Trailer Watch: Twilight Gets Sexier, More Action-Packed

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Twilight

As promised, last night saw the release of the second full-length trailer for the upcoming teen vampire drama Twilight. But as was not expected, the trailer was actually very good. I will admit that despite the fact that thousands of teen girls and TwiMoms flock to the pages of this site every time we type the word Twilight, I have not, at any point, been impressed with the film. Everything from the first teaser trailer to the footage shown to the screaming masses at Comic-Con indicated that this would be something more akin to shows we see on The CW than an intriguing piece of cinema. However, I am not afraid to admit that I am impressed with this final trailer — it sets up the relationship between Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) pretty well, and also delivers a more polished look at some of the film’s action.

Have a look for yourself below.

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One of the things that really sticks out to me here is the significantly less ‘Disney Channel-esque’ feel during some of the action toward the end of the clip. In a sense, Twilight is starting to look like a real movie. As well, this trailer finally gives us less of the brooding and longing looks and sets up the story a bit. Perhaps now it might catch the eye of folks who haven’t read the books — and yes, there are plenty of people who haven’t read the books. And to be honest, if this film has any chance of succeeding at the box office, it is going to have to reel in some of those people.

For those of you ready to pounce on my in the comment section, ponder this first: if Twilight didn’t have the crazy cult-ish following that it does now, and you were to see this trailer, wouldn’t it pique your interest just a little bit?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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