Have you watched the entire series of five movies or have ever read the books? I find that most people who don't like the series, haven't watched them. I have the books also. If you don't like the books, then it stands to reason that you would not like the movies. But, you don't have to have read the books to either like or dislike the movies. Like the Harry Potter books, the both the Harry Potter movies and the Twilight movies follow the books quite closely, which are good things. In both of these cases, there are huge international fan bases already because they are fans of the books. Dedicated fans hate it when Hollywood makes movies that differ significantly from the movies. From the first movie, Stephanie Meyer was involved from the get go. on the first movie, Director, Catherine Hardwicke, worked very closely with Stephanie Meyer, to assure that the existing fan base would not be disappointed. The fans were never disappointed with any movies in the Twilight Saga. I only read the books after owning and watching the entire series of movies. The first couple of books were a bit too much of romantic novel stuff thrown in. It wasn't until the third book that it started backing off of that aspect. Plus, the books do contain more detail than is possible in the movies. Just like the Harry Potter series, the final book was broken down into two movies as to be able to better represent the material and storytelling. My audio room, which was the former lobby of the motel that I operate, also serves as a nice home theater. I have guests over for dinner, drinks and movie nights on a regular can continuing basis. Being in business for quite a long time, I have developed a regular clientele that we know very well. Many of our customers know each other, having been here over the years. I will usually will make an inquiry to a guest and ask them if they have seen this or that movie. I have found that the majority of "mature adults" have neither seen any of the movies, or have had any desire to see them. I have one longtime friend, who simply refuses to consider watching them, for whatever reason. Other than that, I can't tell you how many personal guests of mine, that I have invited over to see the Twilight (the first movie) and so, 100% of them have enjoyed the movie and 100% of them, have returned to watch the entire Twilight Saga. Everyone whom I have showed the entire series to, which is everyone that I have showed the first movie to, has immensely enjoyed each and every movie. Most, hate it when a movie ends and can't wait for the next installment. Early Hollywood featured many movies that were presented in installments back in the studio days and contract players. When the days of studios having players under contracts started to go away, most all of the "series" movies went away also. By the time the 1960's rolled around, they were gone. James Bond brought the series back to life with Dr. No... Then, in the later 60's, the Planet of the Apes, franchise popped up (as it has again in more modern times). Now there is nothing but franchise movies, most based on comic book characters (or so my impression is). I tend to like a well done series of movies, because it allows for both script and character development, that a single movie can not achieve. And it's nice to tell stories that involve the same characters. Star Trek T.O.S. had a series of books, written by different authors, and they were well know inside of the sci-fi community. This was possible because of the existence of a Star Trek "universe". Having good original "book" material, I think is a key to having a good movie, provided that the screenplay was properly adapted. Melissa Rosenberg adopted her screenplay directly from the book "Twilight", along with direct input from the author, Stephanie Meyer. Every bodies tastes are different. Some will light and appreciate the screen adaption of Stephanie Meyer's novels, some won't. When you can translate written words to the silver screen and the fans of the books approve, than you have a successful translation of the original work. It's hard to ask or expect more than that. I tend to watch movies over again, because I screen them for my personal guests. So many movies on my list are there for exactly that reason. I would recommend to anyone who has not seen the first movie, watch it and then decide whether or not you want to view the entire series. In my viewing environment, with a nice 4k 65" curved screen TV together with an excellent sound system (with a large sub-woofer), It can go things that a regular theater can not, as far a a movie going experience goes.