Has anyone read the official illustrated movie companion? They talk about the differences between two camera speeds recording the same motion and also using cables. I thought the baseball scene was super. When they ran then they used the two different camera speeds and the fast movement felt completely natural and realistic.
Yea the sparkling skin thing was a little hard to take. And I can understand why Edward would think his skin would be the skin of a monster, you'd feel like a monster too if music twinkled in the background and your face looked like a shiny fuzzy peach whenever you stepped into the sun. I was imagining something a little more translucent that the sparkling comes from WITHIN not ON TOP. (and maybe, now I'm just saying maybe, Rob should have been waxed...a little hard to watch sparkles when you are looking at chest hair), but hey I'm not the special effects director, nor do I have even the tiniest notion of how to pull that kind of technology out of the air. Hopefully with a little more money the special effects in New Moon will match our expectations. Edward is going to have to sparkle in Italy now isn't he?
The problem I see with us fan not being completely satisfied is that they will fix the vampire sparkly skin thing, and then mess up on the Werewolf phasing part. Learning curves are always so tough in the beginning.
And yes the second time around the special effects are actually quite impressive. I think the first time you watch the movie are still waiting to see the big screen reflect how you see it in your head and it never compares. The second time around you see the special effects like in any other movie and it looks fine.