I thought bella's and charlie’s characters did great. there really couldn't of been a better bella, so bravo kristen stewart.
It was hilarious to see mike newton, jessica, awkward little asian boy, etc. played out on the big screen. -- that might of been my favorite part.
most of my qualms with the movie had to do with edward. he kind of spoke like he was mentally disabled at times (i mean the whole time), which had my secondhand embarrassment radar on full alert. so uncomfortable to watch.
i think a few over the top details could have been presented in a more subtle tone. For example:
the cullen’s skin color? – it can be pale white without looking like they've dunked their heads in a bucket of flour.with all that being said, it did satisfy every expectation I had for it. (other than needing a couple more kissing/sexual tension scenes. [we got jipped on that part.]) It was good. If you love the books, then you’ll like the movie. If you didn’t love the books, well then you probably won't be seeing the movie anyway, so it really doesn't matter.
The “sparkling” skin in sunlight? – umm. kind of threw up in my mouth a little bit. emmet's velour track suit? -- oh please tell me someone else noticed that.
edward flying through the tops of the trees and running with bella on his back? – wow. that was the point of the movie when I became completely embarrassed for myself that this was the same book that I’ve read more than once. More than twice. (more than three times.) utterly embarrassing. but i guess that's why they call it a guilty pleasure, because i cannot admit to loving it without laughing out loud at myself.