The movie is awesome! I hope that didn't spoil too much for anyone. Due to my connections in Hollywood, I was invited to watch the premiere in LA. It was amazing. I wasn't planning on changing the look of the site for the release of the movie, but after watching it I feel it is necessary to show my excitement by adding the image above to all of the Twilight pages. Go to the movie page to read more of my thoughts on the premiere and the movie itself (but I promise there will be no spoilers).
***November 19, 2008***
As mentioned on the home page, I (Seth) had the incredible opportunity of attending the premiere of Twilight the movie in Los Angeles. Thank you to Stephenie for inviting me — it truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The after-party and movie were both fantastic. But, I wasn't on the red carpet (when I tried to sneak on, security mentioned something about me "not being good looking enough"). If you haven't seen pictures from the red carpet, you can see them at mtv.com, imdb.com, and about a thousand other places, and you can read a good description of the night from Larry Carroll at MTV.
Although I am not a movie critic, I feel compelled to tell everyone what I thought about the movie. The first question everyone seems to ask is "was it as good as the book?" The answer is "no". But, I can't think of one good book which had a movie made from it that was as good as the book. I think that it would be impossible to reproduce the type of experience that it is to read Twilight in two hours. Will fans of the book enjoy the movie? Absolutely. Will so-called "Twi-Hards" scream, laugh, squeal, giggle, and swoon (not necessarily in that order)? Definitely—and the chosen order will probably be repeated several times. Maybe a better question (especially for those of you who might be afraid to bring your boyfriend/husband) is if people who haven't read the book will like the movie? I say "yes". It is not uncommon for someone to feel like they don't have the time or the attention span to read a 500 page book. But, the core story of Twilight has been brilliantly preserved in the two-hour time period, and there is no reason to think that just because someone isn't an avid reader they won't enjoy a great story. Also, just like in the Stephenie's book, there is a good amount of both action and comic relief (enough even to entertain those who are "too manly" for a love story).
In case you can't tell, I really liked the movie a lot. It wasn't perfect, but it was extremely good. There are several more things that I want to tell everyone (especially about the amazing talents of several of the actors), but I don't want to give anything away. I want you to be as pleasantly surprised as I was. I did want to quickly say how impressed I was with the actors off-screen. I was able to talk briefly to several of the actors and I was astonished at how down-to-earth and nice they were. For example (and I feel bad mentioning only a few because they were all great and really seemed to enjoy talking to fans) Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria), Ashley Greene (Alice), and Taylor Lautner (Jacob) are some of the nicest people you can imagine. I just think it is so awesome when good people find success. I know that a lot of time and hard work went into making this movie, and in my opinion it really paid off.
I hope everyone enjoys the movie as much as I did. I'll be excited to read your reviews and comments on fansite forums and blogs.