Isabella ‘Bella’ Swan is a seventeen-year-old girl, who moves to Forks, a small town close to Washington coast, to stay with her father Charlie, after her mother remarries a minor association baseball player.She quickly gets friendly with many students, but later becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen and his family.

On the very first day of school, Bella sits near Edward in biology class.Edward is shown to look disgusted by Bella.Later, Bella almost gets smashed by a vehicle, but is rescued in the nick of time by Edward.However, he refuses to give an explanation of how he reached to Bella’s side so quickly, since he was standing quite some distance away. After some research, Bella finds out that Edward is a vampire, living on animal blood.The two fall in love, and Edward introduces Bella to his family.Later, some nomadic vampires appear, and James who is the ‘tracker’ among them, realizes that Bella is human.Consequently, he attacks Bella and bites her releasing his venom into her blood.If you want to catch the action that ensues in this truly unique love story, then catch Twilight video here.

Reviews :

Stephenie Meyer brought back the lure of vampire stories just when everyone thought that Bram Stoker’s Dracula had said the last words on it. And I must say that she has been very ably assisted by Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first silver screen version of her epic saga, Twilight.

Twilight is a movie that appeals with the sheer raw energy of its lead actors. Recreating the magic contained in a bestseller book is never an easy task, and credit must go to Catherine and the star cast for doing exactly the same. It hooks you from the very first scene, as Bella (Kristen Stewart) leaves for Forks to live with her father Charlie. The sunset in the background in the opening shots hints at something ominous, something out of place.

The ominous does set in, as Bella finds herself succumbing to the charms of Edward, the stunningly handsome vampire. After Twilight, Robert Pattinson would be remembered as the most handsome vampire ever. I knew Robert was a fine actor in making, the very day I saw his performance as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has proved it now!

Even the minor characters have pitched in with astounding performances, making it all look so real, so beautiful – a perfect love story. Elliot Davis has done a brilliant job as the cinematographer. Portland has never looked as beautiful, as alluring, as it does in Twilight. A cold chill creeps up to the spine when Edward confronts Bella in the woods. Almost all the scenes are shot with such precision and vision that it would be difficult to tear yourself away from the screen.

The haunting background score sets the perfect ambience for a love story between a suave vampire and a most earthy, beautiful human. The music trickles in every now and then, the most enticing scene is the one shot in a meadow. Even the wild blue flowers seemed to sway with the pouring music. Few minutes into the movie, and you know you have a blockbuster on your hands.

I knew that I was witnessing a love story like no other, as the dialogues seemed to imprint themselves in my brain. There is nothing that would make me forget the way Edward says – And so the lion fell in love with the lamb! You would be thoroughly perplexed about whom to praise – Stephenie Meyer for jotting it down, or Robert Pattinson for making it sound so true, so heart-tugging!

Simple love stories would be a passé after Twilight, as the love triangle would now have a ‘vampire – human – werewolf’ angle. Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black makes fewer appearances than in the book version of Twilight. It is a movie with innumerable scenes that you would rewind and watch over and over again. The baseball game, with thunder crashing down on the Cullens and Bella, is a scene you would simply fall in love with.

And, you know that the omens were true as James, Victoria and Laurent; arrive soon after. It was creepy to watch James (Cam Gigandet) smelling Bella and hunting her down to his very end. The agony of Edward and the damned-in-love attitude of Bella couldn’t have been done without Robert and Kristen. A story of epic proportions has been made even more fascinating by its silver screen avatar.

Release Date : 21 Nov, 2008
Cast : Kristen Stewart, Christian Serratos, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick
Genre : Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Fantasy
Awards : Won 3 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 53 nominations

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