Twilight Trailer

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Unless you’re a frequent reader of young adult novels, you might not have heard of Twilight just yet, but the way things are going it will be tough to remain ignorant much longer. This is the first in a series of novels written by Stephenie Meyer (who just may be on the verge of becoming the next J.K. Rowling) about a group of vampires, and a seventeen year old girl who falls in love with one of them. Summit Entertainment (Step Up, American Pie, The Hottie and the Nottie) are turning the books into a movie franchise, and they are hoping it will be huge.

The first teaser trailer for Twilight has just hit the web (it will play in front of Speed Racer, apparently) and after watching it I found myself still wondering what all the excitement is about. Isn’t this basically just The Lost Boys but with a girl as the main character? Sure, vampire movies are bound to have some overlap, but I’m not sensing anything even remotely intriguing here. Director Catherine Hardwicke previously did Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown, which might lead you to believe she has a good understanding of youth culture. On the other hand, she also directed The Nativity Story. The screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter, The O.C., Step Up) and stars Kristen Stewart (Into The Wild, Undertow) and Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory from the Harry Potter movies). Does anyone else see potential in this trailer? Has anyone out there read the books?



  • I can’t speak as someone who hasn’t read the books but knowing the story, the characters and what is to come, I must admit that the trailer surprised me. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but the actors fit the roles much better than I expected. Obviously the tension isn’t there for the average viewer but the fangirls (I doubt many men have read the series) will immediately pick-up on the sexual tension that’ll run through the film.

    As for “The Lost Boys” connection…it’s not *really* warranted though you’re right, there’s a tiny bit of overlap in the stories in that they are both love stories.

  • I’ve never read the books, and am probably nowhere near being a member of their target audience, so it’s no big surprise that this trailer didn’t do a thing for me. Oh well.

  • I’ve read all 3 books, probably that´s the reason why I think the teaser is great. Before I was not convinced with Robert Patinson as Edward, but I loved to ear his voice and the way he acts in the teaser. Kristen looks exactly as I imagined Bella.

    The story is not very original, and it is written in a very simple way, but Stephenie Meyer imprints such a sexual tension between those two, that we can actually feel it while we are reading it. And above all, we can really relate with some of the characters. That´s always something cool.

    Besides, I always welcome fantasy movies. Of course some end up being disgusting, but I don´t think this will be the case.

    I’m sorry for my english, but I’m portuguese, so, I guess that is an excuse for possible mistakes.

  • ezailia

    I’m 29 and not a huge fan of fiction. However, my girlfriend (26) who absolutely loves Harry Potter ended up reading the Twilight series. She was so excited that I had to read them just to get her to stop nagging me. But OMG… I couldn’t put the books down. I read the first in one day. The next day I bought the other two books and read them both in the next two days. I became a little depressed after I finished the third and had nothing else to read until August. So yeah.. the series has definitely got something. I’m afraid I’m actually addicted now. This teaser trailer does not even come CLOSE to the potential the books have. Don’t let it fool you- check out the books. I guess only after you’ve read the books and you know the characters does this trailer excite you. However, there is so much more, so don’t be fooled by the trailer.

  • mich

    I think the teaser is great……. i guess i like it because i read the books …….. and once you have read them the teaser describes it so well

  • CNM

    I saw the teaser trailer and love vampire stories so I had to check out the books. I could not put them down! I read the first in a day and the second the next day and will be reading the third tomorrow. I am looking forward to this movie very much!

  • JJW

    I have read all three books, but I was not entirely impressed with the trailer. I honestly don’t believe that the actors chosen will be able to recreate the tension and powerful feelings that the book supplied. To those who are new to Twilight, please read the book first. It does Stephenie Meyer much more justice.

