Sink Your Teeth into Twilight

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Bailey Cross writes, Grade: A-Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks…

Grade: A-Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard about the “Twilight Mania” involving just about every tween and teenage girl and her mother (and sister, and best friend, and even her brother). So what exactly is all of the mall-mobbing, girl-screaming, heart-throbbing, action-packed obsession about? The new Twilight movie of course! It all started back in 2007 when the Twilight Saga, four amazing, addicting books by Stephine Meyer, became wildly popular around the world. After millions of book sales, Twilighters were delighted to find out that their favorite book would be coming to the big screen on November 21, 2008. Twilight introduces you to Bella, an average seventeen year-old who is a magnet to danger. When Bella moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington, she expected her life to continue as normal- boring and predictable- until she met Edward Cullen. Bella knew at once that Edward was not a typical small town boy. The truth is, he and his family of six are “vegetarian” vampires, vampires who stick to a strict anti-human diet. As if that wasn’t enough, they are as far from your typical vampire as you can get. They are inhumanly beautiful, quick, strong, inviting, and, surprise, surprise, have no fangs. Bella and Edward quickly fall in love under strange circumstances. Bella, the very breakable human, tempts the indestructible Edward every second she is near him with her unique floral-smelling blood, making him want to kill the person he loves most. Eventually Edward learns to “enjoy the bouquet and not taste the wine” and becomes inseparable from Bella. When strange murders start occurring around the Forks area, the Cullens will do what ever it takes to keep Bella safe, even if it means sacrificing all they have worked for. This may seem like a cheesy romance, but this movie is packed with action sequences, tons of humor, and, yes, even a bit of gore towards the end. People all around the country are willing to wait in line for days to see Twilight. Two weeks before the movie came out in theaters over 700 midnight showings were completely sold-out nation wide. “They left out a few scenes from the book, but the movie was amazing!” said Jessie Creta, age 13 of Thornton. “The movie stayed true to the book while at the same time brought the characters to life. I would recommend it to everyone, even a random stranger off the street!” said her sister, Taiwin Creta, age 15. “I’ve read the books so many times and I can’t wait to see the movie. I know it’s going to be sweet! The cast that they chose to play the characters in the movie are perfect, and it looks like it’s going to be really close to the book. I can’t wait!” said Laurel Nordquist, age 12 of Thornton. Girls are not the only ones who are anxious to see the new Twilight movie. “It looks like a cool action/ suspense/ thriller movie. I haven’t read the books, but I still want to see it.” Isaiah Shriner, age 12 of Thornton said. For those of you who want the full Twilight experiance, take a few moments to read the book by Stephine Meyer before you see the movie in theaters. “Stephine Meyer is the Shakespeare of vampire stories, and Twilight is deffiently her modern-day Romeo and Juliette with a slight bloodsucking twist.” said Juliette Jimenez, age 11 of Thornton. So to sum it all up, if your ready to see an action-packed, romantic, thrilling, and sometimes scary movie that’s suitable for both girls and guys, be sure to sink your teeth into Twilight, in theaters November 21. For more information on the books or the movie, visit www.stepheniemeyer.com. Warning: This movie is rated PG-13 for some violence (they are vampires after all!) and a brief kissing scene.

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