A few days ago, I asked a few tough questions about the way Summit Entertainment is marketing their upcoming best seller adaptation Twilight. I was perplexed, because the marketing had not yet given me much in the way of how the film will play out tonally. Is it a vampire movie that happens to involve teenagers who fall in love, or is it a teenager love story that just happens to have some vampires? In my mind, there is a chasms difference between the two, at least when it comes to making a film.
This afternoon, Yahoo! Movies revealed the first full trailer for the film, which seems to show us a bit more. For those 25 people who haven’t read the book and become web-stalkers of author Stephenie Meyer, here is what I gather: Bella (Kristen Stewart) is in love with Edward (Robert Pattinson), but Edward is a vampire. Edward would rather just be a mortal so that he can love up Bella, but his fellow vampires aren’t down with that. A battle ensues. It’s pretty simple. And judging from this trailer, Twilight appears to deliver a decent balance between love story and vampire-on-vampire-on-human action. Have a look for yourself below:
As I said, I am still going to be abstaining from reading the books until the film comes out. This way I can provide the oblivious fan perspective, while our resident Twi-guy Cole Abaius compares the film with the book from the perspective of the 14-year old girl that he is. I am also not saying that the book isn’t worth reading — I just prefer the social experimentation of it all. In the interest of journalism, I will sacrifice my possible enjoyment of the book.
That said, I am very interested to hear what all of you think of this trailer. Twilighter or not, how do you feel about the first Twilight trailer?
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