Friday, November 16, 2012
Movie Review: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 - Prepare to be Shocked!
I am not going to go into a long winded, mind blowing, heart warming, mind changing kind of review here. After spending a good 4+ years with these movies and even longer with the books, the battle lines are clearly drawn. There are those (myself included) that will always love & cherish Twilight (it's good & it's bad). There are those that hate everything that this franchise represents. & then there are those who fall somewhere in the middle - where they neither hate nor love it, but know how to tolerate the madness.
I love my house to to meet up with my friends at 1:00 pm today even though the show didn't start until 10:00 pm. We had a good 9 hour wait ahead of us. But we didn't mind. Why? Because Twilight meant and still means something to all of us, that we wouldn't miss the chance to be some of the first people to see it.
& when we finally got into the theatre, the wait only became that much harder.
Then the movie started.
Breaking Dawn was my favorite book in the series. And I really enjoyed the first part that came out last November. I knew that this last part (this finale) was going to be even better, the best movie yet. But, I will admit to you all at the beginning... I was really disappointed with how the movie was progressing. It went WAY to fast, causing a lot of the scenes to look and feel very choppy. It was like they were trying to cram in a lot of information in the first half of the movie, that you never fully got to enjoy the scene you were in before it was moving to the next one. & the cgi at the beginning was pretty unbelievable (it was rather amusing to be honest). I was getting ready to scream at the movie (with a packed theatre I may add) to just slow down so I could enjoy it more. You didn't really get to enjoy the introduction of all the new vampires & of course it didn't do as good a job of introducing them all and their different personalities as the book did. But I guess I should have expected that, movies are rather limited after all.
& then the last part of the movie came. Where our dear Cullens and their friends face off against the Volturi. We all know how it ends in the books, but in the books we are limited to Bella's POV. Not so for the movie. As the scene progressed, I started to pull my hair out... I was thoroughly confused... What in the world was going on here? This is not how this happened in the book. But what was going on? This I will not share with you all. For you need to go see the movie, to fully understand what happens. How they take you from Bella's POV... to Alice's... That is the only hint I will give you all. & for those of you who will not see the movie, I am sure you will eventually hear about what happens in the movie.
The ending of this epic saga (that so thoroughly changed my life) was sweet and fitting. It gave you just enough information to be content to know that everyone finds their happy ending. Everyone finds their contentment. & we can leave the Cullen world, knowing that characters that we have come to see as close friends, will be happy... for well... forever. But while this is the last glimpse for us into their world, they will still live in our hearts and memories for years to come. & after all, that is what a good story is all about right? It takes us on a ride, through a ton of different emotions, but some how along that way it changes us (even in just the smallest way) & leave permanent imprints (no pun intended) on our hearts and memories.
My advice for those going to see Breaking Dawn: Part 2.... Bring tissues & be prepared for an ending that will shock you, but still manage to leave you thoroughly satisfied to leave this world behind... For now.
Bella and Edward's love story (while I know it was no where near perfect) will forever remain one of my all time favorites. & of course I will be going to see this movie again.
I hope you are all able to enjoy it. I may have been frustrated with it at the beginning, but it makes up for that at the end.
Highlights: Garrett was by far my favorite new vampire. Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee) did a great job. That there were a lot of humorous parts to break up the intense/were able too all die scenes. The ending flashback (Bella & Edward). How they credited every actor/actress who took part in the entire saga (the big roles at least). It was by far the most emotionally moving movie of them all. Seeing different POV's then just Bella's. That the movie managed to surprise even me, even though I know Breaking Dawn like the back of my hand. & so much more that I can't think of right now... <3 XoXoXo
Well I am sooo tired right now (& I still have work in the morning), so I will leave you all for now. Take care my lovelies.