I read Midnight Sun (from Meyers own site) before I read Twilight, and glad I did.. made Twilight better for me. New Moon was my least fav book, but I love the entire saga :).
That being said, I like the movies and will watch them all and enjoy them. Yes the books are so much better.
I agree about the mumbling on screen... I really wish they'd make that girl speak clearly.
I'm hoping after all is said and done, the authors sister releases Forever Dawn for those of us that are adults lol