I went into this movie knowing that it would be different from the book & I tried really hard no to think about the book while I was watching it. (I also did not let myself read any parts of the book for the last month or so!) And I think that really helped me to enjoy the movie for what it was, a movie, not the book!
I was very pleasantly surprised with the movie.
I really enjoyed it. I knew it wouldn't be as good as the book, (move adaptations never are) but considering all they had to cut out & condense from a 500 page novel, it was pretty well done. It seemed really fast moving, it did not seem like 2 hrs to me! (It could also have been just because I've read the book at least 5 times & am used to the story moving slowly. I did ask my mom & she said it didn't seem to move really fast to her. )
All I'm going to say about the "reveal" is I really enjoyed it, I loved how they did the sparkle effect (I was wondering about it & not sure how they could pull it off. I thought it was pretty cool!
It wasn't too freaky looking. ) I loved how all the actors portrayed their characters. Especially: Nikki was a very hateful Rosealie, Ashley was an awesome Alice, loved Billy as Charlie, and Mike as Mike. Basically all of them were great! There were some lines & scenes I wish they would have kept from the book, but didn't. (Especially most of Jaspers stuff
) I really loved the Bella voiceovers & that they were lines from the book! The baseball scene was awesome! I loved it! I loved the Muse song here too. If MLB baseball was like that, I think it would be more exciting & get higher ratings! I put my favorite scenes on the fav scenes thread, so I won't repeat them all here. I also really enjoyed the music that was played throughout, I thought it really added to the scenes. The composer (I can't remember his name) did an awesome job! I've seen it twice already, and really wanna go see it again!
My mom has not read the books, but went and saw the movie with me. And the first thing she said when we walked out was I'm glad I went, I really loved it! So for someone who hasn't read the books, in her opinion it was a good movie. I had to explain to her about their eyes changing colors, and that the song Edward was playing on the piano was Bella's Lullaby, not just some random song he was playing. But other than that I think she got everything. She even understood the reason for playing baseball in a thunderstorm! (She made the comment she wasn't sure if everyone who hadnt' read the book will get that.)
BTW:I really like the Twilight Guy's review. I agree w/what he said & he said it better than I could have. http://www.twilightguy.com/2008/11/22/twilight-movie-review/
edit:as of December 5 I have seen the movie 4 times in theatres! (It wasn't intentional I promise
) Everytime I go I enjoy it & notice something I hadn't before.