing, though it’s soon obvious that there’s nowhere else for the story to go. Given the tween-accessible rating, blood-drenched carnage isn’t an option, and neither the fey, pale-faced vampire clan nor the mild final-reel pursuit carry a significant degree of threat. Some will find it all too polite, but compared to rival blockbuster exercises in explosive CGI mayhem, its character-based index of longing and protectiveness at least provides a viable alternative moodscape.
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12A

UK release:

Fri Dec 19, 2008

Duration:

121 mins

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lindsey

this movie was the worst movie i ever saw. i was really dissapointed. For someone that never read the book. the movie did not flow in a way where you can get into it. Outside of appearance they did a terrible job of casting. Kristen Stewart talked as if she had a speech impediment. . This was the most overrated piece of junk to hit screens ever.

Jetzy

Twilight is such a great movie but it is not as great as the book. I still like it though. ..............I wonder if every teenage gurl feels da same way ass I do. Simply dis movie is like my fantasy and dream-like world where I can just picture the perfect guy and be happy. No doubts abwt it. Not like reality, where it is so hard to find my Edward Cullen...... So overall it's perfect. I'll give it a 5/5.

Jetzy

Twilight is such a great movie but it is not as great as the book. I still like it though. ..............I wonder if every teenage gurl feels da same way ass I do. Simply dis movie is like my fantasy and dream-like world where I can just picture the perfect guy and be happy. No doubts abwt it. Not like reality, where it is so hard to find my Edward Cullen...... So overall it's perfect. I'll give it a 5/5.

katherine

think i found my new fave film....what a brilliant film, i didnt want it to end.....think i will watch it again tonight....not felt this about a film for many years....:)

katherine

think i found my new fave film....what a brilliant film, i didnt want it to end.....think i will watch it again tonight....not felt this about a film for many years....:)

annzii

After reading the book (Twilight, not the sequels) I would have been absolutely furious if they hadn't made a decent job of the film and I was not let down by the producers. The film is excellent, I really enjoyed it - although sometimes I felt there was a bit too much romance and a little too little action, though not enough to spoil the film. At first, after seeing the trailer, I thought the actors/actresses were not particularly well cast but Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson play their respective characters brilliantly. The sets were excellent, I especially loved the Cullen's house, although it wasn't how I imagined it. Also, the part where the vampires all play baseball - that was cool! Overall, a fantastic film that I would recommend to anyone over the age of about 12. 6 stars definately ******

annzii

After reading the book (Twilight, not the sequels) I would have been absolutely furious if they hadn't made a decent job of the film and I was not let down by the producers. The film is excellent, I really enjoyed it - although sometimes I felt there was a bit too much romance and a little too little action, though not enough to spoil the film. At first, after seeing the trailer, I thought the actors/actresses were not particularly well cast but Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson play their respective characters brilliantly. The sets were excellent, I especially loved the Cullen's house, although it wasn't how I imagined it. Also, the part where the vampires all play baseball - that was cool! Overall, a fantastic film that I would recommend to anyone over the age of about 12. 6 stars definately ******

megan

omg !!!! twilight is like the best movie ever. i am ssoooooo glad they made this film waaaahaaaayyy!!!

megan

omg !!!! twilight is like the best movie ever. i am ssoooooo glad they made this film waaaahaaaayyy!!!

obssession.

i am so glad that they made a movie out of the book... it was BRILLIANT!!.. unfortunately they took out quite a lot of stuff from the book ( if you have reed it).. but you'll get your moneys worth if you like romantic highschool vamipry movie.

obssession.

i am so glad that they made a movie out of the book... it was BRILLIANT!!.. unfortunately they took out quite a lot of stuff from the book ( if you have reed it).. but you'll get your moneys worth if you like romantic highschool vamipry movie.

Linda

OMG! I loooooove the books, the movie was GREAT, but they left ALOT out. But i can not wait for New Moon to come out ! IT'S GOING TO ROCK! CAN NOT WAIT!

