I am not a Twilight fan, didn’t read the books, and not about to from the look of the first Twilight movie. Plus I’m not exactly the intended target market for the genre, so I went into the movie just being curious with about the hype, with a pretty low expectation, and it still exceeded it in the negative way.
What I did check out before this film was its trailer, and it was a pretty good trailer I have to say. Good tension, suspense, and a promise to gain more insight to both the vampire and werewolf worlds. In the actual movie, the tension and suspense wasn’t anything already touched upon by the trailer, and the insight to the vampire world was just a few “big brother” figures that lacked depth. The werewolf world was even worse, it was illustrated with a few seemingly reckless and unnecessarily half naked juvenile men.
The story seemed to be split into three parts, characterised by Bella and Edward, Bella and Jacob, Edward is back. The poor acting notwithstanding, the first part was alright, with solid pace and tension. It all went downhill in the second bit, where the plot disappears into a stuttering development of intimacy between Bella and Jacob. On top of that, the frequent appearances of topless men made it painful to watch. The story was giving Jacob every opportunity to strip, which was probably what the target market wanted, but by the end of it, any suspension of disbelief had disappeared. Once Edward’s involvement, the plot seemed to make more sense a bit, and as expected, it ended on a cliff hanger.
All in all, it wasn’t a great watch, quite a waste of time, but I guess it was only made for the truth fans anyway.