First Hit: I couldn’t wait for this to end and I'm pleased that I'll never have to watch this story again. This film got old within the first 15 minutes. The convoluted story about some Italian Vampires being the ruling class (Like the Pope over Catholics) was insipid. The acting and drama being attempted by Bella (played by Kristen Stewart) and Edward (played by Robert Pattinson) to create a caring viable story is even worse. The best thing about the film is some of the outside scenery shots of the State of Washington. Some of the other characters were amusing but in the overall scheme of things this series of books needed to be filmed in 1 or 2 films (not 5). Although the films might be financially successful, from a film point of view they will be lost in a few years and not show up as having much redeeming value.
Stewart continues the role in the same way she began the series but at least now there is more to her. Pattinson still cannot act and what he does has been worn very thin. Taylor Lautner is OK as the Werewolf who likes to hang out with Vampires. Melissa Rosenberg wrote this insipid script while Bill Condon phoned in direction which came out as “I don’t really care about making a good film”.
Overall: Don’t waste time or energy sitting through this movie.