Twilight (2008)

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All the way from Phoenix, 17-year-old high school student Isabella “Bella” Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to Forks—a small town on the Washington coast, to live with her father, Charlie. Forks, an exact opposite of Phoenix which is part of the sunny Arizona, mostly has a cold and wet climate. Bella easily finds several friends at her new high school. She then meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), one of the mysterious Cullen siblings whom Bella gets intrigued with. Bella was surprised with the unfamiliar attention from the male students in her school, but was more surprised with the attention from the handsome Edward whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. After some awkward meet ups, where Bella and Edward couldn’t seem to stand each other, the two unlikely souls develop a passionate relationship. However, the relationship between the soulmates turns no ordinary as theirs is a dangerous forbidden romance—one is human and the other…immortal.

Based on the popular novel of Stephanie Meyer “Twilight”, this film is a fantasy romance involving a human girl who unconditionally fell in love with a protective and seductive modern day vampire. Like most of the other novels turn into movies, the Twilight movie is far from being perfect, yet, solid enough as an adaptation of the book. With actors who are not quite popular, it is surprising at first that the movie became a hit. Thanks to the compelling lead performances of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson that made the teens go crazy over their mesmerizing loveteam. But, take note that this is not just for teens, a lot of women of all ages also fell in love with this film. Perhaps, it is because many could still relate to the fear and fascination of first love.

In all fairness, I am a fan of this supernatural love story. With all the so-good-looking Cullens, lovely soundtrack, and the twists it has, the film is entertaining and interesting. I also like Edward’s line, “And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.” Twilight, like other great love stories, has the ability to touch the soul and speak to the heart. It is like a modern Romeo and Juliet, with a familiar plot, but still has the capability of drawing your attention and appreciation into the story. The film will remind you of that feeling when you first encounter first love, when you met that someone you thought you hate and wouldn’t want ever in your life, but ends up being a permanent part of you and the reason why suddenly everything becomes full of light even when the world gets dark.

Twilight (2008)
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