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The Writing Adventures of The Undead Duo–Julie Hutchings and Kristen Strassel

Everybody Wants to Know What I Think of Breaking Dawn 2

TODAY’S BREW: Eggnognut.  The last scoop of Hazelnut + Eggnog Coffee

I need my coffee today, because of course, Kristen and I went to see Breaking Dawn 2 last night, keeping us both up until the wee hours.  Kristen was not as drunk as I expected…I thought she would be yelling at the screen and cursing.  She had popcorn, I had Cookie Dough Bites, these are the things we always get.  I used my good shampoo in case Rob could see me through the screen.  This is the last time we will get to see a Twilight movie at midnight!  So sad, the end of an era.  Until Beautiful Creatures comes out.  You know how you think about a movie after you leave, and then is when you really decide if you liked it or not?  I really liked this movie!  A lot! It was a good ending to the era of midnight movies.

First things first, everybody looked great.  Well, except Carlisle and Emmett, who just looked weird.  Jasper’s hair, which you may or may not realize is a source of distress for me, was finally good!  Finally, he is as hot as he can be.  Kristen disagrees, and says it’s all me.  Jacob was at an all-time high.  Truly supreme looking.  Edward, well, it doesn’t get a whole lot better than that.  Yeah, the girls looked gorgeous, too.

Enough of that.  You probably have heard about this surprise ending, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint.  I won’t give it away, but I will tell you that it was action packed enough even for a guy to enjoy, and only gave me a moment of “Oh, Jesus Christ, really?!”

Renesmee, who Kristen just loathes, was not as obnoxious as even I thought she might be.  The child who played her brought her to life quite a bit.  She was sweet and endearing and mature, but not in that little kid who gets way too much positive reinforcement way.  I enjoyed her.  More new additions to this movie, are the vampires from around the world that each bring a special gift or story to the table.  This was done very well, though I would like to have seen a little more of what a few of them could do, particularly in the battle scene.  Benjamin, if you have read the novel, is spot on.  Very cool power that is shown well by a thoughtful actor.  I would have liked to see more Zafrina, who had great potential in the movie.  The actress was awesome that played her, bringing a real creep factor and intensity.  Garrett kicked ass.  We both like him a lot.  The Volturi get a lot more character in this movie that I wished they had had all along!  You really disliked them by the end of it, and they all had personality.  I mean, you didn’t like them, but at least they showed a little something more than ugliness.

What I think I liked best was Bella as a vampire!  This was done really well, you truly believe she is strong and different than the human Bella.  Kristen Stewart is unbelievably beautiful in this movie, and carries herself with as much force as the rest of the Cullens.  Even in the way she stands when projecting her shield is animalistic, primal.  Very cool.  Her hunting scene is kick ass…this was my favorite scene in the movie, and it’s early on, so I was interested to see more of what she could do.  I was impressed with the amount of energy she put into making Bella the vampire different from the human Bella.

All in all, I want to see this movie again!  I will have to bring a different friend, but I am totally into it.  Go see Breaking Dawn 2 and tell them Julie sent you.  Well, you don’t have to, they won’t have any idea who I am.

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5 thoughts on “Everybody Wants to Know What I Think of Breaking Dawn 2

  1. The crowd was so excited last night at the first showing. Lots of energy to feed off of!

    😈

    Indeed, the climax gives us an extra-value-meal serving of action while staying true to the novel. It still actually ends the same way as the novel (literally, with the printed words shown), but it was more entertaining to get there.

  2. Reblogged this on Vampire Syndrome Blog and commented:
    Agreed: Vampire Bella is indeed one of the best changes ever.

  3. Thanks for the reblog, Daven! Depending on how my day goes, I may post my thoughts later on.

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