Back to Twilight.
The movie had a few issues. For one thing, when Edward and the other vampires were running, jumping, attacking etc. it looked more like they were flailing their limbs while being strung along on harnesses than actually using those rock hard muscles to propel themselves gracefully and artfully the way the book described.
Next, when the sun hit Edward and he got all glittery-like, it really just looked like he had built up a sweat and got a good angle from a clear sunbeam to make him shiny. It was not the prismatic diamond like burst I had been expecting.
Also, (and I know you die hard Twilight fans are going to scorn me for such a petty critique), any time Jasper (far right in above picture) was on screen for the first half of the movie all I could think was "Oh look! Edward Scissorhands has a little brother!" The pale faced, wide eyed silence was oh so Johnny Depp, and seemed to interrupt whatever else was going on. Note: It did get better later on when he started speaking.
But my review is not meant to be completely negative, only honest.
On some good notes, the movie stuck 98% to the story from the book.
Most of the characters were pretty much exactly as I had pictured them.
I really liked Bella. Cedric Diggory, I mean Edward, was believably torn by his attraction to Bella.
I must add that a few of the characters were exceptionally attractive -as fits with the storyline. I especially liked Carlisle Cullen.
But the one who -yes, literally- took my breath away was Jacob, (played by Taylor Lautner). There is one queilute I could go for (were I younger, unattached and a fictional character as well).
But then again, I've always been nuts for guys with long hair.
So, if you loved the book you'll love the movie. Mostly because it animates the characters and story that you have only been able to create pictures of in your mind heretofore.
If your wife/girlfriend/sister/mom is a Twilight fan and you want to seem supportive without wasting 2 weeks reading the book, go see the movie. You will get the plot and be able to follow her continuous chattering about the vampires with only a 2 hour investment.
Better yet, take her to see it. That will definitely earn you some brownie points. And you might even like it.