Really Quick -
2nd viewing today. Sorry I haven't had time to read all of your posts yet.
* Artistically beautiful film - Loved the opening - gorgeous!
* Loved seeing a happy Edward
* Loved seeing a happy Jacob, except when he was getting beaten by Bella, and I loved that too.
* Cottage Scene - let's face it, we all agree on this. *sigh* Love how Bella's hair sparkles when she reaches that particular altered state of consciousness.
*Battle Scene - now that I know it is a vision
I LOVE seeing the Volturi get their due, one by one!!!
So satisfying. When I watch it, I think of every Cullen/Wolf death as a fake and every Volturi death as real.
*Alice's Vision of Jacob and Grown-up Renesmee with Bella and Edward at the Beach. Awwwww! Just noticed at second viewing today how Edward saw Alice's vision and was genuinely
happy. They get to live together forever, the four of them. How great is that?
*Bella removing her shield for Edward in the Meadow - Robward!!! He knows how to get us, doesn't he? I was sobbing!
*End credits - A great tribute to the actors and the fans - LOVED the turning pages of the book highlighting the three main characters - Beautifully done!
This movie was definitely a notch above - a true attempt to finish of the Saga properly - loved how they said "The Twilight Saga" at the very end.
My question to you all is - Were we set up to believe that the battle was real when Stephenie herself said the ending was different from the book??? That way we were open to any possibility. But it turns out that actually, it WAS like the book!! There wasn't a real battle, it was only a vision. Yet, most of us fell for it and they wanted us to which did make for a more monumental viewing experience. So, it was all intentional - the little leaks, the warning of a difference??? I'm totally OK with it if it was a setup! It was a wild ride!bye for now!