Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm risking my life basically writing this review. The fans will surely burn me at stake. I was totally disappointed watching it, because I kinda like the novel. But movies and books are different medium, and in the hand of wrong director it becomes disaster.

Seventeen-year-old Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart) moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie (Billy Burke), after her mother remarries. She is quickly befriended by many students at her new high school, where she is intrigued by a mysterious boy named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). She finds out that Edward and his family are actually vampires. Bella is stuck between the world she doesn't completely understand. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer.

Let me put it bluntly:
The dialogue is so awkward, the acting is so bland, and the storyline is not up to its hype. People should just read the novel instead. The novel itself is actually nice, but I won't even compare it to other teen novels like Harry Potter for example. Stephanie Meyer is definitely not J.K Rowling, and it shows how she managed to built new species of Vampires whose not afraid with crosses, sunlight, and cannot be killed by stake to the heart. They are pale immortals with supernatural powers, and glitters when the sunlight hit them. But the movie itself is incredibly boring ass movie. I had to sit in the theater with bunch of teeny-boppers and girls/women who were swooning over the beautiful vampires. Everytime Edward appeared on the screen, girls around the theater were squealing. I have to admit, most of the vampires are good looking -- but it wasn't enough to make me interested. It was the slowest 2 hours of my life.

The plot is very slow. I can think that the movie would be tons better if it was directed by someone else who understand how to handle box-office franchise. The camera works were so blah (although the view and cinematography were breathtaking - I give them a point there), the special effects were so-so, and don't get me start with the acting. They basically just...emote. And to tell the truth, the main characters a.k.a the heroine; Bella is not exactly likeable. She is absolutely pretty, yes. But pretty is not enough. I don't buy that as a new student, people were friendly towards her and immediately befriended her. She became the most popular girl in school? And she didn't even return the affection that her friends gave her. She basically just being emo all the time. Edward and Bella's obesession with each other just drove me nuts. Romeo and Juliet, they ain't. Personally, I don't see how an obsessive stalker is considered to be romantic -- but apparently a lot of people, including my nieces think so. Sorry, dears.

Rating: 3/10

Posted at 01:54 am by hanitje

amri Zikry
January 25, 2009   12:54 AM PST
dari pertama gue denger film ini mau rilis udh pesimis soalnya gue denger2 gosip bahwa novel ini di tolak sama studio movie macam wb,dll cuman sangking penasaran karna satu jakarta cerita film ini gue nonton deh di salah satu bioskop di pondok indah dan apa yg lo bilang itu bener han itu cewe2 satu cineplex kayak ngga pernah liat laki2 aja cape deh trus ide cerita sih kalo gue blg keren mau nunjukin sisi vampire yg masa kini tapi kalo liat muke vampirenya kayak pake bedak smua ya....haduh haduh...kalo sutradara nya sama buat sequelnya mending lupain aja deh film ini ....:P
HoneyBee Movies
January 18, 2009   01:32 AM PST
*jamming fork to thigh*
January 15, 2009   04:54 PM PST
i don't care what other people says about this movie!! I LOVE IT!!! EDWARDDD yummmmm!

Leave a Comment:


Homepage (optional)


Previous EntryHomeNext Entry

Welcome to HoneyBee Movies Addiction

Weather in Jakarta, Indonesia

The WeatherPixie

Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.


Welcome to my humble weblog, a place to quench your addiction of movies. Enjoy your stay. Sometimes it's okay to be addicted to movies. PS: Beware of my brash review and language. I have a crazy obsessive compulsive behavior of watching movies. I called it being passionate. LOL. Grab some popcorn, and have a nice day! By the way, you can click the boxes at each reviews to watch the movie trailers. Enjoy!

Other Blogs

  • Ketagihan Film (Indonesian Version)


    1-2 = What are you thinking? Don't watch this movie!

    3-4 = This is a bad movie, avoid it!

    5-6 = It depends on personal taste, but whatever

    7-8 = Pretty decent to good movie, watch it!

