Twilight In the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's teen-vampire sensation, Robert Pattinson is as dreamy as James Dean after a visit to Project Runway 's L'Oréal… Twilight In the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's teen-vampire sensation, Robert Pattinson is as dreamy as James Dean after a visit to Project Runway 's L'Oréal…
Movie on DVD Review

Twilight (2009)

Twilight | VAMPIRE'S KISS: Rob Pattinson and Kristin Stewart pale around
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VAMPIRE'S KISS: Rob Pattinson and Kristin Stewart pale around
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 21, 2009; DVD Release Date: Mar 21, 2009; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance; With: Kristen Stewart; More

In the big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's teen-vampire sensation, Robert Pattinson is as dreamy as James Dean after a visit to Project Runway's L'Oréal Paris makeup room. But he's also a neck biter without bite. There's no threat of violence or sex beneath his haunted good looks. And that's a pretty big obstacle for any vampire movie to get around (although apparently not big enough to prevent it from being a huge box office hit). Stewart is memorably moody as Bella, but the story is repetitive and corny where it should be romantic. Twilight is like The Lost Boys, if The Lost Boys were rewritten by a ninth grader who dots her i's with hearts. The EXTRAS on the two-disc edition include an extensive page-to-screen making-of doc and a smattering of extended and deleted scenes with more flirting and smooching. B–

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Originally posted Mar 18, 2009 Published in issue #1040 Mar 27, 2009 Order article reprints
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