On my trip I got to see twilight so I thought I'd give my, well... thoughts! I had a bunch of friends go see the midnight showing so I got mixed reviews the next day but MOST of them were negative. I went in with SUPER low expectations and also went w/ people that had never even read the books. That being said, I actually LOVED the movie (and so did they!!)
I don't know what it was, but by the end I loved Edward and loved almost everything about the movie. I mean there were obvious parts (meadow) and obvious characters (Jasper?!?!?!) that were flawed, but for the most part, I loved it!!!! Marliss said it best... it just sort of takes your breath away. And... my favorite scene was when Bella was surrounded by the "rough" guys - Edward pulls up and yells get in the car... you know the rest. Right about there I was sold.