After the huge opening of [movie id="369195"]“Twilight”[/movie] over the weekend, the rest of the world is realizing what we’ve known for some time: There’s no stopping the Twilighters. During the past year, fans have weighed in on the trailers, the exclusive clip on the Movie Awards preshow, and the cast’s appearance on the Video Music Awards , all on MTV’s YouRHere site — and now that the film is finally here, of course they’ve taken their reactions online.
Not surprisingly, the majority of reactions were positive. “I absolutely loved the whole entire thing,” dstewart1017 said. “It’s one of my favorite movies ever.” Extra-big love went out to star [movieperson id="365131"]Robert Pattinson[/movieperson], who “played Edward perfectly.” Most of the fans echoed that sentiment; hazelnut4o6 said Pattinson “just comes in like some male underwear model or something, he was gorgeous.” Fans reported hearing much squealing and screaming upon his entrance, but some kept their feelings to themselves. “I had a guy sitting next to me on this side, and a guy sitting next to me on this side, and they didn’t have the same expressions as I did because they don’t think Edward’s hot,” said bluefrosting44.
Other members of the “Twilight” cast got shout-outs as well. “I think that [movieperson id="262629"]Kristen Stewart[/movieperson] did a really good job,” said dstewart1017. Roxxie567 raved that [movieperson id="1017548"]Jackson Rathbone[/movieperson] [as Jasper] is “the sexiest man alive,” and madisonpattinson said that “even though I’m Team Edward, Jacob [[movieperson id="373803"]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson]] was still pretty cool.”
The film’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, got major praise from the Twilighters for bringing their beloved novel to life onscreen. “Seriously, she’s awesome,” gushed GilgunnsloveCullens. “She understands the fans. She understands what we’re looking for… and it was incredible.” Hazelnut4o6 thanked everyone involved “for making this movie as good as it is.”
But there were some fans of the book that felt the film didn’t do it justice. “It wasn’t horrible, but it could have been better,” said KaitSyd, wondering why some key moments — “like the blood-testing scene” — were missing from the movie. KaitSyd also found the character of Jasper slightly ridiculous (“His face was all weird. It was hard not to laugh.”) and gave the film an overall grade of C+. “I think they should get a different screenwriter for ‘New Moon.’ ”
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