I'm going to write about Breaking Dawn 2.
I assume most everyone has seen it by now since I seem
to be the last person on planet Earth to have seen it.
But alas, I must warn for spoilers in this post.
Even though if you have read the book
You pretty much know how it ends.
I'm trying to be nice here.
It only happens every so often.
I kept my ticket stubs for all the Twilight movies I saw.
I'm kinda a sentimental pack-rat that way.
I remembered that I saw Twilight 5 times.
I was obsessed at that stage of this journey.
I probably would have seen it more if it wasn't such a busy
time of the year.
I didn't remember seeing New Moon 3 times...
And Breaking Dawn... once.
And (so far) Breaking Dawn 2 once.
You may also notice Remember Me
Water for Elephants
(I saw SWATH, too... but the stub is missing)
I'm a REAL fan of Rob and Kristen.
I see their movies OUTSIDE of Twilight.
I see them more than just Edward and Bella.
Bel Ami, Welcome to the Rileys, Cosmopolis were never shown in Wisconsin..
Or I would have stubs for those as well.
(I also own most of Rob and Kristen's movies on DVD)
This is one of the few movie posters for BD2 that I actually like.
It is very reminiscent of this...
Which remains my favorite Edward.
I loved Breaking Dawn 2.
The things I loved most?
1. Vampire Bella
(and Edward not being able to keep his hands off
of vampire Bella.)
I loved strong, fierce, protective Bella.
I loved that she dressed better. (ha)
I loved that she could finally be the one
who saves the people she loves.
And MY GOD
Was Kristen fucking GORGEOUS as a vampire?
Rosalie is supposed to be the most beautiful vampire EVER?
Not even CLOSE.
2. Aro's laugh.
I think that says it all.
3. Edward at the piano...
It's just a shame it took 3 movies to get back here.
4. Charlie Swan.
Let me explain...
These past couple of days
I've had to endure all this chitchat about BD2.
I didn't necessarily get 'spoiled' with what I saw
(I kept my twitter presence pretty low)
And again... having read the book
I kinda had an inkling as to how it would end.
So the 'twist' didn't really upset me
(although it was weird to see beloved characters
doing their best Marie Antoinette impersonation.)
And the crying?
Me and my gf kinda sat there in the theater
after it was all over...
staying at the screen...
and kinda saying
"Where's the crying?"
We were both kinda perplexed.
I kept reading about all these endless tears...
And not nary a one flowed down my cheek.
Was I a heartless bitch?
Not if both of us were on the same page.
But I will tell you what does make me sappy.
And that's Charlie Swan.
He's done it in every movie.
|"You look beautiful, Bells"|
Well... when Bella is trying to get the 'tracker' away from Charlie
and she has to lie to him about why she is leaving.
Charlie Swan: Bella, come on. I-I just got you back.
Isabella Swan: Yea, and you know if I don't get out now, I'll just be stuck here like mom.
Charlies face of complete heartbreak.
The look on his face... again.
Charlie Swan: Hey. You okay?
Bella Swan: I'm fine. Dad, you don't have to worry.
Charlie Swan: Yeah, last time you said that you took off
and I didn't see you for three days.
Bella Swan: I'm really sorry, dad. I...
Charlie Swan: Bella, do not ever do that to me again.
Ever. And you're grounded for the rest of your life.
Bella Swan: Okay.
Just the look of love and pride at Bella graduating High School.
Breaking Dawn 1?
Charlie Swan: You're ready?
Bella Swan: Yeah. Just don't let me fall, Dad.
Charlie Swan: Never.
You know that headache you get when you try
really really hard NOT TO CRY?
And Breaking Dawn 2?
Charlie is just grateful to have Bella in his life.
No matter what.
And that was the closest to crying I came to during this movie.
He's always connected somehow.
All my best crying moments...
(Outside of "Flightless Bird" being played during the wedding...
which completely destroyed me)
Have been with Charlie.
5. Jacob was finally relaxed and pretty damn funny.
Hard to do while imprinting on a baby, right?
But Taylor pulls it off.
6. The collage at the end...
When Bella opens her thoughts for Edward.
It was a nice touch...
But still could have been so much more.
There were a few things I didn't care for..
Not Mackenzie Foy
I think she is a gorgeous little girl
and was a perfect choice to play Rob and Kristen's daughter.
It was just the creepy CGI thing where they put her
face on an infant... a toddler...
and even an adult.
Can we say creepy?
And completely unnecessary.
It looked fake.
And thus was creepy.
And all the other vampires...
I just didn't care... you know?
That's about it when it comes to vampires.
One of the other vampires I did like.
But other than that...
I enjoyed the movie a lot.
I loved it.
But I have to admit...
Twilight remains my favorite.
Oh the angst this picture brought!
First there were at least 1/2 dozen sightings of Rob and Kristen
in some out of the way market...
And lo and behold mateys
A pic and it DID happen!
I really cannot tell you how much laughter was made over this.
Because... instead of just accepting what is right in front of them...
Ninnies went thru their usual stages of grief.
"The pic is old!"
"The pic is photo shopped!"
"I don't care what that pussy does anymore!"
"They deserve each other!"
"They just stopped off to get food for everyone!"
"They are having a cast/crew party"
"They have to stay together to promote the DVD!"
"It doesn't matter anymore"
"I'm only here for Rob's career!"
They haven't reached this stage yet.
And I'm pretty sure they never will.
The picture is just what it appears.
Rob and Kristen.
Because that is what they want.
It's what they always want.
It's just how it is.
Until next time.
Bye for now
|Said Rob to Kristen...|