I went to the midnight showing on Thursday with my friend Geri. We sat in the two handicapped seats in the back row of the lower sections which were great seats. We're both pregnant, we thought that counted. The house was packed full. The previews started. The crowd screamed and cheered when the Harry Potter preview showed. Then cheered again as the movie started. There was lots of cooing, sighing, giggling, awwing, etc when Edward first showed up, Carlisle came on screen, and the kissing scene. That made the movie even more fun to watch though.
I liked the movie a lot. An Oscar winner it is not but who was really expecting that from a teen romance saga?? I thought there were a few things taken out , dialogue mostly, that I would've liked to see but how long could the movie have been if everything I wanted to see was in it? Too long probably. It was fun to watch, I will see it again, I will buy the DVD when it comes out and I'll probably even read the books again at some point. I can't wait for the second movie which they totally set up at the end. I think they will maybe get a bigger budget and do some better effects and the characters should be developed more with all the introductions now out of the way. Love the soundtrack, still thinking about the movie 3 days later.
Never could've been as good as the book but still fun to see parts of it on the big screen.