Excerpt: While perusing through my issue of Entertainment Weekly last summer, I came across an article on an author by the name of Stephenie Meyer. I hadn’t heard the name before, but I was vaguely familiar with the series of vampire books that was (and had been) taking the country by storm for the last few...
Excerpt: Imagine this scenario: Your daughter, somewhere in the realm of her sweet sixteen, brings home a new boyfriend. He looks a little off, and your daughter states, “Mom, dad, this is Edward. He’s the coolest. Oh, and he runs around the forest sucking the life out of deer because he’s a vampire!
Excerpt: Bella Swan has always been a little bit different never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change.
Conclusion: 'Twilight' is one of those pop culture phenoms that's probably inexplicable to most, but has hit its target tween audience smack dab in the center of their heads. I found it to be an inoffensive teen vampire romance, if something I couldn't really sink my teeth into as a 38-year-old adult.
Excerpt: Isabella Swan (Kristen Stewart), known as Bella to everyone, leaves her mother in Arizona to live with her father Charlie (Billy Burke) in Forks, Washington. At the local high school, Bella is intrigued by a group that seem aloof from the rest – and in particular Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
Excerpt: Twilight would be the same movie with or without vampires. Edward is attracted to Bella because she smells delicious, but he could just as easily have been attracted to her because she’s really super-hot.
Excerpt: An adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's insanely popular novel about a tormented teenage vampire and the plucky heroine who loves him, Twilight has a lot of unattractive baggage for audience members who haven't already given over their hearts and loins to Meyer's young-adult series.