YAY! I saw it as well
With Marielle and I agree with her on a lot of things This IS the spoiler thread , but still: major spoilers coming up!!!
Right now I'm still in awe of everything I saw. I thought it was the best movie so far, but hey, that's what I thought when I walked out of Eclipse as well (and when I watched that again and again, I kept disliking it more and more....
) Still, I thought it was such a great movie!
From the beginning of the movie I went through: joy, sad, joy, sad... Jacob running off was so sad... Rene so happy with the invitation, Charlie looking at it...
The wedding was great! I think they showed Bella being scared and then suddenly comforted by seeing Edward perfect! You totally see/feel/get how she feels there! I absolutely loved their vows! The speeches were awesome!
The Jacob showing up part, for me, they did it absolutely right.
The Denali I didn't like either. They're supposed to be beautiful, but they were just too much. Too much make-up, too much beauty. They seemed too unnatural to me.
The trip to Isle Esme was good, arriving there, looking around, it was great. Bella preparing I liked. The sex part was done very tasteful I think. They showed just enough, not too much, not too little either.
I was so glad to see Edward just happy! No pain, no sadness, just happy for once! Rob looked beautiful! It was great to see him react to Bella's efforts at seducing him.
The scene where Bella and Edward were yelling at each other... I didn't like it. I didn't like Edward treating Bella that way. I wasn't happy to see that at all. Yes, they are unhappy, yes, bad things are going on, but Edward saying such things at Bella... It's a normal reaction, I think, but Edward isn't 'normal', that's my point
The labor was done great. I was squirming in my seat, I almost couldn't watch it! Jacob imprinting was great. Edward fighting to keep Bella alive, I found it hard to watch, that acting was so good. Seeing how Edward here's the wolves coming and then going outside to fight them off. In one way, that was great! Him standing up for his family, protecting them. But I just can not get over the fact that he actually left Bella
As for the wolf scenes. I agree with Marielle that the scene at the beach was a good addition. It made things clear in a quick, easy way. It could've complicated the movie a lot if that scene wasn't there. The scene where Emmett, Esme and Carlisle leave and fight the wolves off, I thought it was unnecessary, but it added intensity, so I get why it's in there.
The scene where the wolves are communicating in wolf form... When that scene started I was like: "YES! This IS the way to show this!" But then the scene continued and I started to feel like: "no, why did it they do it this was?" But on the other hand, I don't see any other way to do it either. I didn't love it over all, but I didn't hate it either.
From the moment I knew BD was going to be 2 movies, I said this would be the exact ending to the first part and I was right! It makes the suspension almost unbearable though.
I thought it was funny how when the movie ended, the credits started and everyone just got up and left. We stayed put though and we got a extra scene at the end! So, everyone, stay in your seats! And tell everyone else to sit down when it starts again, it's what I did
I'm sure there are things I'm forgetting right now. I can't wait until the rest of you see this movie and post your thoughts!