Twilight zone

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 December, 2009, 12:00am

Boys are among the legion of Twilight fans flocking to the movie. After watching the first film in the saga, John Leung, a 24-year-old university student, was deeply attracted to the story and began reading the novels.

Leung is impressed with the way the movie was shot. 'The scenery and the characters are just beautiful. And this is not your regular vampire story. Vampires are supposed to be supernatural, but I don't think Twilight exaggerates their abilities. This makes the story real and entertaining.'

The novels offer different explanations for the behaviour of vampires and some interesting additions to their superpowers.

'Twilight's vampires do not like to come out during the day because they can be easily spotted, not because they will be burnt by the sunlight, as in traditional vampire stories,' says Leung. 'Every vampire has their own superpower, such as the ability to see into the future or read people's minds. But not all of them fly and they don't transform into bats.'

Leung says he is definitely interested in seeing the second film in the series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

'The first movie follows the novel quite closely, and I am particularly interested in checking out the differences between the book and the film in the upcoming movie,' he said.