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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Vampire Movie Ever

    Posted
    Parkas4Kids
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    As I expected, I was thoroughly unimpressed with this latest "vampire movie sensation." Granted, I wasn't exactly walking in with high hopes--I've already seen "Near Dark," which can be argued as the penultimate modern vampire movie. Though I will admit some of the movie trailers prior to the theatrical release made it look somewhat intriguing, the subsequent commercials about the DVD release made it look like a campy piece of teenage trash. And, well, it was. Before you argue with my point of view, I will admit right now that I did not devote my full attention to the film. I couldn't, because I don't think I would've survived the inevitable concussion I would've suffered when I collapsed from sheer boredom. The horrible dialogue alone was enough to make me cringe, not to mention the painfully slow story and snail-like pace of character development. However, I was actually pretty impressed with the level of character development in this movie, at least in comparison to the sheer lack thereof with most Hollywood movies, so that was a bit of a boon for the film. Aside from that, this was a movie about awkward teenagers being awkward. *GASP* What really killed me, though, is that almost NOTHING HAPPENS throughout the entire movie. Let me break it down for you: girl moves to new town; new town is boring; girl meets cute boy at new school; boy is vampire and wants to eat girl; girl wants to hug and cuddle boy who happens to be vampire; boy decides not to eat girl; boy and girl fall in love; other vampires try to kill/eat new girl; other vampires fail. Aside from the few action scenes scattered throughout, this film is a major snoozer. The only intriguing part is where you get to see what Edward looks like in the sun: sparkly. Though why this is is not explained, it's the only thing that really stuck with me. That, and how lame the whole "vampire venom" bit is. I mean, come on, vampires have "venom"? Um, no, sorry, that's called "saliva," because actual "venom" is stored in glands in the mouth. If it had been explained that a vampire's saliva is like venom, okay, fine, but no, vampires have "venom." LAME. I'm thinking the only way to actually like this movie is to not be a guy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's OK.

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This movie could've been so much better. Now, I've not read the books, but I know a few people that have, and they said the book was a lot better. (Then again, book's usually are better than the movies, because movies always have to cut some stuff out.) My wife and I are collectors of both. We have about 500 or so books and about 2,000 DVDs. I'm not bragging, just showing credibility. That said, this review is about the movie. I thought the cinematograghy was great, the plot was decent, but the acting was horrible. Plus, my wife and I thought the movie was childishly done. I know the actors are teenagers, but the way it was filmed is like it was strictly for kids and teenagers. I don't even know how it got a PG-13 rating. It was like a PG Disney movie or something. When we got it, we thought it was going to be more serious. On the other hand, I hear the next one, New Moon, is suppose to be better, more for adults. Maybe the movies mature as the characters do. So, if you're looking for a good vampire horror, this is NOT the movie. But, if you want a nice little heart-warming family film, that happens to be about a family of vampires, then this would be a good movie. We were under the impression it was horror/romance, not a kids movie. If you haven't bought it yet, I'd wait for it to drop to $9.99 or just rent it. I hope this review was useful. Also, when I say at the bottom, I would NOT recommend this to a friend, it's because I don't have kids for friends. I would ONLY recommend this to kids, teenagers or families.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    don't waste your time...unless you're 12 yrs old

    Posted
    joe1979

    A love story. with vampires...ok passable. However this is so disappointing because it is just a movie for teenagers and doesn't explore the darkerst side of what a vampire is supposed to be, which in my opinion is blood thirsty, evil, and dark...to name a few characteristics. It has no gore, nothing really good in the plot and is totally disappointing. Nothing to make you squemish, nothing to make you turn your head, nothing but teenagers kissing. I could watch saturday morning cartoons and be more amused. It took all i could muster not to fall asleep during this and afterwards felt like i was the one who should have been paid to watch this. If you want a horror movie...STAY AWAY FROM THIS. If you want a GOOD love story then STAY AWAY FROM THIS because it doesn't even deliver in that category either. If you are 12 years old and easily amused with a movie that can't make up its mind on what genre to be in and falls WAY short of anything good, if you like bad acting, and Hollywood cuties that will purely make it soley based on their good looks and not on good acting, if you like stories that fall way short of your expectations(if you was expecting what i was expecting, which was good ol' gore and death since this is a "Vampire" movie), then i say watch it. Otherwise don't waste your time...unless someone pays YOU to watch it, then try to wonder why you just wasted over an hour and a half of your life.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Teeny boppers rejoice, Intellectuals run!

