Guest reviewer says ‘Twilight’ movie disappointing

Amanda Chadwick

“Twilight,” starring Kristen Stewart as Bella and Rob Pattinson as Edward, opened last Friday. If you have not heard of it already, the story line follows young Bella Swan as she moves to a new town and falls in love with the local vampire Edward Cullen. The movie, based on Stephanie Meyers’ best seller, had fans waiting outside theatres in the cold hours before the midnight release. With sold-out midnight releases all across the country, Twilighters had been waiting for this movie all year, and hoped it would be just as amazing as the books. So the question is, did Twilight live up to all the hype?

In my opinion, the movie was a bit of a disappointment. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a fan so no matter what they would have put up on the screen I would have found a way to like it. Director Catherine Hardwicke was true to the book. The essence of each of the characters was kept in tack well. Alice was graceful and bubbly, while Jacob was young and swooning for Bella. All the key scenes were there as well. The first time Edward and Bella met in the Biology room, and of course vampires playing baseball.

With that being said, here is what went wrong. The movie was rushed, 498 pages into 2 hours just seemed exhausting. Things like blood typing, and key conversations between Bella and Edward were left out. If you had not read the books, I am sure it was hard to see where this love of theirs stemmed from. The scene Twilighters were dying to see was the meadow scene, which Edward shows himself in the sun, and his skins glistens like a thousand diamonds all over his body. This was the biggest disappointment for me. The special effects were limited and the entire idea of him taking her to “his” meadow was skipped over.

Overall though, after waiting out my own time in the cold I left the theatre feeling hope. While Stewart’s performance of Bella was astounding, Pattinson’s performance as Edward was not quite the same. Even though his awkward movements and creepy stares eventually grew on me, he still has room to improve. Which is exactly what he better do for “New Moon,” Summit released Saturday that they will continue and make the sequel.

So yes, people, we can hope for better next time.