I went to see Twilight last night with a couple of friends. We had anticipated it highly, especially since both me and my girl friend thought Edward was dreamy. My guy friend also had read the book and had liked it, so we were all excited by the prospect of seeing it on screen.
Oh god. It was BAD.
I went in with low expectations because I'd heard it wasn't all that, but I figured that it'd be reasonably enjoyable, if campy.
It was so much worse than my expectations.
The first half of the movie was plagued with awkward moments and silences and bad conversation - thanks to a terrible screenplay and a bad acting job by Robert whats-his-face. It never gets better, and the last 20 minutes of the movie are somewhat bearable due to action. But beyond that, the movie is plagued with shortcomings in acting, makeup, special effects, screenwriting, editing, even poor musical choice. The whole thing feels very one note. My girl friend kept doing the face plant thing with her palm in her face, while my guy friend was sprawled out on his seat looking like he was being tortured. The best thing, as my friend said, about the movie was its topiary. Which was quite pretty. Everything else was AWFUL.
It's too bad. It could have been a great movie, but it seriously WAS NOT.
Do not waste your money on this movie. Really.