DLTK's Crafts for Kids - Movie Review

MPAA Rating: Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and a scene of sensuality)

A note from Leanne (mom):  This is definitely a 'teen movie'.  I spent a fair amount of my time trying not to chuckle as the girls oohed and ahhhed over cute boys and 'amazing' kisses.  I didn't enjoy the movie that much personally...  I get enough of attitude filled teenagers in my own home -- I don't need to watch them on the big screen.  But my husband and I did find it highly entertaining to watch the kids watch the movie!

Review by Tasha (Age 15) 

Rating:  4/5 

Tasha's Review:

If someone asked me to sum the movie Twilight up in just one word, I would simply tell them...  AMAZING!

This movie was by far the best movie I have ever seen.  I was already so hooked on the books: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, that when the movie finally came I was ecstatic. People everywhere around Canada and the US are still going on and on about how incredible the movie was, and I have to agree.

This movie is definitely a must see, and when it comes out on DVD I am buying it right away.  The characters chosen for the movie weren't exactly what I had thought they would have looked like, but they wowed me with their great acting and their believable vampire lifestyles. Robert Pattison (who plays Edward) did a wonderful job acting as if he was in pain whenever he was around Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart).  I loved the setting they used for the movie because unlike the actors chosen, it was exactly what I had imagined it.  It took place in Forks, Washington, and the lush green landscape and the rainy climate brought the whole movie together.

Although this was a great movie, I think that the special effects that they used were kind of cheesy. Whenever the vampires ran with their super speed it just didn't look right, and whenever Edward went into the sun (and was supposed to be sparkling and glowing), he ended up looking as if he was sweating quite badly.

All in all I would give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars because I am pretty sure that I could watch this movie 100 times and never get sick of it but I wish they'd spent more money on their special effects. I highly recommend this movie for anyone, but I strongly advise that you read the books first because they will add something special to your viewing experience.

Questions Tasha Answered Before Watching the Movie:

Is this a movie you are excited to see?

Yes this is definitely a movie I am excited to see!  Words cannot describe how excited I am to see this film.

Would you prefer to see it:

Questions Tasha Answered After Watching the Movie:

Was the movie as good as you thought it would be?

IT WAS AMAZING!! I went along with some friends who did not even want to read the books before, and after watching the movie, they are about as hooked as I am!

Would you talk with your friends about it?

Yes I certainly would and I still do.

Did you learn anything from it?

Only that I am way too obsessed with the books and this movie.


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Release Date:  November 21, 2008
Studio:  Summit Entertainment
Director:  Catherine Hardwicke
Melissa Rosenberg
Starring:  Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Cigandet, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene
Genre: Romance, Thriller
MPAA Rating:  Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and a scene of sensuality)