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Twilight (2008) Movie Review


Twilight – Movie Review

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg (Screenplay)

Writer: Stephenie Meyer (Novel)


  • Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
  • Robert Pattinson (The Batman)
  • Billy Burke (Drive Angry)
  • Sarah Clarke (24)
  • Taylor Lautner (Abduction)

Plot: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.

Runtime: 2 Hours 2 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Twilight starts when Bella (Stewart) moves to a new small town to live with her father Charlie (Burke). She must get used to a new school and meets the different residents including the mysterious Cullen family.

As Bella starts to get to know Edward Cullen (Pattinson), a romance starts to blossom. However, she is surprised to learn that he is part of a family of vampires who live in peace. When a rival vampire gang arrives in the area, the Cullens must do everything they can to move them out and protect the humans, including Bella.

Verdict on Twilight

Twilight is the start of the fantasy romance juggernaut that took over the world. It follows a new girl in a small town that finds herself getting caught up in the middle of a battle between vampires. She falls in love with one another and learns how much they will do to help save them.

The easiest way to describe this movie is Romeo and Juliet with vampires. A forbidden love story between a human and a vampire that spirals out of control. This does create the typical high school dynamics and ends up going down a path of wanting to live in a world where high school romance is the best you will ever have. Outside of the high school side of things, we see the supernatural battle between vampires in the world.

Final Thoughts Twilight is an entertaining high school vampire romance movie.

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