Ahead of the premiere of his new movie, Rob Pattinson is keeping fans interested with a never-ending stream of teasers and stills from the movie. The upcoming sci-fi/fantasy film Twilight is based on Stephenie Meyers’ best-selling novel and stars Pattinson as Edward, a vampire who battles his infamous thirst while falling in love with a mortal woman named Bella (played by Kristen Stewart). Besides Stewart and Pattinson, the cast includes Anton Yelchin, Taissa Farmiga, and Michael Sheen.
As much as we’ve seen from the trailer, we’ve never gotten a good look at the main villain – Cora – in all her glory. For those who’ve read the book, however, we know exactly what Cora looks like. She is described as an older woman with white hair, cold blue eyes, and a skeletal, wrinkled face. But other than that, not much information was given.
While Bella is a normal human who struggles with her changing relationship with Edward, the majority of the film deals with his battle to maintain control over his newly found desire for human blood. It is implied that even after hundreds of years, his predatory instincts still have not changed and that he will go to any lengths to quench his thirst for blood.
The final villain in the movie, Jacob, is described as a werewolf who has a rivalry with Edward. In the books, however, the threat posed by Jacob is more psychological than physical. Like Edward, Jacob is also a vampire hunter who believes that “a key can be turned” (to use Edward’s words) and that true love can conquer all. What makes him so dangerous is that he can switch between his human and wolf forms at will. As a result, he is very difficult to detect and even more difficult to track down. Even Bella, whom Edward considers to be his ultimate nemesis, struggles to understand Jacob’s true nature.
Which One Will Be The Main Villain In The Movie?
Based on the first look at Cora from the trailer, it appears that she will be the titular main villain in Twilight. In the book, however, it is the battle between Jacob and Edward that defines the saga. Much like the classic Superman/Batman competition from that era, they are constantly jockeying for position and trying to outmaneuver each other. Who wins in the end? We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems that Jacob might be getting the better of Edward in this one.
The Wolf, Or The Sheep?
While Cora is the main villain in Twilight, the threat of werewolves and vampirism is definitely a prominent theme throughout the saga. In the book, Bella initially mistakes Edward for a wolf. When asked, he gleefully confirms her suspicion. Even after she realizes what he is, she refers to him as a “wolf-eyed man.” When they finally arrive at the hotel, she wonders in horror if Jacob’s transformation will have begun and if she’s even going to like what she sees when he morphs. In the movie, we start out seeing Bella as the damsel in distress – torn between her love for Edward and her duty to protect her friends. Later on, however, she discovers that she has more in common with the monsters than she would like to admit. When she finally confronts Edward about his predatory nature, she throws down the gauntlet and challenges him to a fight. It’s at this point in the film that she realizes exactly what sort of beings she is dealing with and that even though she is falling in love with him, she cannot allow herself to be consumed by her baser instincts.
More Drama, Please
There’s always a lot of drama surrounding a Twilight movie. With all the fighting and the danger that is involved, I would think that at least one of the actors would end up with a broken nose or a black eye. But that’s not the case, as far as we know. Other than drama, Meyer has also promised that each book in the series will be written in the same vein as the first, creating something of a cinematic universe. We’ve gotten used to seeing Stewart and Pattinson act together on screen, but it will be interesting to see how their characters develop in the absence of each other. It also makes you wonder, if this is the case and if the actors have the same chemistry off camera as they do on, will Stewart and Pattinson end up together at the end? We’ll have to wait and see.
An Evil Version Of The Winklevoss Twins
Based on the way they’ve been portrayed so far in the trailers, it is clear that Anton Yelchin and Taissa Farmiga are the stars of Twilight. In the books, however, it is a different story. To begin with, Bella’s friends are much more prominent and integral to the story than they are in the movie. In the books, it is mainly Edward and Bella’s love for each other that drives the story. While the trailer gives us an idea of what the twins are like, it isn’t until we meet them in person that their true motives become clear. Played by Edward Asher and Greg Wise, the twins are the poster children for arrogant perfectionism. Naturally blonde and blue-eyed, they are the epitome of the wealthy, Ivy League-educated, Hollywood super-couple. The only difference between them is that while Ben is the master of persuasion, Greg is the more aggressive of the two. In a way, they are the anti-Twilight: two vampires who are driven by their own self-interests and who see humans as a threat to their existence.
The Cast Of ‘The Hobbit’
If you’ve never heard of The Hobbit, let me tell you that you’re missing out. It’s one of the greatest films of all time and it’s been nominated for a whopping eleven Academy Awards. What’s more is that it was partially improvised. To begin with, it was supposed to be four hours long, but when Peter Jackson and his crew encountered unforeseen trouble, they had to cut it down to three. This is a film that you do not want to miss, especially since it will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 4th. For fans of Tolkien’s work, this will be a great opportunity to relive some of the most memorable scenes. Jackson returns as director and executive producer, and to this day, he still works alongside his partner, Fran Walsh, on almost every project that they work on. One of the things that you’ll learn from this movie is that no matter how dangerous and powerful the creatures might be in the film, make sure that they all have names and the actors can say them. In fact, names are so important in this film that the dwarves, whose sole purpose is to mine for gold, are named so because the story is set in the golden fields of Middle-earth. The nine dwarfs in this film are:
- Bombur, the strong
- Biggum, the courageous
- Dudley, the loyal (and dumb)
- Fili, the shrewd
- Kili, the fierce
- Oin, the dim-witted (but good at heart)
- Orea, the beautiful (but temperamental)
- Thorin, the heir to Thorin’s family throne
- Wiggan, the voice of reason
Who Is The Most Memorable Character Of All?
In a way, Bella Swan is the heart and soul of Twilight. From the very beginning, she was the driving force behind the entire series. It was her passion for wolves that inspired Edward to battle his way to supremacy and her strength of character that allowed her to challenge him. When it came to deciding which character to focus on in the books, Meyer chose Bella because she felt that she could portray a stronger character than any of the men. While she is ultimately the victim of her own tragic fate, it is hard not to root for her. In the trailer, we see that even in her darkest hour, Bella’s spirit will not be broken and she will continue to fight for what she believes in.