I have just got back from seeing "Twilight" (2008) which I enjoyed immensely, because it was so very very bad. It's hard to know where to start, but I think the plot and the dialogue were probably where the problems began; you know according to IMDB the script was written in six weeks. And, even though it was based on a book, that time frame explains a fair bit actually; however I think the director took that half-baked mess composed of equal parts creepy teenage obsession and flawed reinterpretation of vampires, and really made something special out of it.
Of course the director is only one part of the creative team and she was very ably supported in her efforts here. I particularly enjoyed the quite appalling pale vampire make-up that made the entire audience at my screening laugh every time a new vampire was introduced, and that Jill pointed out actually stopped at the chin, and left a nice tanned neck on all of the vampires. I also feel I should mention some very fine smell-the-fart acting on all counts, but with special mention to Robert Pattinson in the first biology class scene and Cam Gigandet in the decoy chase scene. I was slightly disappointed that the vampire stand-off during the thunderstorm didn't turn into a Jets Vs. Sharks style choreographed rumble, because for a moment there I was fully expecting it too. That would have been spectacular.
I can't wait to see it sweep the boards at the Oscars tomorrow.