All right, so I have finally given in and seen Twilight thanks to the wife's new Netflix account. Where to start. The film is good. Its shot well, the drained color palette set by the cold filters that were used makes for dreary and dreamlike imagery, and the acting is pretty good. Each of the characters are interesting in their own "Im a misunderstood and marginalized highschool student, and I play by my own rules" sort of way, and the angsty teen romance is "cute." I just wasnt overly interested at any point. What I appreciated most about was the scene where Bella is introduced to whatever the hell the guy's name is' family, with the humorous and humanizing effect it lends the film. What I grew tired of was the rival vampire clan and the (anti) climactic battle. Kristen Stewart is ok in her role, but the guy just looks too freakish and obviously stands out with his constant scowl and pale complexion. I also had trouble buying into the characters due to the scripted dialogue that was far from naturalistic and bordered on a serial drama like 90210. I do like the mythology that the film offers, and the unique world that it is being set up, so I am willing to continue with the series, and I hope a second viewing will offer a more positive outlook on the original. I cant fault the hordes of prepubescent teens for drooling over this one, and there is plenty that the film does well, so this ones gets a "B" in my book and is worth checking out. Just be sure to bring your emo eyeliner and a box of tissues. A teen moves in with her father in a small town, and falls in love with an alluring local that turns out to be a vampire.