To make this shorter, I'll say I thought everyone was absolutely AMAZING, with very little faults, except for....
Robert Pattinson: Dear boy. He really doesn't have Edward down. Not enough angst, emotion(in general), pain, seriousness, mood swings, portrayal of just how much Edward loves Bella, etc. Plus, he still has issues with his American accent. If they'd wanted to just keep him British, that would have been better than having him waver in and out. And then close to the end...I don't even know what country he was supposed to be from anymore. There's something about the way Rob says "gonna" that cracks me up. Lastly, his facial expressions. I'd always thought that the faces he made in interviews were his natural expressions, but that he would be able to repress them whilst acting...guess not. Rob REALLY shouldn't squint. Like, REALLY. I think he's supposed to be "dazzling" and "smoldering", but it comes of as pain of some sort. I know I sound mean, but I did
like him in the film. All the times when he was being just normal Edward
, i.e. while Bella was washing her truck, dinner in Port Angeles, lying in bed with Bella, etc. So...yeah that's my take.
Jackson Rathbone: I don't really understand why he looked so SHORT in the film...but that one's not really his fault, I guess. BUT...I know he was supposed to "look like he was in pain", but it just came off as ridiculous in the film. Someone somewhere(I'm sorry, I don't remember!) said he looked like Edward Scissorhands. It's true!
The stiffness and rigidity were so...blah. Just unlike Jasper. It wasn't the right kind
of stiffness for Jasper. I did
like that when he spoke, he had the southern accent. That was
very Jasper! Oh, and he looked HOT playing baseball.
Nikki Reed: Actually, I thought she did a wonderful job. We all have our issues with her not being a natural blond, but it was ok. The only thing is that I wish she had been MEANER.
Elizabeth Reaser: As usual, there is NEVER enough Esme. I barely remember seeing her. I don't think we can assess much when we barely even see the actress act! More Esme in the future!
Taylor Lautner: Every one has said he was very good in the film. I thought was pretty good, but I really didn't believe him as Jacob. He had moments when he had it down, but then at other times, it just wasn't working. Also, I giggled when he glared. He has such goofy expressions all the time that when he's actually serious, I'm not really convinced. I am
, however, VERY interested to see what he does with New Moon
Jake. I think he potentially could pull it off.
Solomon Trimble: Really, there wasn't much I was against on his acting. It was more how Sam was characterized. Sam was not Sam at all. Hanging out with Jake, looking like a side-kick? It was just...wrong. I hope they...fix that somehow.
Christian Serratos: This is probably one of the most disappointing for me. I've always LOVED Angela, my favorite human by far. But I really didn't like Angela in the film. She was...nice, but more of in a Jessica way. Her and Jessica just blurred in and out for me. In all irony, I adored Mike in the film and I HATE him the books. It's not a switch I'm too comfortable with.
Finally, I'd just like to applaud Kristen Stewart. I thought she was pretty awesome. I'd been the most worried about her, and I think she played her part pretty well. Also, props to Peter Facinelli. He was the most believable vampire. He was BEAUTIFUL and looked soooo good playing baseball. Also, Ashley Greene was a wonderful Alice. I am soooo excited to see what she'll do in New Moon
. Kellan Lutz as well. He was waaaay Emmett-like. Lastly, Billy Burke was a pleasant surprise as Charlie. I had a crush on him by the movie's end
. Very nice.