...of course I saw Twilight opening weekend! Remember this is the girl that read the first three books in a week that would be around 1700 pages my friends! (My kids were at my moms that week. )
And then went and got the last book at midnight the day it was released.
It took me about five days to read Breaking Dawn because my kids were around and I couldn't lock myself in my room to read uninterrupted. So needless to say I have been very much anticipating this movie. And let me tell you....it did not disappoint, well maybe the acting did but still, I was thoroughly entertained!
I went with my sister and some of my other Twilight fanatic friends. We went yesterday we weren't crazy enough to do the midnight showing. I have school age kids! There was no way I could have done that and still gotten my kids to school on time the next morning. So I did the responsible thing and went on Saturday.
I was not a fan of Robert Pattison as Edward...until I saw the movie. He definitely got cuter as the movie went on.
Bella was good, a little too much sighing and heavy breathing for me, but then again I've never been in love with a vampire so maybe that was right on.
L.O.V.E.D Alice and Emmett, I thought Jasper was great comic relief. Rosalie...not my favorite.
I was also impressed with the "other" vampires, they were very well cast. James and Victoria were very much what I imagined, Laurant wasn't anything I expected but I really liked him.
The music...totally disappointed. In fact I have made my own playlist. I changed my playlist on my blog for this post. So if you want to hear some of my picks check out the songs below. The song "Asleep" by The Smiths is the song I would hear whenever the book talked about the song Edward wrote for Bella. Not so much the words just the piano.
Overall I thought they did a great job cramming a lot of story in a two hour movie. I missed the relationship development between Edward and Bella that happens in the book. That is why their connection is so deep. Obviously two hours is not enough time to really get into that but I'm so glad I got to read about it in the book.
So I give this movie almost two thumbs up...the music thing is my only real hang up.
I didn't mind sharing the theater with teeny boppers, and surprisingly there weren't that many. Seeing them did get me thinking. I'm trying to decide if it's a good thing that they think that guys like Edward really exist. Because if they did, those girls wouldn't let a boy treat them like crap or be fooled into thinking that lust is love. On the other hand...you don't want these girls raising the bar so high that they won't be able know a good guy when they see one.
All I have to say is that I found a keeper, I'm glad he's not Edward. I really think that after awhile I would get annoyed by the constant hovering. Don't get me wrong I like having Aric's attention, but I do think Edward sort of overdoes it and like I said before having to live with that all the time could get annoying.
I really liked this movie and I can't wait for New Moon/Eclipse. I'm really hoping they do them together because New Moon didn't do that much for me until the last few chapters.