It was never going to recreate the Twilight phenomenon, even though the books are a lot better. The films changes are few things in the book...the final confrontation was tweak but might have been better left as it was. The cast is great and plays each part very well expect Jonathon Rhys Meyer really feels like he was just picking up a pay check. Nice enough fancy fair, could have been better but not by much as it follows the first book quite closely. Next time a little more emotion range.