When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.
Twilight is both a Romance and Fantasy film about a teenage girl
and a vampire who fall in love. The movie is based upon a popular
young adult book of the same name. Because it was intended for
a younger audience, its subject matter and rating reflect those
milder interests. The movie came to theater in November 2008 while
the DVD was released in March of 2009.
Twilight is rated PG-13 due to some violence as well as one scene
of sensuality. For the most part, it is on the softer side of
the PG-13 rating. Parents who are concerned with the content of
the movie are advised to first watch the DVD themselves.
There has been at least as much criticism of the movie Twilight
as there has been praise for it. This does not have so much to
do with the rating as the quality of the writing. However, even
if a parent isn’t fond of the idea of having the DVD around, it
is useful to note that the book was nominated within the American
Library Association’s “Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers”
list. It may be worthwhile encourage a child’s interest in the
story as it can also promote a passion for reading.