Coordinating schedules is never easy, but somehow we managed it. Me, my sisters, one of my sisters-in-law, and my best friend found babysitters, change in the bottom of our purses, and a couple hours in which we could indulge in some vampire and werewolf make-believe.
The movie was pretty much what I expected it to be. After all, I've read the books. I know I can't stand Bella. And Edward is only slightly more tolerable. Jacob, though, is a different matter entirely. Of all the characters in Meyers' world, Jacob is by far the most well-developed, complex personality. In some ways, I feel like Meyers really told his story and not Bella's, she just didn't know it. The resolution of his story arc was the only thing I found redeeming in the entire series.
Okay, so I'm definitely "Team Jacob".
It's my prerogative.
The movie certainly didn't change my mind. I found the special effects wonderful. The transformation from human to werewolf...yummy. Of course, there were certain tensions that the unread viewer wouldn't realize they were missing, but their absence didn't detract from the movie.