This week’s review will be on Twilight. Yeah Yeah I know, what am I doing going to see something like Twilight…well I didn’t, my wife Dawn did. So this week she will be the “guest reviewer”.

Hey all…This is Dawn Williams reporting live from Twilight central. I have just recently become a fan of the book series and while waiting for books 2-4 to arrive from, I figured I’d go see the movie. First of all, let me start by saying that this series has some hardcore fans and why it shouldn’t, the books are well written. That being said, I had very high hopes for the first of 4 films. I was very pleasantly surprised. There were a few misplaced plot changes and a bit of rearranging in comparison to the book, but overall it was a great offering.

Twilight is the love story of Isabella “Bella” Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson of Harry Potter fame). Seems simply enough, except for the fact that Edward is a vampire and Bella is not. Bella has recently moved to the town of Forks in Washington state to live with her father, Charlie (Billy Burke), the Chief of Police. The rain soaked town is the perfect place for Edward and his family/coven to live considering his family’s circumstances. Bella is soon intrigued with Edward’s beauty and grace, but can’t quite place why he doesn’t quite fit in. In addition to Edward, there are his “adopted” two brothers, Emmett (Kellan Lutz) and Jasper (Jackson Rathbone) and his two “adopted” sisters, Rosalie (Nikki Reed) and Alice (Ashley Greene). Edward’s father, Dr. Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinella) is the town’s doctor oddly enough. Carlisle along with his wife, Esme (Elizabeth Reaser) raise their children to be honorable, regardless of what they are. Not all vampires, it would seem, live by the same code as the Cullens, which lead us to the vagrant coven roaming the outskirts of the Cullen’s territory. Laurent (Edi Gathegi), James (Cam Gigandet) and Victoria (Rachelle Lafevre) are vampires to a science, predatory, vicious, and bloodthirsty and have discovered Bella. James, an excellent tracker, has locked onto Bella’s scent and is intent on making her a meal he plans to enjoy, but he must get through Edward and the Cullens first.

One would wonder if this love story will actually work, especially since Edward literally craves Bella’s blood. You will just have to go and see it for yourselves. I will say that no love story is ever good without a little twist, and there are plenty of those in this story. I give this movie 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. The running time is 2 hours. It was rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality. It was distributed by Summit Entertainment, LLC. It was directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Based upon the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers.

Vampires are great lovers until they bite you. Dee
When a girlie movie must be seen, let a girl review it.Ezo
Next weeks movie: Transporter 3

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