    Posted
    ElectricFeel

    The books are good for their genre. The movie is not. This movie doesn't even fit into a genre, certainly not a vampire movie. I know so many girls including my own girlfriend who are obsessed with this movie and the books. It boils down to the fact that this is an over-the-top love fantasy that has struck the emotional core of women nationwide. Its kind of like a boyband, preying upon the hordes of immature personalities seeking a quick, unrealistic, and absolutely unoriginal grip on a specified audience and my my how it has succeeded. The acting is sub-par, story-line as stated before is stale and targeted at [young] women, and when grading this film as a vampire genre it falls short in every way. I do not mean to be so harsh on this movie as it isn't the worst thing I've ever seen, but unless you are the personality type that falls under the previous description I DO NOT suggest anyone see this, it definitely has a SPECIFIC audience that will enjoy it. It sad to think this movie won awards over other much better selections, guess we know who the voters are (it is MTV afterall). One can only hope this Twilight "wave" will end abruptly, but with New Moon approaching it seems unlikely (The story does get better at least). Looks like we will be hearing about Edward for some time to come... sorry fellas :P

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Movie (Book) Ever Made!!

    Posted
    Natasha94

    I don't even know how to begin. This is on of the BEST movies ever created(after a book). It was simply amazing. The actors did a wonderful job. I've read the Twilight Saga (in less than a month; by the way the books are amazing. Go Stephanie Meyer!!) , and i found that Catherine Hardwicke did a great job directing the movie as well as the rest of the cast, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Michael Welch, Justin Chon, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Anna Kendrick, Jackson Rathbone, did an amazing job portraying the characters in the book. The movie gives you a very clear image on what the book Twilight is about. I surely recommend everybody (well at least every teenage girl) in seeing this movie. In this movie (as well as the books) you will find that you'll be crying, laughing, and even screaming. It will keep you wanting more and at the edge of your chair, bed, exc. What can i say once you get into the Twilight Saga, you never go back. P.S. And yes i am one of those crazy teenagers who is obsessed with the Twilight Saga and its Vampires!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Twlightfann

    I love this movie! At first I wasn't sure how I felt about it - but once I bought it and was able to watch it at home (without all of the screaming teenagers!) I realized just how well-made it is. It does a good job of taking important parts from the book and bringing them to life. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart to a fabulous job of bringing the characters to life; as do all of the actors who play in this movie. You can tell that their hearts were really in their roles! The one thing that I have learned from reading books that later turn into movies: You cannot go to the movie and expect it to be as good as the book. If that happened, then the book wouldn't be good anymore! I always want the book to be better than the movie. The movie is just an accessory that goes really well with a book that is exceptionally well written. If the movie makes more people interested in reading the book, or if it makes you want to get out your book and read it again, then the movie played its part well! This movie definitely did its job! I can't wait to see the next movie!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have Movie

    Posted
    StupidLamb

    Not familiar with the Twilight phenemenon? Twilight is a book series written by author [extrodinaire] Stephenie Meyer about a girl who falls in love with a vampire and the struggle of their relationship as he is conflicted by his desire to be with her and his desire to taste her blood. This Disc is the film adaptation of the first book in the series. As someone who's not only read these books several times and spent well over the price of this disc in the theatres seeing the movie, this is THE chick-flick-keeper-movie of the 21st century! I can only say that the thought of seeing all these beloved characters in HD is worth the price of upgrading. Haven't seen the "big deal" of HD, talk to the Geek Squad ! Why go Blu? Well, if you're stilling listening to cassette's in your car radio this probably isn't a big deal, but for the tech-saavy or the extremely lucky, Blu ray movies really do bring the theatre experience to your home. Why buy here? Best Buy is one of two stores that will be carrying this format for the March 21st release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ummm...

