'Twilight': Romance aplenty, but little bite

  • Article by: Colin Covert , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 20, 2008 - 4:19 PM

The adaptation of the red-hot teen novel is high on atmosphere and sex appeal, yet strangely bloodless.

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rindalynNov. 20, 08 8:57 AM

Did you even read the book? There is no way someone like you would ever enjoy this movie so why in gods green earth did you review it?

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secondeyeNov. 20, 08 9:08 AM

There is a huge fanbase for these novels, and for Harry Potter, etc, but it's just great how they drive it into the public with these articles with catchy liners like "Unless you live under a rock you know what this is all about" implying that you're out of touch if you don't care about The Vampire O.C. And which one of them is the vampire again? Get some sunlight Kristen..

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theresa79Nov. 20, 08 9:29 AM

I hadn't read the books yet, but planned to. I'm also not in my teens. But I liked this movie a lot. It doesn't hurt that Robert Pattinson is unbelievably gorgeous, and the two stars do have great chemistry. Anyone who ever had young, kinda stupid love could relate to this movie. Or most straight women under 1000. They'll like this movie too. ;)

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securpoNov. 20, 0812:24 PM

Looks like a poor film.

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rosaliehaleNov. 20, 08 2:52 PM

Obviously you have not read ANY of Stephenie Meyer's books. Especially in the line "eroticism of abstinence." Also, there is no such age of adolescense where someone is vulnerable to falling for a vampire such as Edward Cullen. And it also becomes very apparent when you say that Edward Cullen is a bad boy that you have not read the books. E.C. is most definatly not a bad boy, he is the well matured nice guy from the 1700s. He doesn't know how to be a bad guy. If you want someone to play the bad-guy role, you should have chosen Jacob Black. I am also very surprised that you haven't gotten more angry comments about this article, considering this is a major obsession among my age group.

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colincovertNov. 20, 08 4:58 PM

The review doesn't call the character a bad boy, though. Really, check it again. I certainly respect differing opinions, but let's stick to the facts.

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badger1997Nov. 20, 08 5:48 PM

In response to comments here, you shouldn't have to have read the book to review or enjoy the movie. A movie based on a book should be able to be enjoyed and understood by people who've never even heard of the book that it's based on.

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badger1997Nov. 20, 08 5:50 PM

rosaliehale, did you even read the same review I did? Either you didn't read the review or you failed reading comprehension at whatever middle school it is you go to.

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pansophiaNov. 20, 08 8:23 PM

rosaliehale, did YOU actually read the books? Edward Cullen was born in 1901 which is most definitely not the 1700s.

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jvanwechelNov. 21, 0811:34 AM

from what I've seen of the trailer, and pictures this movie will not be on my must see list. Poor actor/actress choices. It's sad they've already decided to make the rest of the books into movies.

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