Linda

OMG! I loooooove the books, the movie was GREAT, but they left ALOT out. But i can not wait for New Moon to come out ! IT'S GOING TO ROCK! CAN NOT WAIT!

samira

i love the book ...... i only read one it was new moon, and its a mazing i cant even stop readind ellypse i allready read 300 pages on one day cause i love it ... and the twillight film is accually quite good but not (so good that i thought it would be. =) i think the next film called new moon would be the best ..... o can someone answer my oquestion do u know if all books will be filmed ... ?

samira

i love the book ...... i only read one it was new moon, and its a mazing i cant even stop readind ellypse i allready read 300 pages on one day cause i love it ... and the twillight film is accually quite good but not (so good that i thought it would be. =) i think the next film called new moon would be the best ..... o can someone answer my oquestion do u know if all books will be filmed ... ?

amy

My friend got me into the books and i love them!! i liked the film very much and can't wait for new moon :) btw i love Rob

amy

My friend got me into the books and i love them!! i liked the film very much and can't wait for new moon :) btw i love Rob

linda

books were amazing. Hand that to Stephenie Meyer but the movie was an utter disappointment. Not enough action and just lots of romance. Dont like films like that...

clare mckenzie

when my friend ask me to go i was like no way, however i went and havent stop going since. i have read all the books in less than a week!! could not put them down, found myself in another world, and all i can say is they are totally brilliant.. i think the actors chosen are perfect for the role, the film differs slightly from the book, but never the less is still as good. im a total addict, cant wait for new moon, eclipse and breaking dawn.

clare mckenzie

when my friend ask me to go i was like no way, however i went and havent stop going since. i have read all the books in less than a week!! could not put them down, found myself in another world, and all i can say is they are totally brilliant.. i think the actors chosen are perfect for the role, the film differs slightly from the book, but never the less is still as good. im a total addict, cant wait for new moon, eclipse and breaking dawn.

rebecca545

stupid peice of fluff! i can't believe they're comparing it ith harry potter! harry potter is waaaaay better and edward has a big head and have you seen his hair in real life! eeew

sophie Wiedemann

This film is the best film ever .... im german i always watch german films but i moved to wales now and watched my first film in english and it was twilight, i love it !!!! i LOVE EDWARD CULLEN, JASPER !!!! And i hope they film every book

sophie Wiedemann

This film is the best film ever .... im german i always watch german films but i moved to wales now and watched my first film in english and it was twilight, i love it !!!! i LOVE EDWARD CULLEN, JASPER !!!! And i hope they film every book

louisa

this film is amazing and would recomend people to watch it the book is amazind so is the film I LOVE EDWARD CULLEN xxx

louisa

this film is amazing and would recomend people to watch it the book is amazind so is the film I LOVE EDWARD CULLEN xxx

Lucy

Twilight Rocks ! It is the best film ever ! i totally recommend it and i could watch it over and over again =] And the charaters are fit (not just edward ! )

Lucy

Twilight Rocks ! It is the best film ever ! i totally recommend it and i could watch it over and over again =] And the charaters are fit (not just edward ! )

Anonymous

OMG EDWARD CULLEN IS THE SEXIEST PIECE OF MAN I'VE EVAR SEEN AND IM GOING TO MARRY HIM BECAUSE HES PERFECT IN EVERY WAY OMGWTFBBQ /Caps Lock, sarcasm

Lesley

Fantastic Books and a BRILLIANT Film. Honastly loved every second of watching it, that much I am getting my Husband to take me again Feb 14th, for the 3rd time(his first time). Reading the 4th book now and can't put it down, get it out to read every night after putting our Son to bed,but thinks it's now getting on my Husbands nerves though! Love vampire films and this is the BEST EVER!!!

Lesley

Fantastic Books and a BRILLIANT Film. Honastly loved every second of watching it, that much I am getting my Husband to take me again Feb 14th, for the 3rd time(his first time). Reading the 4th book now and can't put it down, get it out to read every night after putting our Son to bed,but thinks it's now getting on my Husbands nerves though! Love vampire films and this is the BEST EVER!!!

Rachel

Me and my friends loved this film, I've seen it twice now. I think if you havn't read the books, which I have and they're brilliant, before the film, there is more you have to work out to understand it. The soundtrack is great and I loved some of the special effects aswell.

Rachel

Me and my friends loved this film, I've seen it twice now. I think if you havn't read the books, which I have and they're brilliant, before the film, there is more you have to work out to understand it. The soundtrack is great and I loved some of the special effects aswell.

mel

I loved this film. I have read all the books and i thought that hte film is as every bit as good as the book! rob and kristen are such great actors they have a bright future!

mel

I loved this film. I have read all the books and i thought that hte film is as every bit as good as the book! rob and kristen are such great actors they have a bright future!

* leanne *

this movie is the best movie and not just for the movie also the book is something you can sink your teeth into (or your fangs into) a must see and a must read its amazing

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