|"I want to chomp into your throat and watch you bleed out on the floor..." - Kevin Murphy|
|Riffers||Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett|
|Series||The Twilight Saga|
|Date Released||April 21, 2009|
Twilight is the first installment of the Twilight film series, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name. This film focuses on the development of the relationship between Bella Swan (a teenage girl) and Edward Cullen (a vampire), and the subsequent efforts of Cullen and his family to keep Swan safe from a coven of evil vampires. RiffTrax released their commentary in April 2009.
Synopsis and Preview
Seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan moves to Forks, a small town near the Washington coast, to live with her father, Charlie, after her mother is remarried to a minor league baseball player. She is quickly befriended by many students at her new high school, but she is intrigued by the mysterious and aloof Cullen siblings. Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school; he appears to be disgusted by her, much to Bella's confusion. A few days later, Bella is nearly struck by a van in the school parking lot. Edward inexplicably moves from several feet away and stops the vehicle with his hand without any harm coming to himself or Bella. He later refuses to explain this act to Bella and warns her against befriending him.
After much research, Bella eventually discovers that Edward is a vampire, though he only consumes animal blood. The pair fall in love, and Edward introduces Bella to his vampire family, Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie. Soon afterward, three nomadic vampires—James, Victoria, and Laurent—arrive. James, a tracker vampire, is intrigued by Edward's protectiveness over a human and wants to hunt Bella for sport. Edward and his family risk their lives to protect her, but James tracks Bella to Phoenix, where she is hiding, and lures her into a trap by claiming he is holding her mother hostage. James attacks Bella and bites her wrist, but Edward and the other Cullen family members arrive before he can kill her. James is destroyed, and Edward sucks James' venom from Bella's wrist, preventing her from becoming a vampire. The severely injured Bella is taken to a hospital. Upon returning to Forks, Bella and Edward attend their school prom. While there, Bella expresses her wish to become a vampire, which Edward refuses to grant. The film ends with Victoria's secretly watching the pair dancing, plotting revenge for her lover James' death.
Cast and Crew
- Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen
- Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen
- Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen
- Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale
- Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
- Anna Kendrick as Jessica Stanley
- Michael Welch as Mike Newton
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2