Teenage misfit Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to Forks, Washington, to live with her cop father Charlie (Billy Burke).
As the new girl at school, Bella soon makes friends but the only person she has eyes for is alluring outsider Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
In the parking lot, Bella is almost crushed to death in a freak accident, only to be saved in the nick of time by Edward. Under pressure, Edward eventually reveals that he is a vampire — an immortal — but unlike many of his kind, he does not drink human blood.
When bloodthirsty predators Laurent (Ed Gathegi), James (Cam Gigandet) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre) begin to feed on the unsuspecting Forks locals, Edward and his family close ranks to protect Bella from her immortal pursuers.
Based on the first part of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novels, Twilight will hold teenage viewers spellbound.
Violence takes place predominantly off-screen until a fast-paced finale, during which the fake claret runneth over and fangs are bared.
Star rating: 3/5