I am one of the few still-standing teenage girls not obsessed with Twilight. At my school, there are girls who actually think Edward Cullen, the hot vampire in the book/movie, exists. There are also Facebook groups about him. And I swear fifty girls from the senior class alone went to the midnight showing Thursday despite the fact that there were a ton of tests the next day.
The movie follows Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), a junior who just moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington to live with her father (Billy Burke). Bella meets a dreamy vampire, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), who has the need to protect her. His natural instincts tell him to drink her blood, but his heart tells him to love her forever. Oh, and then there are these bad vampires who try to kill Bella, making it so Edward has to save her.
I was pressured to read the best-selling series the movie was based on by Stephenie Meyer. I refused until I lost a bet. I made it through half the book before I put it down. The problem I had with the book was the same I had with the movie. How’s this for annoying: “Bella, I can’t be with you, because I’m dangerous. You have to get away from me.”
And then Bella, who isn’t particularly bright if you ask me, says to the guy who said he’s going to kill her, “It’s okay, Edward, I trust you.”
“No, Bella. We can never be together.”
Over and over. That is why I put the book down.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate the entire plot, but I hated Edward Cullen for the first half of the movie. He’s the most annoying guy ever; I don’t know how any girl — fictional or real — can possibly find him appealing. Although between you and me, Robert Pattinson got hotter and hotter as the movie went on and on. After a while, Edward becomes actually bearable and a bit fun and the plot is okay. Plus, when the evil vampires came after Bella, the special effects totally rocked.
I actually didn’t want to see the movie at all, but my twin sister looked so cute. She sold me on the fact that Kristen Stewart was in the movie and I think Kristen is a great actress. All of the actors in the movie did a great job, especially Kristen and Robert and that was one of the main reasons I am happy I spent ten dollars on this movie.
Twilight has already grossed 70 million and the sequel has been green-lighted. Although I’m sure all the diehard fans are screaming, I’m still not quite sure I’ll go. The acting was great and the special effects were awesome, but I’m still not sold on Twilight.