The long awaited Twilight movie is here!!! I caught the 1:00 show today so as to avoid twittering young'uns and that was successful for the most part.
So, what did I think?
The movie is BEAUTIFUL. Lots of stunning cinematography. The casting is well done with the exception of the most ridiculous Jasper they could've possible found. I thought Kristen Stewart did a good job Bella'ing, and let's just all say it together...Rob Pattinson as Edward is HOT. Charlie was even funnier and more delightfully awkward in the movie than he was in the book, and Billy was awesome. Jacob? Potential to be hot in the next installment. We'll see. Pattinson might be enough to bring me over to Team Edward, though.
So, the bad parts: horrible fast running effects. They could've at least tried to make it appear as if the vampires' feet were touching the ground. Edward looked a little bit like a disco ball in the sun (thanks for that comparison Sassymonkey). Aside from the effects, as one might expect there were lots of angsty close ups and swoony eyes. There were overtly funny parts and some funny parts that weren't actually supposed to be funny. Sort of cringeworthy in those spots.
Overall? Fun! Good escapism...and definitely worth watching if you liked the books. However, I think it'll be a mixed bag of reviews, much like this one, when all is said and done.
Note: The soundtrack kicks ass. I bought it on the way home. My favorite Muse song, "Supermassive Black Hole" made it into the film. Woot!