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    Twilight

    The much anticipated “Twilight” was simply enchanting. Viewers will be mesmerized by the mysterious romance, and captivated by the artistic presentation.

    The movie was much better than the book, as the book was poorly written with drawn out scenes and superfluous descriptions. On the other hand, this movie flowed quickly as unnecessary parts of the story were cut out. Hence, the movie was probably a major disappointment for true “Twilight” fans.

    The adaptation left out some major events from the book, but overall the movie was better that way. Otherwise, the story would have been too long and unappealing to general audiences.

    The film eliminated the sentimental parts of the novel to create a well-balanced romance. “Twilight” has been referred to as a romance for 12-year-olds, but that is not true. Because it is a love story, the movie is probably more enjoyable for girls.

    Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart), a high school teenager, falls in love with the mysterious Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). The problem is that Edward is a vampire who must fight his natural bloodthirsty needs to be with his soul mate. In fact, Edward describes Bella’s scent as his “personal brand of heroin.” That was probably the cheesiest line in the movie, but the rest of the romance is alluring for any girl.

    Edward Cullen may be “dreamy,” but Pattinson did a poor job acting. His actions were unnatural, and almost made me laugh at times. Stewart, however, did a fantastic job playing her role; she portrayed all her emotions very realistically. The other characters, mainly Edward’s vampire family, were entertaining to watch. According to the book, the vampires possessed an unexplainable beauty, and the actors were indeed fascinating onscreen.

    The best scene in the movie was undoubtedly when Edward’s family takes Bella out into the forest for a game of baseball. With thunder in the background and photogenic scenery, it was visually spectacular.

    Overall, the whole film was delightful to watch. It is easy to enjoy the pleasant nature scenes, complete with forests, mountains, and waterfalls, and complimented with a fitting soundtrack. Director Catherine Hardwicke did a great job piecing together all the scenes, resulting in a rich experience.

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