We went to see Twilight last night. I first read the book so I knew the entire story line.
I'm glad I read the book first. The movie followed the story as best it could, but with only 2 short hours and a lot of information to get out so the audience that didn't read it could understand, much was left out. The writers did a good job with the time constraints. So read the book first, if you can, to get the story behind the pictures.At first I wasn't thrilled by the choice of actors. I expected Edward Cullen to be dazzling and absolutely drop-dead (ha) gorgeaous. He was cute but wasn't over the edge in my eyes, but as the movie continued he got better and better looking. Some of the acting wasn't all that great either. It seemed stifled/stunted at times. They really downplayed the part when Edward was dazzling in the sunlight. He could have been truly sparkling with effects possible now. I'm beginning to wonder if the theater had some screen or viewing issues. Perhaps the color and effects looked better at other theaters. I wasn't crazy about the clothes either. This movie could have been so much better if more time had been invested in all the pieces that go into a movie.
Other than that, it was fast movie, didn't lag and ended up a true love story, just like the book.
Here they are towards the end, when the 2 love struck teens are at their happiest and look the best.