Aroview: The first installment of the uber-popular book franchise (by Stephanie Meyer) sees lonely teenage girl Bella fall in love with Edward, a vampire in the body of a 17-year-old dreamboat, and risking everything - including her life - to be with him.
Faithful to the book, fans will not be disappointed, and will lap up the supernatural atmos, the 'emo' soundtrack and the swoony Robert Pattinson (and his hair gel), but dyed-in-the-blood vampire fans will likely find this a bit toothless. Dir. Catherine Hardwicke (THIRTEEN, LORDS OF DOGTOWN) bypasses her usual shock teen antics, instead providing a moody, brooding “American Gothic” version of Romeo and Juliet, or even Mills & Boon.
Average rating (Good Try). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
2 stars (Good Try) A teenage vampire outing, very sleek and Hollywood, this comes across more Harry Potter than True Blood in its primary appeal to the teenage-girl audience. It's not bad, but it's just not that interesting or original either.~Tom H
2 stars (Good Try) It is not credible that anyone could fall romantically for somebody that looks like Pattinson. For the amount of make-up that is used it should be the scariest film ever but it is a bit of a sop in that regard.~tubbs