I had the opportunity to take in a third (and probably final) viewing of Breaking Dawn 2 while the kids were in school and I was home from work. While I could easily watch it repeatedly, my schedule and pocketbook would beg to differ. I also have to be sneaky with my extra viewings as my husband (as much as I Iove him) does not understand why anyone would need to see a movie on the big screen more than once.
I don't ever lie about my whereabouts during these extra solo viewings. It is my day off work, after all, and I guess everyone just assumes I'm "running errands". I've done the same for the other Twilight Saga movies, Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, and Water for Elephants, because there are just some movies that absolutely, positively must be seen in all their glory on the big screen at least twice, to be fully appreciated. I do have my cell phone with me in case hubs, my Mom, or the kids' schools need to get in touch with me. I must admit it's kind of nice to sneak out and be "off the grid" every once in awhile.
I absolutely adored this movie even more the third time around. It's hard to believe that I remember being concerned that I'd have difficulty "seeing" Edward and Bella onscreen instead of Rob and Kris, because of last summer's scandal....but it couldn't be farther from the truth. I was still mesmerized by the intimacy, emotion, and skin shown during the cottage love scene, dazzled by Robward's effusive happiness so freely on display throughout the movie, remained white-knuckled and glued to my seat during the battle scene, and cried mini buckets (again) during the futuretake scene, Bella's memory montage in the meadow, and the ending credits. I'm amazed by the fierce love and protectiveness embodied by Edward and Bella for their little family, and the determined and neverending loyalty every member of the Cullen family shows towards each other, and even the unique and unexpected way the various covens come together to protect one another, as well as their way of life.
I do have a few meaningless questions that are not important to the overall plot of the movie....but knowing the answers would probably satisfy my sometimes slightly OCDish curiosity about random and trivial nonsense.
~What type of car did Edward and Bella drive in BD Part 2?
~Is Nessie able to jump high because of her hybrid strength and speed?
~During Charlie and Bella's reunion scene, when Charlie initially but briefly breaks away from Bella during their hug, was he responding to the unusually cold temperature of her skin?
~What song is the human in New Orleans singing just before Garrett attacks him? I'm guessing it's a Beatles song in light of Emmett's and Garrett's jokes about the Second British invasion. I adored Lee Pace and would love to see what Garrett and Kate are up to in about fifty years, and whether Garrett could adapt to the vegetarian way of life. I also assume that Emmett and Rosalie's self-control must be pretty darned good...considering they had a human's blood spilled about fifty feet away from them.
~Do Renesmee's (or Mackenzie Foy's) hands look disproportionately large when she touches someone's face to convey her thoughts, or is it just me?
~Who are the two other nomads (male and female) shown standing near Peter and Charlotte?
~What small item/statue did Alistair pick up when he was talking with Bella while she packed Ness's backpack?
~I've always assumed that Sue knows "everything" because of her history with the wolves....she had to know about the impending confrontation with the Volturi to understand the importance of why she must get Charlie to leave town. True, or not true?
~What was the inscription in the locket Bella gave to Renesmee? Was it "more than my own life," or something similar?
~Does Tanya have a special gift, or was she simply dramatically ripping Caius' face apart with her bare hands while Kate shocked him?
While I loved the cinematography in BD2, did anyone else think Bella and Edward running through the forest during her first hunt somewhat resembled a bad acid trip from the 70's?
(not that I would know from experience, of course
) It kind of looks like how that type of thing is depicted on television, or maybe something from an old Elton John music video.
I'm so glad to hear your dog is feeling better. Is his appetite continuing to improve?
~ I'm Tracy
(or older_twilight_fan). The first names and our corresponding screen names should be up on the first page of this particular thread, if you ever need that for reference. I am one of our older, er....more mature members, and am probably way too old to be so captivated by young adult fiction.
As far as Cassandra Clare's work, I think I prefer The Infernal Devices as well, and harbor a rather large secret crush on Jem, too. Will is just such a predictable, broody type. I loved how much more deeply Clare explored the whole parabatai (sp?) theme in Infernal Devices. Not that this is the primary reason I read her books, but nobody writes a hotter make-out scene than Cassandra Clare, in my humble opinion.
I agree with you that The Mortal Instruments could have easily ended after the third book. Spoilers for The Mortal Instruments It almost felt like she was fabricating almost random plot devices just to put off the inevitable of Jace and Clary finally sleeping together, as long as possible. end spoilers
I don't plan on tackling her new series and agree with you that the Shadowhunter thing will probably have run its course.
I'm glad to hear you haven't gotten sick (you don't have time to get sick!)
Hopefully your husband will feel better soon and be ready and available to help you at home. He sounds kind of like my husband.....when my husband is sick, he just needs his sleep and not much else.
I cracked up at your description of your thirteen year old male's fantasy with Leah. "OK, now phase back." Certainly sounds
That's great news that your volunteering at your kids' school seems like it will pay off, in more ways than one. It would be nice to work at their school and convenient to be on the same schedule as your children. Keeping fingers crossed that it all works out.
I'm sorry you've not had great experiences at work, and it seems like you've sort of gotten the "run-around", as far as your assignments. I hope it works out better for you in the future.
Your Twilight ornament sounds like it will be very pretty. What was the retail price of the wedding version of the ornament, and is it still available in stores? Do you watch the TV show, The Office on a regular basis? I've watched the entire series after catching up on the first couple of seasons way back in Season 3. It's been such a letdown since Steve Carrell left. I feel like it's remained on air probably one or two seasons longer than it should have, but I'm sticking it out to the bitter end. I'm nothing, if not loyal to my serial television.
I'm glad to hear you made it through work and that you're feeling a little better. Maybe you'll feel up to a little celebrating of your birthday next week....with a BD1 viewing of your DVD, perhaps?
The downstairs bedroom is all yours if you come for a visit. Or you could even have the upstairs bedroom we just vacated; it actually looks quite comfortable with a queen size bed. I'm sure you will feel nostalgic about the St. Olaf concert, and am glad you'll be able to attend with your friend, Mary. You remember how I like to watch the concert on TV or livestream over the computer.....what is the date?
Hope you get some much needed rest, hon.
I'm glad to hear you are resting at home, and you are not allowed to lift one finger, except to study or type on the Lexicon.
Did your doctor think this was pneumonia? Is it related to the lap band and reflux, or staight sinus issues? Feel better soon hon, and please take it easy!
~ I see you!