Well, what can I say that hasn't been said already?
The movie wasn't a bad attempt, but i didnt enjoy it as much as i should of. I know that when i read a book i really get into it. And i know that all readers see the characters in their heads, so i know that what i'm about to say is completely typical of alot of other readers. None of the actors fit what i had pictured in my head.
Also, in the book, Edward and Bella's relationship is intense and passionate once they acknowledge to eachother, in the meadow, their feelings for one another. Actually, even before that, you can sense the underlying tension. (Or maybe that's just me). But i couldn't sense any of that in the movie. In fact if i had to judge the characters in the movie i'd have to say dull. I couldn't see any chemistry between Rob and Kristin.
Another thing, their love is such a big part of the story, in fact it changes them both completely, but NOT ONCE did i hear either one of them say that they loved eachother.
Also of course is the subject of the scene in the meadow, but as i've said there is nothing i can add that no one else has already said.
Another character that bugged me was Renee. She was supposed to be an immature, child like person, who had to be taken care of by Bella. This is what made Bella who she was, why she didnt like being taken care of, but i didnt see this on screen.
Like everyone else, i didnt think the relationship between Alice and Bella was developed enough.
Overall i felt the whole film was so rushed, and because of that the movie lost alot of substance, and i think it belittled the story a little bit. But maybe i'm too biased, maybe if i hadn't read the books and fallen completely inlove with the story and the characters, i would have enjoyed it more. None of the people who went with me to see it had read any of the books, and they all really liked it.
But it is what it is, and i take my hat off to the cast and crew for trying, and hopefully New Moon will be better, it's a different director this time, so maybe he can bring to the movie what the previous director couldn't...
"Again, the fabric clung to his perfectly muscled chest. It was a colossal tribute to his face that it kept my eyes away from his body." Bella, Twilight.