Okay I did read the Twilight series a while back, and it left me angry. Bella was a wimpy little thing. Edward was all way too dominant and controlling. The whole thing just reeked of abstinence porn. The writing was all kinds of god-awful. But the story enthralled me.
So after some hesitation, I checked out the movie version and was pleasantly surprised. For one, on screen Edward came across as less stalker creepy (just a little less) and more insecure. The two characters seemed a bit more on equal footing somehow.
However, the special effects were laughable. The speeding through the forest and sparkling was just pitifully done. Also Edward's whole family (with the exception of the oldest girl - Rosalie?) seemed terribly miscast.
I did enjoy the smoldering teenage vampire romance though so I'll give this one a 6.