HAHA - I know, I noticed my quotes being complete opposites Michelle. I actually thought Twilight was another teen book I'd read years ago, but then after seeing the movie and discussing it, realised it wasn't (it was Twilight something though I'm sure
I'm reading it now, I saw the movie first, so I did have that in my head, but I'm really impressed with Meyers writing - the first chapter sets the tone brilliantly.
I disagree to a certain extent on Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward, I think he's very hot, he has beautiful features, cheek-bones etc, but I do think he looked rather menacing in certain parts where he should have been looking in love LOL. He actually admitted this in an interview on Myspace though LOL. I also, don't know who agrees with this - loved his hair LOL. My friend thought it looked ridiculous, but I'm thinking of going for it myself HAHA.
I think Jensen Ackles would have been good too (but they have three, maybe four movies to make don't forget and look how fast Harry Potter grew up - and Jensen can't pass for a teen any more. Jared Padalecki would have been good I think, just lighten his hair, but all these actors have links. I'm glad they cast a rather unkown in the part. I wish they'd do more of that.
I thought Taylor Lautner looked a bit of a minger in the movie, but then I saw him with his hair short - and (as we were discussing Michelle) what a difference a hair style makes - he looks a thousand times better looking. I didn't even recognise him LOL.
TBH, the one I thought was miscast was Bella - I'm so sick of seeing the 'good girl next door' look in these teen movies. I know it's so all girls can relate, but I just think she should have been stunning, although she might mature into it. I do think she's attractive, but it's lucky Edward's so attracted to her blood, because I don't think he'd have noticed her otherwise (he says sarcastically) LOL.
With most books though, you have the character in your mind, so when it goes to movie, they never live up to it. I didn't like Sissy Spaceck as Carrie, I thought her performance was outstanding - fantastic, but Carrie was suppossed to be a pretty, overweight girl with pimples in the book. Not a skinny, plain girl - but that's another subject. I just mean, the characters are always set in your head, so they never live up to it when you see the movie