Twilight | Teen Ink


November 30, 2008
By Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
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“Twilight”, an eerie love story based on the bestselling novels by Stephanie Meyer, is a captivating film that draws in its audience from the very beginning. The movie follows the story of Bella Swann (Kristen Stewart) after moving from sunny Arizona to the miserable little town of Forks to live with her dad, Charlie. She expects next to nothing from the move, save for same, gut-wrenching disappointment that caused her mother to leave Charlie seventeen years ago. All that changes on her first day of school, when she meets Edward (Robert Pattinson), her impossibly handsome lab partner who's hiding a terrifying secret: He's not entirely…human. By the time Bella realizes this, she's already fallen hard for the vamp, giving the story a modern twist on the forbidden romance of Romeo and Juliet.

Co-stars Pattinson and Stewart slip into their roles with seamless precision. Pattinson portrays Edward perfectly, making his inner struggle known to the audience; often with no words at all. Stewart, in turn, is the perfect image of Bella: just as beautiful as she is unsure of herself and everything that she stands for. Their chemistry on-set makes the love they have for each other seem tangible, to point where it feels like the audience is intruding on their most treasured memories.

Twilight, one of my favorite books for the last two years, has suddenly become one of my favorite movies as well. It's the perfect remedy for a broken heart, the kind of movie that makes you feel good even on the rainiest of days. The movie brings to life all the typical struggles of teen life, while simultaneously making you wish you lived in Forks after all.

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This article has 47 comments.

Me Beth said...
on Dec. 4 2008 at 12:40 pm
Outstanding Katie! The article captured me with the opening sentence. Details are layed out in a logical and non-repetitve manner. I am usually a "skimmer" of written text, but I read every word.

Greg said...
on Dec. 4 2008 at 1:08 am

This review was sooooo good, nice job! I gave it 5 stars. It gave me a completely different look on the movie, i'll definately give it a second shot. You're such a good writer and you're going to go so far with writing.

"Shoot for the moon. Even if u miss you will land among the stars." -Les Brown

on Dec. 3 2008 at 10:41 pm
This could have been in Slate! or NYTimes! Hope to see you there someday, Katie!

on Dec. 3 2008 at 10:25 pm
Hey Katie!! Your article was very descriptive and was written very well. It was fabulous and you are well on your way to becoming famous!!

mrsferris said...
on Dec. 3 2008 at 2:53 pm

I enjoyed reading your review. I haven't seen the movie yet but I am looking forward to it

Mrs. Ferris

on Dec. 3 2008 at 1:55 pm
Great Article Katie! I really enjoyed it.

soccrmom said...
on Dec. 3 2008 at 3:55 am
One of the best film critiques I've read in a long time. Katie's clear, concise, yet descriptive commentary was exceptional -- outstanding for a young writer. Kudos to Katie.