Finally I am able to type up what I thought of the movie. A lot of this has already been said, but I am gonna say it again anyway LOL.
Overall, I absolutely ADORED the film! I'm not sure if it were my favourite (as Twilight holds a special place in my heart, as much as it was changed from the book), but it is defo up there.
So... here goes!Opening & end credits -
The opening of the movie was beautiful
! I loved the score playing during it too. Was really nice to see everyone's name before the movie, and especially the line "based on the novel 'Breaking Dawn' by Stephenie Meyer"! The end credits I JUST LOVED! It was truly a wonderful way to end the series & a big shout out to the fans. I loved that everyone got their little aknowledgment & the way that the book covers turned over for Taylor, Rob & Kristen. Defo brought tears to my eyes! It truly felt like the end (*sob*) but it was a wonderful way to go!!Bella as a Vamp -
Like most, I think it seemed to "easy" for her as a newborn. Although, on subsequent viewings, I thought this less & less. I thought Kristen really played her well, and you could see her trying to act all the thoughts & emotions that Bella feels during this time from the book. I thought she looked BEAUTIFUL! The make up & clothes were perfect! And her hair was gorgeous!
I really liked that when Bella first speaks, there is a little "musical" noise in the background, indicating that her voice has changed now & is musical. Glad they put that in!!
I really enjoyed the first hunt (and again, with more viewings, I'm not wondering why she can jump off a cliff no problem, I was going WOW!). I loved that she has no shoes on LOL.
Thought the red eyes were awesome! And LOVED the scene when she tried to act "human". Too funny!! Espeically the blinking LOL!
LOVED the scene where she throws Jake out the house! Kristen nailed this scene! It's just like I pictured it Hahahaha!Happy Edward -
I LOVE THAT HE SMILES SO MUCH! It really is lovely to see such a happy, laughing Edward. Especially loved when he said "or not", when Bella jumps off the cliff during the hunt (the wee smirk that he does!!), and the whole scene of Bella throwing Jacob out ("she's great, right?"). Bella & Edward loving it up! -
I personally thought the cottage scene was perfect. I know some people would have preferred it to be a little more raw, but again, it's how I thought that Edward & Bella would be. I can't imagine how awkward it would be to film, but I LOVE all the close ups in the scene. The scene of them lying in front of the fire was beautiful. Again, perfect for Edward & Bella! *sigh* <3
I also loved the scene of Edward asking Bella if she would like a bath, and him starting to undress her. Very swoony-worthy! (and I LOVE the song playing in the background!).Jacob -
I actually really liked him LOL! I think BD2 defo felt like it did to me in the novels... there is a definite change of the feel of the books between Twilight to BD, and I think the movies represented this too. I generally hated Jacob from halfway during NM, all the way through Eclipse, and the first bit of BD. I really enjoyed being in his head for book 2 of BD, and in book 3, I like him... same with the film! Taylor was great here. Favourite scenes are him telling Bella about imprinting (of course!) and telling Charlie that he is a wolf LOL! I also thought it was sweet that he was staring out the window watching Rosalie with the baby... especially while eating a sandwich LOL.The funny bits -
This movie certainly had some laughs!
Bella throwing Jake out, him telling Charlie, Emmett's jokes & looks, Edward's expressions while Bella is trying to expand her shield... but the best part is, I still love her sitting in that chair at the start too fast & blinking too much LOL. Perfect!Renesmee -
I think I might be the only person that thought the CGI baby was cute... LOL! And I'm not even joking Haha! While I wish that Renesmee didn't grow up as fast as she did, I understand why they had to do that. I thought Mackenzie Foy was really good - and she is so beautiful! She could actually be their child!! Other Vamps -
I wish more time was spend on them, but understand why they couldn't. My favourite was by far Garrett! I always imagined Benjamin younger, and can he actually make fire from his fingers?? Would that not set him up in flames??The Fight -
Wow. I knew something was coming, but since I had heard fans were happy with the film, I knew it could not have been real (or at least, I really hoped so!!). Poor Carlisle's head... And Jasper!!
And Seth! And when Leah saved a Cullen... The actual fighting itself was very well done. Loved Bella & Edward working together for get Aro, espeically when Bella ripped his head off (reminded me of Alice doing that to James in Twilight!).
The whole cinema nervously laughed when we realised it was a vision. Whew!Special Effects & Hair! -
Were sooo much better this time I thought! The running fast was really cool, the wolves were great. Only thing that bugged me were the fact that the "sparkling" wasn't very sparkly! I thought Eclipse
has definitely had the best sparkling effects. Also, Bella & Edward SHOULD have been sparkling in the meadow at the end!! I missed that!
The majority of people's hair were really good! Prolly the worst was Carlisle, but it was defo an improvement from Eclipse LOL. THE LAST SCENE!
Wow. Just WOW. Firstly, changing this to the meadow was a great choice. A Thousand Years
is the PERFECT song!! Especially with the new first verse. The memories that we see are wonderful... I espeically like that they actually had Bella's first sight of Edward (in the cafeteria) and of him introducing himself (I now can't help but hear "hello, I'm Edward Cullen" while listening to this song now...which isn't nessassarily a bad thing LOL). While this scene is perfect in it's own right, it is also a great shout out to us, the fans. Showing us ALL the great memories from this wonderful story. I just loved it. I can't wait for the dvd so I can just watch this scene over and over!
I have a couple of nit-picky things though... I don't think Bella would show Edward him leaving her in the woods LOL and I wish that she had showed him proposing to her. But apart from that - I LOVED IT!!!FOREVER!
I cannot express how happy it makes me that the finished with the text from the book! "and then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever
". JUST. SIMPLY. BRILLIANT!
I'm sure I have more to add, but I will pop back later.
Very sad that it's all over. So thankful for the wonderful cast that brought this story to life for us. Couldn't have asked for a better cast!!