Twilight [DVD] [2008]

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Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (225 out of 263)

Synopsis


Twilight
When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) reluctantly moved to the perpetually overcast town of Forks, WA, and set out to carve a niche for herself, she assumed it would be one similar to the low-profile social position she held back in Phoenix. First on the list of surprises was the unfamiliar attention from the male population of her new high school; second, the attention from one male in particular: Edward Cullen, Vampire (Robert Pattinson). Before long, the unlikely soul mates find themselves in a passionate relationship with a variety of significant setbacks, including Edward's special-needs diet (he doesn't eat humans, but Bella's scent inspires a nearly impossible to harness bloodlust) and the human girl's mortality. Though things proceed relatively smoothly at first (Edward even introduces Bella to his adoptive vampire family), a visiting vampire clan consisting of James (Cam Gigandet), Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), and Laurent (Edi Gathegi) catches Bella's unique scent and threatens the young couple's budding, if dangerous, happiness. James, known for his powerful tracking ability, becomes obsessed with making Bella his next victim. Fearing for Bella's safety and that of her loved ones, the Cullens must combine their collective talents in order to stop the highly predatory James before his goal is accomplished. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kristen Stewart
    Kristen Stewart - Bella Swan
  • Robert Pattinson
    Robert Pattinson - Edward Cullen
  • Billy Burke
    Billy Burke - Charlie Swan
  • Peter Facinelli
    Peter Facinelli - Dr. Carlisle Cullen
  • Elizabeth Reaser
    Elizabeth Reaser - Esme Cullen



Overall customer rating

4.2
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • 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



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