Tornado wrote:You know, I've been thinking about the ending, and I wonder if the battle will proceed in what looks like real time to us, and everyone will get killed, and then the camera will go back Alice who is 'showing' Aro what would have happened if they had fought. Then everyone thinks it's real and are horrified that everyone dies, but it turns out it's not really that way at all. Kind of like what they did on Dallas when Bobby Ewing came back. He's in the shower and the entire previous season was just a dream.
I don't think I'll like it if that's what they do, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did that.
My opinion too. A real battle is actually preferable to me, but only while it is playing out those few moments onscreen. Afterwards, not so much fun. This vision stuff is pretty hokey, but at least you don't end up with a bunch of dead characters.
I'll add one thought in support of the vision (and the canon) instead of the real. J.K. cheated a little with the Harry Potter ending. She had deaths, but she also showed us that they indisputably carry on in the afterlife, that death was not the ending. A vampire's afterlife is unknown, there are no guarantees. Death may be truly final in the TW world. This is likely at least one of the reasons why SM wanted to minimize character deaths. Deaths would cast a pall over the final scenes of the movie.