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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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Let’s Get Ready to Randoooommmm!: Julie’s Ramblings on Breaking Dawn

TODAY’S BREW: Hazelnut, then pumpkin, then hazelnut, then beer.

I am especially psyched out of my mind for my midnight adventure with Kristen to go see Breaking Dawn 2.  We have been to all of the Twilight movies together at midnight, with all the teenage girls and their boyfriends, and the housewives and the occasional dad.  This time, Kristen will be drunk, though.  That last movie put her right over the edge.

So, I have heard several people’s thoughts on both Breaking Dawn the movie, and the novel.  I will not recount them for you here, so don’t change the channel.  This is just about me and Kristen, like all good things.  As far as the novel, goes, I loved it as much as Twilight, though for different reasons.  I enjoyed the gruesomeness of Bella’s pregnancy.  I also thought this was done really well in the movie, I mean she looked wretched.  And that scene where her back breaks?  Good stuff.  I loved meeting all of the other vampires, and learning about their individual stories and powers.  The mythology is original and I thought the relationships between the vampires was interesting.  I thought it gave credibility to the bigger picture of the Volturi, and took you out of Bella and Edward’s relationship just enough to be refreshing.  I mean, after that honeymoon, I needed a break.

Kristen hates all of that.  She doesn’t care.  Fair enough.

When it came to the movie, I was personally offended by the werewolves speaking to each other like people, mouths moving and all.  Kristen did not mind this.  I find this fascinating, as Kristen is annoyed by the idea of werewolves in general, and this is the cherry on top for me.  (Side note: If you don’t hate werewolves, go read Jason Starr’s The Pack.  It is super fantastic.)  Other things that gave me issue:  Apparently, in one day it is possible to travel from Washington to Brazil.  Impressive.  And do I have to mention that everyone except Bella gets uglier in every movie?  Jesus Christ, leave their hair alone.  Except Jasper–just fix it.  Make it normal.  I have high hopes for his hair in the last movie.  They have tried everything else, please get it right this time.  Esme, the poor thing, started out gorgeous in underfunded Twilightand they just destroy her more in every film.  Not nice.

And now for the moment you’ve probably not all been waiting for…WHAT DO THE UNDEAD DUO THINK OF RENEESME? Or Renesme, or however it is spelled.  Kristen is mortally wounded by the entire thing.  She wants nothing to do with the little creep.  She hates the name, she hates the power the kid has, she hates that she is the offspring of Edward, who she has avid dislike for, and mousy Bella.  I like the weirdness of the whole thing.  I love weird.  I like the creepy kid.  Talking infants that can make you see shit?  Fun.  If this were a horror novel/movie, that could be killer.  Case in point, it is not, so it is just creepy, which is good enough for me.  Four books just about Bella and Edward would be dull as hell.  The whole imprinting thing with the baby and Jacob can’t be anything but weird.  It is a baby.  Come on.  But I find it to be an absolutely brilliant solution to all of the conflicts in the series, from why Bella and Jacob can’t be together, to why the wolves have to have a truce with the vampires, and why the baby can’t be killed.  That’s some mastery and complexity to aspire to.  (I do aspire to this in Running Home, as well as the rest of the trilogy in the works.  I like complex.  Kristen prefers the Keep It Simple, Stupid approach in the Immortal Dilemma series.)

(Kristen’s note:  my approach simply refers to me preferring to stick to one mythology, i.e. vampires.  I do not believe that just because you have vampires you need to have werewolves and brownies and fae.  Pick one and make it as rich as possible.)

I will let you know in no less random format what we think of the movie on Friday.  I will have to write it because Kristen will still be nursing a hangover.  Let us know your thoughts on Breaking Dawn, the first one, the second one, the movie or all three.  We love this crap.

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