Monday, November 19, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2

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!


  1. Glad to hear it was good! I will probably wait for it to come out on DVD. We passed the theater and saw that line which I am assuming most were there for the new Twilight Movie. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Oh!!!! I have not seen it yet... unless a miracle happens and my fairy god mother magically appears before me with a twenty dollar bill and says, "Go, I'll watch your little hobbits for you and I'll tend to your sick mother," I have no other choice but to wait for it to come out on DVD which is in FEBRUARY!!! I am so excited!! I am counting down the days before it is available on dvd! I'm glad you had a great time though and you are just like me!!! When I picked up the book, I couldn't stop reading! Finished all the books within a weeks time! My eyes were glued to every single page! I didn't even want to cook dinner for my family!! LOL! But I did.. I read as I was flipping burgers!! HAHA!

  3. I'm going to see it on Thursday, very excited! I agree with you about the movies, Twilight was terrible compared to the books, but they've gotten better as they've gone on, although I have to admit I didn't like how they changed Breaking Dawn Part One.

  4. Not my type of read but I have seen a couple of the movies.

  5. I did see the movie. I thought it was good. Kristen Stewart definitely made a better vampire than human!

  6. I haven't read the books or watched the movies although I think I would actually enjoy them! Maybe I should add the books to my TBR list.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving break :)

  7. I haven't read the books nor seen the movies. When it was first introduced, I didn't think much of it since the vampire theme turned me off a bit. But I've heard it's more than vampires so maybe I'll give it a chance :)

  8. You never go to the movies and you go for Breaking Dawn and Twilight?
    I don't mean to be offensive, but I'm just speechless.
    I've seen two or three movies of the series, don't even remember, because I used to win free tickets for the premiere nights here. So I'd go, but would walk out of the theater after the movie ended with gag reflexes and the desire to bringing the sufferings of the world to an end. So I stopped participating in the free tickets lottery every time a new Twilight was around.

  9. Like you I'm a fan of the books. I read them in the span of a week. I didn't sleep, didn't eat much, and did the barely essential to reduce my time away from the books. They were awesome and the Twilight movie just disgusted me. Also like you, I think the movies, and actors, grew better with each one. I went to see Breaking Dawn 2 upon insistence of my husband, funny as that may sound, and I came pleasantly surprised. I don't know if the CGI help Kristen with her acing but she didn't drive me borderline murderous from watching her. The sequence with the battle is a great ruse, so well executed, that makes the whole movie.

    Great review!

  10. I don't like the way Meyer writes. Therefore, I didn't finish book one. But I LOVE the movies. The only "Twilight" movie I didn't like is Breaking Dawn Part 1. I loved Part 2. I don't know why people get upset when movies are different than the books. Screenplays are screenplays. Books are books. If you go into a movie expecting it to be just like the book, you'll always be disappointed. Life is too short. Relax and have fun. That's all the "Twilight" movies are supposed to be - fun. We're not talking Oscar here. If all you want are serious movies - go see "Lincoln" or go see "Argo."

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