A Vampire in Love


I hadn’t actually intended to “spot” this film (or I would have included it in my January film spotting “in cinemas this month” summary), but I’ve changed my mind ;) I think maybe I’ll enjoy it even if it’s horrible ;-P

Twilight (USA/UK, 2008)

Polish Distributor: Monolith Films (9th January 2009)
Release Date (worldwide): 21st November 2008
Runtime: 122′
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart
Production House: Goldcrest Pictures, Maverick Films, Summit Entertainment, Temple Hill Entertainment
Plot: (from imdb)

Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy, plastic girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarried and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she didn’t expect much of anything to change. But things do change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen. For Edward is nothing like any boy she’s ever met. He’s nothing like anyone she’s ever met, period. He’s intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. In no time at all, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance - unorthodox because Edward really isn’t like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. Oh, and he hasn’t aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he’s immortal. That’s right - vampire. But he doesn’t have fangs - that’s just in the movies. And he doesn’t drink human blood, though Edward and his family are unique among vampires in that lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. Somehow or other, they will have to manage their unmanageable love. But when unexpected visitors come to town and realize that there is a human among them Edward must fight to save Bella? A modern, visual, and visceral Romeo and Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair - between vampire and mortal.


The sceptical part of me thinks that…
…this film is probably Hollywood at its worst, i.e. a really bad, commercial film with loads of annoying clichés. And I was reaaaally put off by the special effects in the trailer and people on the imdb boards confirm that they really look that bad in the film, not just on the trailer :]

The excited part of me thinks that…
I haven’t seen a really bad Hollywood piece of shit for ages - I’m getting out of touch with what they’re like and I kind of feel like seeing one ;) At the moment I probably have a better idea of what a bad Bollywood piece of shit looks like than a bad Hollywood one :] The last time I even went to see some conventional, commercial Hollywood films was in the summer I think - The Dark Knight and the third Mummy film. But I think those were relatively good pieces of clichéd Hollywood shit - I haven’t seen any bad ones for ages ;)
But more importantly there are other factors that excite me about this film :] One is that the plot sounds almost like fan fiction to me and I’ve always wondered what it would be like to bring fan fiction to the big screen ;)
But the most important reason I’m interested is Robert Pattinson. He’s one of the most ridiculous heartthrobs I know of ;) I’m not even sure how to explain his ridiculousness exactly, maybe it’s best to just introduce you to the wonderful world of Robert Pattinson interviews instead ;)
So check out this one on Jay Leno and here’s another one on Ellen.
And besides that, I kind of like him as an actor, so I’d quite like to see him in something other than Harry Potter :) (I really like him in that forest scene where he gets confronted about being a vampire)

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