Okay, peeps. I saw it! I don't know who talked me into this, (Emily) but I got home at 3:00 in the morning from our midnight viewing of Twilght. Besides all my crazy friends in celebration of Shauna's birthday, we were in a sold out theater of out of control screaming females and 2 screaming men. I counted. Hilarious. I went in with low expectations and came out pleasantly surprised. This is my review...
It was better than expected! Yay! I was a little worried from the trailers because it looked like it might be a little cheesy in some parts but I think they pulled it off. I am now looking forward to the next one. For one, it will partly be filmed in Italy and second because the budget will hopefully allow for them to hire a real hair and make-up person. That aspect of it was a little disappointing. Jasper had way cute curly permed hair with lots and lots of hair gel. I know they're supposed to be pale but they also need to be beautiful. And Rosalie was another disappointment. Poor thing. I guess who do you choose to be the most beautiful woman in the world? That's a lot of pressure.
On to the good stuff. Edward was excellent. EXCELLENT! And Bella was good too. There was hot chemistry between them. Edward is delicious. My favorite line is, "You don't know how long I've waited for you." Are you kidding? Ditto. (Love you, Dave.) Edward was so lonely. I was happy for him. And our little Shark Boy, Jacob, was precious. They'll have to do some CGI in the next movies to make him a little taller because he looked 4 feet. But what a great smile.
The bad guys were good. The shirtless black vampire with dreadlocks was cut. That was fun. Victoria is beautiful, (maybe she should have played Rosalie?) James was a good bad guy.
So to sum up, I liked it. It was fun. I give it 41/2 stars.