Okay, so I was fortunate enough to see Twilight last night and my heart rate is still not back to normal! I won't say too much since I don't want to spoil the experience for all you lucky people who have yet to see it for yourselves, but I will say this: fans of the book will most definitely enjoy the movie. The casting was good overall, although there is a certain mission impossible element to it given the alleged surreal beauty of the Cullen family. I mean, how can mere mortals portray the Cullens without disappointing somebody? They can't. With the exception of Edward and Carlisle () the other actors look, well, human. I was particularly disappointed with the guy playing Jasper - he looked nothing like I imagined he would! Alice and Emmett were pretty close to my mental image of them, and Rob Pattinson is - believe it or not - hot enough to pull of Edward. The chemistry between him and Kristen is U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E! I literally had goosebumps throughout the movie. The sexual tension and constant yearning, those pivotal themes for the Twilight saga, were translated very well into the big screen, I think.
All in all, a great, great film. Beautiful cinematography, nicely paced, great acting all around (but yeah, Jasper will keep bugging me for a while - he looked constipated throughout the movie!), captivating story (of course), amazing soundtrack, great villains, magical chemistry between Bella and Edward... what's not to love? I savoured every minute of it and already look forward to seeing it again! (Obsessive, much?)
Right, I'm off to do some more swooning. My avatar says it all.