Plot: Book? Amazing. Movie? Meh. I think that if I hadn't read the books, I wouldn't have been able to understand what the ____ was going on. Lucky for me, I did my homework beforehand. I suggest you do the same.
Edward's lack of hotness was too distracting for me. I wanted to flick him in his forehead. Because it wasn't really Edward. Edward is HOT. This guy was NOT. There. I said it. I think if he were a bit more attractive I would have liked the movie better. I mean, let's face it- Edward is 90% of the reason we go see the movie, anyway. So... a bit of a disappointment, there.
Ok, so if we're going to be ogling at jail-bait, anyway, why couldn't they have picked someone a little more pleasing to the eye? Like Zach Efron?
He was probably too busy doing HSM 4 or 5.
Dr. Cullen, however... whoa. I honestly wasn't expecting much from just his pictures, but he was absolute eye candy on the screen. If he were MY doctor, I'd be trying to get sick and break my bones every week.
Bella was great for her part. Just how I'd imagined. No complaints.
Alice? Fantastic. Jasper? So-So. Rosalie and Emmett? Just grand.
Special Effects: Tree jumping. Cool. It was effective at showing beautiful scenery. But did he really ever jump and climb trees in the books? If so, I must have skipped over those parts. Sparkling skin? Meh, again. It looked like someone just sprayed glitter on him.
Overall: It was an entertaining movie. However, they could have done a few things differently- like better character development, less cheesiness, better explanations for things, etc. How? No clue. That's not my job. I work at a law firm. I just like to give my opinion, for whoever wants to hear it.
My rating: B
Should you see it? Sure...if you're bored or if you're obsessed with the books, like myself and 50 gazillion other women right now.
Those of you who HAVE seen it? What did you think?