Ok, a lot of this is prolly gonna be pretty similar to what's been posted! But I still really want to get it written down to organise my thoughts! Stuff I really really liked:The beginning -
as much as I kind of wished they had went to tell Charlie about the wedding, I still liked how it was done. I loved seeing Bella try to practice walking in her shoes (LOL!) and the Cullens setting up the garden for the ceremony. Alice was very funny!
I am glad the kept the scene in where Edward goes to his stag party - again, very funny!The wedding -
oh my, where to begin!! Bella getting ready was so sweet! Charlie & Renee giving Bella her clasp - aww! I am soooo happy the kept in the "don't let me fall Dad" "never" line. Makes me tear up! Bella looked beautiful
! I really liked the dress; the back was stunning, and her veil was gorgeous. I think she looked the perfect balance of nervous & happy, espeically when she saw Edward at the alter. The vows were beautiful. And the kiss!! That defo was epic
! I loved how it related back to the kiss at the prom. Squeal!!
The speeches were hysterical! Especially Emmett's & Charlies. Hahahaha!!
I thought the scene with Jake was done very well. Jake didn't even annoy me here (where as he kind of does in the book).
Bella's goodbye to her parents was very touching. Aww!Charlie -
he just owns every scene he is in!! I loved when he was looking at the graduation caps ("or weird" LOL!!). The wedding speech was possible the funniest thing ever!! I also felt his pain at wanting Bella back home when she was sick.. Billy Burke is just awesome. No other way to describe him really!!The honeymoon -
One word: wow. Seriously! So much better than I could have imagined!! I just loved how happy
they were!! When in the boat, and Edward tells Bella that they were "just passing through" Rio, the smirk on his face just makes me melt! I loved that he carried her over the threshold, Bella having her "human minutes" (the music fit this scene perfectly I thought! Very well played by Kristen!), and then the sex scene...wow! It was just the right amount of everything, and I absolutely adored that they played Turning Page
in this scene! The morning after was played very well - from the destruction of the room (major laughs here!), to Bella trying to convince Edward that she truly is fine, to him trying to distract her.
The chess was very funny! I loved the extra parts of the honeymoon we got to see...just makes me swoon really...
Bella trying to seduce Edward - and the look on his face! Hahahaha!! Excellent!!The pregnancy -
this was played so very well! The make up (or was it CGI?) on Kristen to make her look ill was fantastic! She truly did look terrible, but it was very believable! Kristen played this so well I think - totally believes that she really will be ok. Rob also played Edward very well! I guess we didn't get as much of the "burning man" that we were hoping for, but you could still see his desperation for Bella's survival. I didn't mind the "you've given me no choice" scene. It fit well.
When Edward apologised to Bella, and when he first hears Renesmee - aww!!! Such a lovely scene!!Jacob -
He was actually ok! I really enjoyed book 2 of BD, and I think Taylor played his character really good. I liked initailly how the wolves spoke to one another - when Jake was running to them, seeing Bella's pregnant belly in his head etc - but when they were standing with the actual voice overs, it was a little cheesy. I didn't know how else they would have done this though...Imprinting -
Very well done! I liked the additional scene on the beach, helped explain it to people how hadn't read the book. When Jake first looks at Renesmee, and there is flashforwards to what he will be for her with the voiceover from Eclipse - loved it!! Very very good!The birth -
Again, wow! When Bella's spine broke, you could hear the whole cinema gasp. I thought it was good how it was through Bella's eyes you could see things. The close ups were good. Kristen screaming in pain - shivers down my spine!!
I almost wished they had explained that Edward would have to use his teeth to get the baby out - not sure if this was clear if you hadn't read the book.
At first viewing, I didn't know if the birth was chaotic or not, but now I've seen it a couple times more, I really like it. Jake's attempt at CPR, Edward injecting his venom, and then the desparation in his voice ("you're not dead", "c'mon!") broke me... She defo looked dead. Just...mindblowing really...The transformation -
I liked how they done the graphics of this, very cool! I initially wanted it to be more clear that she was
burning with the fire, but again on another viewing, I guess the small part of Bella screaming conveys this. That small part is still very effective!! Wow.The end -
Loved it!! I loved that they kept it Edward's worrying that it hadn't worked, and then when her heart stopped & they all turned to look at her. I mean, I knew they were gonna cut it at this point, but I was still holding my breath as the camera panned down on Bella's face... the whole cinema was silent!
And then the eyes opened. WOW!!!
She is going to look awesome as a vampire!!Stuff I didn't like as much:Edward's flashback -
I thought this was sort of weird actually. It's not that I didn't like it (I guess it was kinda cool to see him with red eyes!) but I just thought it was strangely placed.The wolves voiceover -
Kinda mentioned this above. It was just a bit too cartoony. That's a shame as well, cos it was always going to be a difficult scene to bring to film!Wolves vs Cullens -
I hate that they actually fought & that the Cullens were losing! I know they needed to have some action as it's a film etc, but I still don't like it much. I think this is the main part I didn't like as much; the other changes/additional scenes, especially when relating to the wolves, were actually very good!Edward leaving Bella's side -
Again, I know he had to, to go and fight. But still! It would never happen
LOL.Extra things that really have to be mentioned:The general acting -
I really think the cast, espeicially the main three, have truly upped their game with this film. Really very good!! They are
the characters!!Kristen as Bella -
This girl is such a great actress! I don't understand when people say she isn't or can't act...
Special credit has to be given to her for the birth scene - absolutely awesome! The screaming made my toes curl, her blank facial expressions when she was "dead" make me shiver... BD part 2 is going to be insane! Vampire Bella... I just cannot wait!!Rob as Edward -
Wow. Just as I pictured! HappyEdward during the wedding & honeymoon; DevestatedEdward during the pregnancy; and BrokenEdward during the birth & transformation. Just, wow!
So there are my thoughts (for now). I'm sure I have missed some stuff... guess I will see when I go to see the movie again!
But yes, I very much enjoyed this film!!!