Originally posted on another site on 3 January 2010.
I’m on holiday, which always means that I have more time to do things I normally wouldn’t – like watch DVD’s. And as it’s the Christmas holidays, it also means that it’s more than likely that I received a couple of DVD’s as presents, which I did. One of those movies was Twilight.
Of course, I had heard of the books and the movie, and I had heard a lot of conflicting reviews on both. However, I had no expectations about the movie and, apart from knowing it was connected to vampires, I had no idea what the story was about. In turn, I didn’t have an advanced feeling that it would be good or bad, I was 100% neutral. This meant that when the movie started, I was able to view the story unfolding before me through my own eyes, instead of being biased by what others thought.
Not having read the books, I have no idea how true the movie was to the books…and I don’t care about that either, as I don’t intend to read them. The movie, for me, was OK. If I were to rate it out of five, I’d give it a three. It wasn’t terrible or unwatchable, but it wasn’t a great movie that will be watched over and over again either. It was a movie that I enjoyed at the time, but it didn’t make a lasting impression on me.
The main male character was strange to look at. I believe this was deliberately done, but I found it a bit distracting. The main female character was ordinary and I mean that in a good way. She wasn’t some Hollywood glamour queen, she was a normal looking human being and that made the movie all the better.
The plot is an old one. It’s been done plenty of times before. But I enjoyed it anyway. The graphics were good, there was enough action to make it exciting and I always like the romantic side of a story so I wasn’t disappointed there. Having said that, I felt that the love between these two people was too quick and not powerful enough.
I don’t really have a lot to say about it. As movies go, it was a good way to pass a few hours after a busy day, but I’m glad I didn’t pay to see it.