You won't find a professional review of Twilight anywhere till Friday, because the studio has a strict embargo asking everyone who has seen the film to hold off until opening day, Friday. Cinematical has compiled some Twitter messages from some film critics and bloggers:
Twilight screened for critics a couple weeks ago, and again last night -- and my Twitter has been lighting up with all sorts of feedback. I won't say who these comments are coming from since some belong to other prominent film critics and movie bloggers, but the majority of buzz seems pretty all over the board. Here's a taste:
"Not that it was great, but I actually enjoyed Twilight more than Quantum of Solace (bracing for impact...)"
"TWILIGHT: cheap looking and often hilarious. DARK SHADOWS at DEGRASSI JR HIGH. With half the budget."
"Wow. Twilight not bad. "
"Twilight, seen. It wasn't terrible... Wasn't great, either. I hate movies that are painfully mediocre. They are worse than bad movies."
" It's a sad, sad day when "Twilight" has better action than the latest James Bond movie."
"If you want to hang out with a lot of teenage girls and sexually frustrated middle-aged women, get yourself to a "Twilight" screening!"
Note that ALL these are from MEN. Yeah, they don't get it. I think this will have amazing repeat business like Titanic did for teenage girls. Kathy Hardwicke has said that to make the sequel, New Moon, which requires much more expensive special effects for the werewolves, Twilight will have to make $150 million. As H.A.L. of Variety (who tipped me to the Twitter posts) said, the world will tilt on its axis Friday.