A vampiric story of sorts, Innocence features a teenage girl who suspects that all is not right at her prestigious new school. A mix of visions, nightmares, and psychotic episodes all create a sufficiently eery atmosphere but somehow don’t really pique your interest. […]
The second half of the Breaking Dawn story concludes the 5-film run of the Twilight franchise.
Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is in many ways more interesting than Part 1, but it still feels rather weak. […]
As the story of Bella moves towards its finale, the franchise’s weaknesses accumulate. With Breaking Dawn, Part 1 being weaker than the previous Twilight films, the plot is often treading water, making this one of those films in serious need of a fast-forward button. […]
“Doesn’t he own a shirt?”
The third film in the franchise picks up where the second left off and carries the story onwards to the two-part finale. There is little that can be said about this film. It is neither particularly good nor particularly bad. But at least there are some memorable lines and scenes – things this franchise generally has very little of. […]
The first prequel to Twilight sets up the love-triangle this franchise is notorious for; and it throws werewolves into the mix.
The plot is a bit thin and disjointed, which makes this film slightly weaker than its predecessor. […]
I am going to re-watch and review the Twilight films for this blog, one by one.
The first Twilight film always felt like a decent if inconsequential teen drama to me; but in terms of impact on popular culture this franchise always punched way above its weight anyway. […]
Based on a novel for kids, this 1996 film is not really all that exciting, and probably too slow-paced for today’s children. […]
Another failed attempt by Hollywood to turn Young Adult Fiction novels into a money-printing machine. This film tries to tackle too much material at once, while at the same time trying to save some of the best bits for a sequel that never happened. The result is a mediocre film with a number of sub-par acting performances. […]
Cross-pollinating Twilight with Harry Potter, this half-baked novel adaptation is brought down by poorly scripted dialogue and glaring tonal inconsistencies. Seemingly unguided by the director, and saddled with lines that do not work on screen, the cast stumble through this film in search of a common tone, but fail. […]