A couple things to note:
1. When did movies become $10.00 a pop?!
2. We thought if we went shortly after the opening weekend we would avoid the throngs of teeny-boppers sure to be attending with us. We were right and wrong....
Goodness, the above two comments make me sound like a fuddy-duddy don't they?! Oh well, since I'm already sounding like one, let me add one more thing...There needs to be an over 30 showing of this movie (a.k.a. Cougar View ;) I just don't think it's as hilarious as the other 13 year olds when people start shouting at the movie screen...one comment I can overlook, but ongoing dialog?! Uh, No!....
So my take...of course the book was better than the movie...has there ever been a movie better than the book? But, I think the movie did a good job representing the story.
I had some issues with the casting; The Cullens were described in the book to be the most amazing looking people you've ever seen....Not so much...some were nice to look at, but in my humble opinion, did not truly fit this description. Okay and Jasper?! WTF was up with his hair and his facial expressions?! His character was really not developed in the movie which was a little disappointing too. I also thought some of the running, climbing, and jumping scenes were a little goofy.
However, I think Kristen Stewart as Bella was a great casting choice...this is how I pictured her in my mind. And...I've slowly, but surely have come around to Robert Pattinson as Edward. Favorite part of the whole movie was the first kiss....Whoo, Baby!!!
Jeez, I've become Siskel and Ebert in this post....I'm glad I went, will probably get the dvd when it's released, and I will definitely be there for the sequels!