Saturday, January 9, 2010
Based off Stephenie Meyer’s like-titled book, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) find each other in the town of Forks, SE. Bella quickly learns that Edward is no normal high school boy of 17 but an immortal vampire who is only one of the immortal vampires living in this wink of a city. Edward introduces Bella to a whole cast of fantasy figures including a few dodgy human hunters that any serious boyfriend would have better avoided. Needless to say, Bella becomes the dodgy vampire’s prey and an exciting chase ensues. The soundtrack includes two songs written and performed by Robert Pattinson and features Supermassive Black Hole by Muse. The musical overtones of the movie harmonize with the new age love story, alluring to a dark but hopeful resolution. This may not be a great film and cannot be confused with a classic but it entertains and offers a bit of eye candy. I give this film three and half stars out of five for the cliché lessons on love yet its power to bring the vampire back into pop culture.