    Posted
    DesertCreature

    If this movie was not already a book, I would have given it a MUCH better rating, even though it DID have quite a few flaws that didn't have anything to do with its straying from the book. One thing that REALLY Had trouble with in the film is how hard it is for people how have NOT read the book to understand Bella and Edward's love. In the film, it's portrayed as if they are two strangers that are completely infatuated with eachother. The book was much better, so if you plan on reading the book, DEFINITELY do it first before seeing it, so that it doesn't ruin it for you. However, if you don't plan on reading it at all, go ahead and see the film, you may enjoy it much more than the fans of the book. Also, I would only recommend this to the Hardcore Twilight Fans of the books, because for me, I HAVE to have it in my collection just because I'm such a fan of the books, regardless that I did not enjoy the film so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I got these movies

    Posted
    TeamEdward

    When I was searching to get these movies I wanted to get them at a great price. I found them on here for 3.99 each. Then I noticed after I made my purchase that it said the movie was dubbed, well I wasn't sure about what that meant so I researched it and found that the audio may be in another language than English. I was worried that I would have to return them and pay a greater price for the movie. After all, all I wanted was the movie not all the extras. So, even though I was giving the movies as a Christmas gift to my daughter I was forced (lol) to watch them to see if it was in Spanish. Thank God and to my relief all three of the movies (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) were in English. Although, if you want to hear it in Spanish it gives you that option too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie... if you've read the book

    Posted
    AmethystMoon

    Yeah... so I admit it... I am in love with Edward. Having said that, I wish the movie was better. There was so much left out, and if you haven't read the book, then it's easy to be lost and think the acting stinks. I did enjoy the movie, but I wish it would have been better. I was actually a little disappointed at how much was left out in the movie, but I understand there is only so much you can cover in a movie. I also thought it was a little painful to watch some of the acting in a few scenes... it's almost like it's so obviously fake. It's so easy to get involved with the characters when you are reading this series, and it would have been nice to have been as involved with them on-screen. Even so, I am looking forward to the New Moon movie. I would recommend this movie if you have read the book... but don't expect the movie to be as good as the book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Book Series Great Movie

    Posted
    max3000

    I am a die hard Vampire fan and have read all of the Anne Rice novels. I never thought I'd come across another author that would portray the Vampire as visural and human as Stephanie Meyers, did. When I saw the much anticipated previews to the motion picture adaptation I became curious after years of disapointment. I read the first book and could not put it down, I then proceded to read the others. I've not been more pleased with a series since "The Vampire Chronicles." Bravo,Stephanie Meyers. The movie adaptation is very close to the book, with only the slightest variations, which is understandable for pacing. The acting and casting was great. The director did a great job with type casting,location and cinematography. This movie was done much better than "Interview with The Vampire,'' in it's trueness to the book. I higly recommend this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    I wrote a previous review under the DVD giving the film 3 stars, because I thought it had potential and I thought the second one would be better (New Moon). Also, I recently watched Blood and Chocolate, which was terrible. But, I think I understand now. These movies are for kids, they both should be rated PG and should've been done by Disney. These are vampire and werewolf films for children and young teens. This is the reason for me reducing my previous rating, they're misleading. These films should've been advertised as family or kids movies. Plus, the new film New Moon is really just these two films put together. If you're looking for something to sit and watch with your kids, I'd say yes. But, to any adult looking for a serious film, I DON'T recommend this!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    IT'S EVERYWHERE!!!!

    Posted
    Mandark28

    I have read the books... I have watched the movie... Never have I been so confused about how some company would spend money to publish or create something this terrible. I appreciate romance novels and vampire novels. I watch all genres on movies, from the chick-flick 'Failure to Launch' to ' hardcore action movies like 'Shottas.' But these books and this movie fit nowhere in our society. They don't make you think, they aren't funny, they aren't heart warming. They are dry, boring, elementary, and the actors can't act. I feel that this movie is good for no one. For the people that think young teenage girls would like it, I say 'NAY!' to you, sir. Nobody in fact likes this franchise, they only see the sparkly, glittery, vampires and get sucked into a void that they cannot be released from.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    give it a try

    Posted
    izzynana

    Twilight the book was amazing. Twilight the movie didn't live up to the book, but was true to the book and is very addictive to watch. The SPecial features on the DVD are great, there's tons of them. Some really annoying things are that the movie skips a lot of the "edward and bella getting to know eachother" parts, it seems like they hate eachother, then all of a sudden they are in love.. it's not how it happens in the book.. and Kristin Stewart has this really annoying habbit of blinking way too much and bobbleheading her head in the movie, but one you get past that it's allright. The characters do a good job, Especially Niki Reed, because Rosalie is very against Bella and shows it well. Watch the movie, but also read the book if you dont want to be disapointed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OMG! Loved the movie, but...

