Twilight is a love story that begins like every other. Boy meets girl, Girl Meets Boy, Girl falls in love with boy, Boy turns out to be a blood-sucking vampire. Yes Twilight is based around the forbidden love with a normal human girl, Bella, and a blood sucking 100-year-old vampire, Edward. (Who doesn’t eat, sleep, age further than his 17-year-old form, can read minds and has no fangs, disappointingly. Oh and did I mention he is a “vegetarian” vampire?) The film follows their relationship as Edward tries to spend time with Bella while ignoring his lustful need to kill her at every moment. The story goes through the normal meeting the parents; Edwards’s family consists of 6 other self-proclaimed vegetarian vampires. (They only drink animals’ blood). Of course the story takes a twist when three nomadic and human drinking vampires arrive on scene, one that is determined to kill Bella. Edward by now is hopelessly in love with Bella, as is Bella in love with Edward, and so the film races on with Bella’s life at stake.
One of the most awaited films of the year, most movie-goers already knew the plot, characters, actors and ending off by heart, thanks to the commonly named book the film is based on, written by Stephanie Meyer. All in all the film did not massively disappoint the already die-hard twilighters. Director Catherine Hardwicke did a good job in keeping close to the book, while somehow managing to whittle down 554 pages to a two-hour movie. The previously rather unknown cast including actors such as Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Kristen Stewart (Panic Room), Peter Facinelli (Foxfire), Kellan Lutz (Stick it, Accepted and CSI), Nikki Reed (Thirteen), Jackson Rathbone (The OC), Ashley Green (Punk’d and Crossing Jordan) and Elizabeth Reaser (Grey’s Anatomy) are all now well known as the Cullen Family.
The film boasted an impressive soundtrack such Muse and Linkin Park. Actor Robert Pattinson also has two songs in the movie.
Overall the film grossed $367,160,734 worldwide, more than enough reason for the already signed sequel New Moon to start production, which has a planned realease date of 20 of November 2009 in the states.