I don't go to the movies at the theater very often. I average about one movie per year, usually something in 3D that can't be watched at home without the fancy TV. Ticket prices are too high, crowds are too loud, and it's much more comfortable to watch a movie in my living room.
I can't remember the last time I went to see a movie on opening night either, but I broke down and did it Friday night. My best friend and I went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2.
When the Twilight series came out, I refused to read it or watch the movies. I didn't understand what the big deal was and I refused to give in. I'm not sure what changed my mind but as soon as I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.
As soon as I finished the first book, I made a late night run for the second, then the third, etc. There was just something unexplainable that I couldn't let go.
I had read the entire series before I saw any of the movies and I was highly disappointed in the Twilight movie. The interpretation of the director was entirely different from what I pictured.
New Moon was a little better, although the story of New Moon was depressing to me. Eclipse finally brought it together and by the time Breaking Dawn came out, I found myself a fan of the movies too.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 starts where Part 1 left off. Bella is a new vampire trying to realize her new strength and gifts. Kristen Stewart made a much better vampire than human in my opinion. There was a new intensity in her red eyes that wasn't there in her human form. There is also a mature, motherly way about her as she cares for Renesmee, her half human/half vampire daughter.
It has been a while since I read Breaking Dawn but the movies did seem to follow the book closely. There is an awesome battle scene toward the end between the Cullens (with extended family) and the Volturi - Alice's vision.
Without giving any spoiler alerts, I just have to say this was my favorite of the series by far.
It was also a lot of fun to be in the theater with so many Twihards, most of whom were Team Jacob.
Have you seen Breaking Dawn Part 2 yet? What did you think?
I will be taking the rest of the week off from blogger as I spend time with friends and family. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!