By now, you’re either invested in the Twilight movies or you’re not.
If you’re a reader of Stephenie Meyer’s novels, eager to see her ever-expanding world of ageless vampires, hotheaded werewolves and hormonal teenagers evolve on the big screen, or merely seduced by Robert Pattinson’s smoldering glower and Taylor Lautner’s sculpted physique
Valentine’s Day is as much about director Garry Marshall’s love of Los Angeles as it is about the popular pagan-inspired holiday. And give the man credit — he’s nothing if not thorough in showing it. Here, he has gone out of his way to make room for a cattle call of Hollywood stars in a fairy tale that makes a passing pretense of cynicism before giving most of its luminous cast their happily-ever-afters.
A newcomer to the Twilight series, I confess myself unfamiliar with Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novels, except for what I’ve gleaned from two screen adaptations. In the first, we witness the birth of a potentially timeless romance, as young, mortal Bella (Kristen Stewart) falls madly in love with Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a vampire whose taste for blood is rivaled only by his reluctance to draw it from his lover’s neck.
For hundreds of hardcore Twilight fans who stood in line for hours at this year’s Comic-Con, pining for a peek at their heroes, the choice was simple: Team Edward or Team Jacob.
Last year, it was Robert Pattinson who captivated Stephenie Meyer’s loyal readers as the on-screen incarnation of Edward Cullen, the brooding vampire who falls madly in love with a mortal teenager named Bella. This year, Edward’s got competition. In The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Jacob, a rugged wolfman played by Taylor Lautner, makes a play for Bella after her bloodsucking beau splits town.
Almost a year to the day after an appearance by Twilight star Robert Pattinson, 23, sparked a virtual riot at the Stonestown Galleria mall, leaving at least one of the nearly 3,000 in attendance – mostly teenage girls – injured, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz (TV's 90210) of the upcoming Twilight Saga: New Moon will participate in a special question-and-answer session there on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.