    9-10 = You have to watch this! It's good!

  • Movies From 0 to Z:

  • The 40-Year-Old-Virgin
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact

  • Australia
  • Amelie / Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain
  • Angels & Demons
  • Arisan! / The Gathering
  • Aeon Flux
  • Alfie
  • Abre los ojos / Open Your Eyes

  • Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction
  • Batman Begins
  • Batman: Dead End
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • The Black Stallion
  • The Brown Bunny
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Bewitched
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • The Break-Up
  • Broken Flowers

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Casino
  • Casino Royale
  • Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cloverfield
  • Catwoman
  • Corpse Bride
  • Constantine
  • The Constant Gardener
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • El crimen del Padre Amaro/The Crime of Father Amaro
  • Crank
  • Crash
  • Click
  • The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince Caspian

  • The Dark Knight
  • Dreamgirls
  • De ja Vu
  • Death At A Funeral
  • The Departed
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Disco Pigs
  • Diner
  • Derailed
  • Dogma
  • Donnie Darko
  • Der Untergang / Downfall
  • Domino
  • Doom
  • Danny the Dog / Unleashed

  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • Eragon
  • Everything Is Illuminated
  • Empire of The Sun
  • Equilibrium
  • Empire Records
  • Elektra
  • Elizabethtown

  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Fargo
  • Fight Club
  • Failure To Launch
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Fantastic Four

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather II
  • The Godfather III
  • Gummo
  • Ghost World
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • A Good Woman
  • Grayson

  • Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Happy Feet
  • How To Make an American Quilt
  • Holes
  • A History of Violence
  • Mrs. Henderson Present
  • Heavenly Creatures

  • Il Mare / Siwoare
  • Imagine Me & You
  • Intimacy
  • In Her Shoes
  • Into The Blue
  • Inside Man
  • The Island

  • Juno
  • Junebug
  • Just Like Heaven

  • Keeping Mum
  • King Kong
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kinky Boots
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • El laberinto del fauno / Pan's Labyrinth
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Little Manhattan
  • Little Fish
  • The Lake House
  • Layer Cake
  • Lord of War
  • Luc�a y el sexo / Sex and Lucia

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Mysterious Skin
  • The Matador
  • Mimi wo sumaseba / Whisper of the Heart
  • La Marche de l'empereur / March of the Penguins
  • Memoirs of A Geisha
  • Must Love Dogs
  • MirrorMask
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  • Mission: Impossible 3 / M:i:III
  • Miami Vice
  • Memento

  • Night At The Museum
  • Napoleon Dynamite

  • On The Edge
  • The Omen: 666

  • Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Pirates of Caribbean: At World's End
  • Persepolis
  • Poseidon
  • Prime
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Pink Panther
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Prestige
  • P.S, I Love You

  • The Queen
  • Quantum of Solace

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Red-Eye
  • Requiem for A Dream
  • Rumor Has It...
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Romance X

  • Superman Returns
  • Secretary
  • Say Anything...
  • She's The Man
  • The Sentinel
  • Stage Beauty
  • Serenity
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Sky High
  • Syriana
  • Snakes On A Plane
  • The Science of Sleep / La Science des r�ves
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Smokin' Aces
  • Spider-Man 3

  • Terminator Salvation
  • Thank You For Smoking
  • Transformers
  • Training Day
  • Transporter 2
  • Trainspotting
  • Take The Lead
  • Thumbsucker
  • Twilight

  • Underworld: Evolution

  • Vanilla Sky
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • V for Vendetta

  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • Walk The Line
  • Whale Rider
  • The World's Fastest Indian
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Wanted
  • World's Finest
  • Wedding Crashers
  • War of The Worlds
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Were-Rabbit

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • X-Men: The Last Stand / X3 / X-Men III

  • You, Me, and Dupree


    If you want to be updated on this weblog Enter your email here:

    free counters
    rss feed


    My Popularity (by

    Custom Search