Now my wife thought it was better than she expected it to be, but, for me, it pretty much met expectations.
Twilight stars Kristen Stewart as Bella, Robert Pattinson as Edward, and Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle Cullen (Edward's "father").
I mention Facinelli because I remember watching him in Can't Hardly Wait. Seeing him as a father figure makes me feel quite old.
Things follow closely to the book. They do combine a couple characters from the book into one for the movie to keep things running smoothly.
The acting is horrific. This is the single biggest strike against this film. I began laughing every time Stewart opened her mouth to speak. Let's hope things get better as the sequels are made.
Strike 2 comes with the special effects. (i.e. cutting frames to make the vampires appear to move quicker)
When all is said and done, this film would have done better as a made-for-tv movie. However, because there are more tween girls in the world than there are me, this film was a hit.