Twilight is the movie adaptation of the novel Twilight, the first book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. Starring Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, it was released November 21, 2008 in North America and December 11, 2008 in Australia. It was released on DVD March 21, 2009, and it is rated PG-13 in the US and 12 in the UK. It was directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
“I'd never given much thought to how I would die."
"But dying in the place of someone I love seemed like a good way to go.” — Bella narrating the opening line
Isabella "Bella" Swan lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her mother Renée and step-father Phil, who is a minor-league baseball player. Phil gets transferred to play baseball in Florida, so they decide to live there but Bella decides to live with her father, Charlie; who is the chief of police in Forks, Washington. Bella moves to Forks and is greeted by Charlie's friend, Billy Black, and Billy's son, Bella's childhood friend, Jacob Black. Charlie purchases a truck from Billy as a homecoming gift for Bella.
Bella meets people at Forks High School on her first day, students including Mike Newton, Eric Yorkie, Jessica Stanley, Tyler Crowley and Angela Weber. At the cafeteria, Bella learns about the strange Cullen family, five teenage-adult foster kids adopted by Carlisle, a young doctor in the community; who is 23 years old and married to Esme.
In Biology, Edward, one of the Cullen "kids”, seems completely disgusted with Bella and he goes away one second before the bell rings. She yearns to confront Edward but he is absent for a week. When he returns, he seems friendly and kind towards her, explaining that he was gone for "personal reasons". Much to Bella's surprise, Edward's black eyes have turned golden brown.
At the parking lot, Tyler's van goes out of control and is about to crush Bella. Edward, who is sitting by his car, across the lot, far away from Bella, moves quickly and stops the van with his hand, leaving a huge dent in the van's door.
Bella tries to get Edward to tell her how he stopped the van, but he warns her against befriending him, and that he might be a bad guy. The next day, their class goes on a field trip where she declines Mike's invitation to prom, and Edward relentlessly dodges her questions.
As Bella goes with Angela and Jessica to Port Angeles for dress shopping, Bella goes off by herself to find a book on Quileute legends. Soonafter that, she runs into a dangerous gang about to make their move on her before Edward unexpectedly appears to stop them. Edward and Bella later have a deep conversation regarding his ability to hear people's thoughts and his inability to read her mind, confessing it as "very frustrating". In the meantime, a close friend of Charlie's is found dead in his boat.
Bella uses her book and finds a website about vampires when searching 'The Cold One' on Google. The website shows details about vampires and the descriptions she read match Edward's characteristics. Upon realizing what he is, she confronts him the next day in a clearing in the woods nearby. Instead of being scared of the truth, she just bravely accepts him for what he is: a vampire.
Edward and Bella fall in love and openly show their relationship. Eventually, he introduces her to his vampire family: Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Emmett and Rosalie. Soon, the pair realize their love for each other is so strong and he hopes to never lose control when he is around her.
Later on, Bella is offered a chance a human rarely or never gets: to assist a baseball game between vampires. The game goes apparently well, until Alice sees a vision of three nomadic vampires that have been involved in the killings in Forks lately approaching. Edward and Bella prepare to leave, but it's too late. James, a tracker vampire, is intrigued by Edward's protectiveness over a human and wants to hunt Bella for sport. Carlisle tells James, Laurent, and Victoria to leave after James' outburst. However, he wants to kill Bella, and plots a plan to get rid of the Cullens and eat her. Knowing about the plan, the Cullens split up Edward and Bella to save her life. Edward, Emmett, and Rosalie find out James has figured out the truth and has escaped. Esme and Rosalie stay behind to protect Charlie while Edward, Emmett, and Carlisle go to Phoenix where Bella is hiding in a hotel with Alice and Jasper.
James calls and lies to Bella that he has caught her mother and will kill her if Bella doesn't come to a ballet studio alone. Alice, who can see the future, gets to know something terrible will happen in a dark ballet studio. When Jasper and Alice are in the hotel lobby, Bella ditches them and takes a taxi and goes to the studio, where she gets bitten by James on the wrist while he is fighting Edward.
James is burned to ash by Emmett, Jasper and Alice, and Edward sucks the venom out of Bella's system, which stopped her transformation. She awakes in the hospital and recovers with her mother by her side. In the end, Edward and Bella attend their high school prom and she asks him to turn her into a vampire to be with him forever, but he kisses her instead. Bella decides to enjoy the evening, but is determined to become a vampire to be with him. The film ends with James's lover, Victoria, secretly watching the pair dancing and swears revenge.
The Swans and the CullensEdit
|Kristen Stewart||Bella Swan||November 16, 2007|
|Robert Pattinson||Edward Cullen||December 11, 2007|
|90px||Peter Facinelli||Carlisle Cullen||February 12, 2008|
|90px||Elizabeth Reaser||Esme Cullen||February 13, 2008|
|90px||Ashley Greene||Alice Cullen||February 12, 2008|
|90px||Kellan Lutz||Emmett Cullen||February 12, 2008|
|90px||Nikki Reed||Rosalie Hale||February 12, 2008|
|90px||Jackson Rathbone||Jasper Hale||February 14, 2008|
|90px||Billy Burke||Charlie Swan||February 21, 2008|
|90px||Sarah Clarke||Renée Dwyer||February 21, 2008|
|90px||Matt Bushell||Phil Dwyer||April 8, 2008|
|90px||Catherine Grimme||Young Bella|
|90px||Cam Gigandet||James Witherdale||February 8, 2008|
|90px||Rachelle Lefèvre||Victoria Sutherland||February 12, 2008|
|90px||Edi Gathegi||Laurent Da Revin||February 21, 2008|
The Quileute TribeEdit
|90px||Taylor Lautner||Jacob Black||February 21, 2008|
|90px||Solomon Trimble||Sam Uley||March 5, 2008|
|90px||Gil Birmingham||Billy Black||February 21, 2008|
|90px||Krys Hyatt||Embry Call|
|90px||Michael Welch||Mike Newton||February 11, 2008|
|90px||Justin Chon||Eric Yorkie||February 7, 2008|
|90px||Anna Kendrick||Jessica Stanley||February 7, 2008|
|90px||Christian Serratos||Angela Weber||February 21, 2008|
|90px||Gregory Tyree Boyce||Tyler Crowley||February 21, 2008|
|90px||Ned Bellamy||Waylon Forge||April 12, 2008|
|90px||José Zúñiga||Mr. Molina||April 12, 2008|
|90px||Trish Egan||Shelly Cope|