    Posted
    CMCMom29

    You have to treat the book and the movie as two separate entities - the movie is an ADAPTATION of the book. If you go in thinking it will be 100% faithful, you will be disappointed. That said, I really enjoyed the movie. Will it win any awards? No (makeup, maybe). However, if you love romances set in lush locales and set to haunting music, then this movie is for you. I really liked Rob Pattinson's interpretation of Edward. I could see Bella falling for him. I wasn't in love with Bella's portrayal, but that is due to the combination of the material and the actress chosen to play her. I think it's more material, though - or maybe direction. All in all, it was a very enjoyable movie. I recommend reading the book first, though, if you haven't already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Story Line

    Posted
    jt37095

    This was a fabulous book series and translated well enough on screen. Definitely recommend reading the books as not everything can be put in the screenplay. However, I loved the movie. I got a shocker when I bought Roswell (the tv series). The two main characters had a similar rescue the girl, both are forever linked to each other and cannot live without the other. A dark secret that they must hide and others who are trying to split them apart. Funny thing that Roswell was 1999 - 2002 or 2003. Cannot tell if the author of Twilight remembered in her dreams Roswell and just re"vamped" it for Twilight. Still ... I like both story lines. If you love Twilight -- get Roswell. It's hip, funny, the cast is very cute (especially Max Evans).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't stop watching it!

    Posted
    awlslals

    I really don't know what every one else is talking about. I think they did a great job in casting Edward and Bella, from the moment that they meet each others eyes in the school cafeteria, you can just feel the personal tension between them. It is a wonderful movie, and just because its about vampires does not mean that they have to have fangs. So get over it! I was on the edge of my seat during the whole movie and I usually don't like movies like this, my Husband was shocked when I said I had to buy it on blu ray. (I usually don't bother with buying movies) but this one I had to have!!! Can't wait to see the other three movies, I'm sure they will soon be in my very limited edition of Movies I own!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Movie

    Posted
    Peg125

    I had to write this after reading the ridiculous bad reviews that this movie received. I am a 46 year old working mother who should have better things to do, but when my ten year old started reading the books I felt a need to follow suit. I thoroughly enjoyed both the books and the movie. I just can't understand why people need to act so pompous and arrogant when they write a bad review for a movie that was never meant to be an Academy Award winner. These intellectuals show both their bias and their ignorance. This movie was meant for the millions of people out there who enjoyed the books and except for a view variations it succeeded more than admirably.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    mary poppins of vampire movies

    Posted
    0subzero

    this so-called vampire movie took away from the horror and carnage of the better vampire movies such as interview with the vampire or the lost boys. these so-called vampires were trying to live an almost human existence while the others( still want human blood gang) put up no fight and basically ran from the meek,weak family type vampires. the storyline was completely lame and lacked any real exictement. i only hope the sequel is better. i will say the acting from the cast was as good as they could provide for such a tame vampire movie. they should have had more special effects and less of i can't be near you because i want to suck you dry!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Widescreen Ratio is not what I expected

    Posted
    Jessica84

    Was very excited for the movie to come out, as I loved the scenery and was excited to see the colors of this movie on my 52 inch tv, however was quite disappointed that the widescreen ratio is not the full widescreen version, ( There is alot of black at top and bottom of the screen, so in reality only about 37inches is viewable on my screen. So if you have a smaller screen then it would be less. I was really hoping that it came so I can see the picture FULLY on my screen because I love this movie. This was really disappointing. Other than that the movie is wonderful, just wish it would have been a little more like the book.

    I would recommend this to a friend