The most striking aspect of the Twilight movie experience is the ride. Fast and dramatic, fierce and touching, Twilight treats for audiences regardless of their awareness of Stephenie Meyer's books.
Twilight has hit the screens and although SheKnows saw the film last week, it is still reverberating through our system.
Faithful page to screenFans have been fantastic, with the review embargoed until release day; the only people to share this new found treasure are the fans in the anonymous world of the blogosphere. I have the fever as viciously as anyone following the books. Why can one film achieve such a feat?
The story is that good. Twilight is much more than a vampire love story.
First, audiences meet Bella. She has moved to the Pacific Northwest to live with her dad after her mom and her boyfriend follow his baseball dreams across the country.
Bella is a high school junior and feels every bit the outcast walking into her new school. Then, she meets Edward.
Meyer's vision achievedCasting is another coup for Meyer and her hopes of a big Hollywood blockbuster series. Kristen Stewart was cast as Bella first and screen tests were done to determine the Edward. As soon as Robert Pattinson rolled around with Stewart, Hardwicke knew she had her vampire.
Witnessing the finished project, Pattinson and Stewart are Edward and Bella. Readers of the series should feel bloody fantastic about the fact that their fantasy story so close to their hearts is about as faithful as a book to film has been in a long time. Yes, I'm talking to you Harry Potter!
After speaking with friends who have read the book and clued them into how this review was going to go, they all marveled at the minute details in the film that were the very elements of the book that had charmed them into spending an entire weekend inhaling Meyer's vision of vampire love.
Batter up!There is a joy to the film as well.
The discovering of young love, sure, but scenes such as the famous baseball scene from the book are executed with such flawless fun - the audience is moved to cheer.
The facets that make it compelling for that segment is actually what pulls the viewer into Hardwicke's Twilight world. Two people, much as Romeo and Juliet accomplished before them, from two sides of the world that share one vision – love and a shared future.
Both have mountains of obstacles in the way, yet still pursue because of the unyielding pressure of the heart.
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