And it was really good. It was romantic and sweet and surprising funny. And then freaky and bloody and gory.
What’s not to love?
I didn’t reread the fourth book before seeing the film, so I can’t obsess over any details that director Bill Condon might have changed. Instead I will share with you what I learned during my initial viewing (because you know I will see it again)
- Audience matters. I have seen two of the four Twilight films at midnight. Midnight audiences rock, and make your viewing experience that much better. Last night I saw the movie at 8:00pm during a special screening for AMC Stubs members. There were people there talking, texting, even making fun of the movie. Why go if you’re not into it?
- Talent rises to the top. In the first Twilight movie, the actors were pretty much on par in the acting department. Even Kristen Stewart, the star, was ticky as all get out. In this latest installment, Kristen and Robert stand out from the rest of the cast. They are the emotional center. Taylor Lautner, on the other hand, may be getting worse. Perhaps he should spend less time in the gym and more time in acting class.
- Big weddings are the way to go. Bella’s character is a tomboy. She doesn’t like dressing up or being the center of attention. But her wedding is a showstopper. Even if you think you don’t want a big affair, learn from the Cullens. Pull out all the stops.
If any other deep thoughts hit me at later viewings, you’ll know where to find them!