(May contain spoilers)
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Writers: Melissa Rosenberg (Screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (Novel)
Stars/Characters: Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart/Bella Swan, Billy Burke/Charlie Swan, Taylor Lautner/Jacob Black, Nikki Reed/Rosalie, Kellan Lutz/Emmet, Ashley Greene/Alice, Jackson Rathbone/Jasper, Cam Gigandet/James
Cinema Release Date: 19th December 2008
Recently Watched (DVD): 16th February 2012
Rating Given: ***
In the past I had watched it so many times that I eventually got fed up of watching it and I hadn't watched it for a while now, however, with Breaking Dawn getting released on DVD in March I thought I would watch the Saga over again as it would be quicker than reading the books.
When I first watched this film I loved it I couldn't think of any other film that would be as good as this one well that was until I got fed up with it. This time round however I did really like it but I just didn't love it as much as what I did back then.
At first I thought that they stuck pretty close to the book with only one scene missing but thinking about it this time there is quite a few scene's missing which were my favourite part of the book so I am quite upset that they didn't put them in there. Some of the scene's that are in the book and in the film are cut down quite a bit as well which is such a shame on both these points as some of the best scene's ended up being the worst in the film.
The acting is quite bad in this film that I never really noticed that much but at least they have improved as each film is made.
I found Bella more annoying in the film than in the books as some of the way she said things or did things came of rude and abrupt. I think they should have made her more clumsy in the film as it's quite funny reading about it so I think it could have been funny while watching it.
When I first watched this I loved Robert Pattinson and couldn't think of a better guy to play him but that was before I went off of him (like him again after watching Breaking Dawn he looked very yummy), but while I watching it this time around I couldn't help but think Ed Westwick would have made a brilliant Edward as in the books he is described a lot like Ed.
I can't believe how much Taylor has changed from this one to the latest one he has buffed up so much and he doesn't look as youthful.
There was moments when I was really enjoying it and smiling away at some of the (cheesy) things that was being said.