  • Rachel

    I read all three books in 2 days and loved them. I am 32 so I’m a little outside the target demo, but I could NOT put the books down. The chemistry between Edward and Bella in the novels is amazing…something that is a little hard to pull off in the written word. Since this is just a teaser trailer, I’ll hold off on too much judgement and wait to see the theatrical trailer. However, the first impression was that Edward was cast wrong. But, when I think of the actor as he played Cedric in the Harry Potter film, I think he will be great. Can’t wait!

  • I have read all 3 books and I must say they are 3 of the best books I have ever read!!!! I saw the trailer and loved it! I do think that Kirsten is good as Bella but I am not convinced that Robert Pattinson is the best Edward. I do like the way he speaks in the trailer as an articulate sophisticated person but I did not see him as Edward when I was trying to picture him.

  • KM

    I am in love with the series; I’m itching for August 2nd to come, for the next book. 72 more days! I think Kristen Stewart portrays Bella perfectly. At first glance this Robert Pattinson wasn’t doing it for me, but (like the crazed person I am) after the tenth time I looked over the cast he grew on me, I even picture him now as I read the books. I like the rest of the cast, the only thing that bothers me is Taylor Lautner, how will it happen for book two and three? Jacob Black is…not always going to look like Taylor right? Anyway as with all movies, the books they come from are way better. Read the books!

  • Victoria

    omg i freikin LOVE these books!!! i read twilight in 2 days and new moon in 3 and i am working on eclipse right now. these are the most amazing books and i hope she keeps writing them! i cant hardly wait for the movie!! ah edward cullen is amazing!!

  • BOMBeR “D”

    Hey I am a guy and am reading the series and I find it very interesting

  • I have read all three books twice and I read them in two days each. I love these books! They are by far some of the best books I have ever read!! And I plan on reading them again and again until Breaking Dawn comes out. They are the ultimate love story and very interesting! I am not usually into Science fiction, but I make an exception for these books! I recommend these books to everyone 12 and over. They are very good!!

  • Laura R.

    I absolutely love the books and I’ve broken the binding on all three, because I’ve read them so much. And honestly, there are parts of the trailer and other scenes that have leaked that don’t follow the book all that well. It surprised me, alot, but I will just have to wait until the movie comes out to make further judgment. And although I expected to be disappointed about the actors/actresses fitting the roles in the book, I was pleasantly surprised. They all fit their respective roles amazingly.

  • RR

    I’m 35 and my daughter raved and raved about these books. I saw the trailer and I finally broke down and read them and was VERY surprised. The books were great. I read all three in about 2 1/2 days. I loved them. All I have to say is read the book and you will be hooked.

  • Rainswhisperer

    As a teaser, i was even more excited. I can’t WAIT for this movie to come out. !!! Even if, i did picture Edward a little differently, i am really excited to see how Robert protrays him.

  • I love the Twilight books soooooo much!!
    They are my favorite,Im reading Breaking Dawn right now… so far,it’s amazing.

    I absolutly can not wait to see the movie,
    I told my boyfriend he had no choice but to see it with me. ahaha

    Robert Pattinson is the perfect Edward.

  • Taylor

    I can’t wait ’till the movie is out. I’ve never heard of it ’till last month when I browsing the library when I saw the first book. Since than I read only three books so far. Eclipse I have to wait for the librarian to order it. Breaking Dawn was quite thrilling and surprisingly downright humorus. I love the books so much, not the vampires but the relationship of Bella and Edward. I’m such a sucker of romances.

  • OMG! i cant even leave the house cause im to addicted to twilight i know i sound like such a freak but it is probably -definetley-the best book i have or ever read like ever. i have already ordered tickets to the open night of the movie . I CAN NO LONGER WAIT! i also love edward and my dream would be to have a guy exactly like him! i love you stephenie meyer.

  • Erica

    I LOVE this movie to death!!! Edward Cullen is my future husband and I don’t care if he’s a fictional character! He is awesome and no one can change that! The books were amazing and I cannot wait until the other movies come out! I LOVE TWILIGHT!

  • it is the best film that i have ever seen :X :X :X :X :X :X