Friday, November 18, 2011

I just laughed...



I was one of the hoards of people who went and watched the midnight screening of Breaking Dawn today. I was probably one of the few twihards {I guess} that HATED it.

I am sorry. But I laughed. A lot. Even my neighbor was laughing at me the whole time because I WAS LAUGHING. At scenes that were NOT supposed to be funny. Almost every scene with the wolves?  I laughed. Bella and Edward being serious? I laughed. Bella giving birth? I laughed.

I am sorry, but Breaking Dawn was by far my favorite book {that I read EIGHT TIMES} in the entire series and they ruined it. The depth. The little things that made it great. GONE.

I'm sorry, but the opening of the book was one of my favorite parts. The surprise of Bella seeing the DOWNSTAIRS {not outside} endearing. Her father trying on his tux comical. See, I am still within the first few pages and none of this was there.

I was slightly {ok, completely} annoyed with the way the wolfpack was handled. Why Jacob, Seth and Leah were never in wolf form is beyond me. Leah rarely was human in the book. All of the best parts of their interactions were gone. So Leah was left this bruiting girl with no further character development.

I am sure almost everyone else loved this movie. I probably went into it with too high of expectations. I implore those of you who are only watching the movies and not reading the books...please read this book. Even if it's just the first half {it will tell you where you can stop}. My neighbor was one of those people and she had so many questions that I had to answer after we left the theater.

I am bummed people. I was expecting more.

Did you see it? Did you love it? Was I crazy for thinking it would be so much better than it was?


Ok, now I have to go erase my memory and watch Harry Potter...

7 comments:

Nicole said...

I'm certainly not defending the film, as I haven't seen it, but maybe the lack of wolf form was just so they could talk to each other. If I remember right there was a whole lot of dialogue and story going on in their minds. I probably won't see it until it is on DVD, but out of all the books I couldn't see how they possibly could do this last one any justice.

The Life And Times Of and Infantry Wife said...

I have not seen it, and I don't think I want to. They've so badly butchered the others, and in my opinion, they keep getting worse and worse, I figured this one would also not be worth seeing, let alone paying 12 bucks a ticket for. I'm also so pleased to hear I'm not the only one who laughs during them!

annoyed army wife said...

I'm sorry it didn't live up to your expectations. We almost went last night with some of my husband's coworkers (he's the twihead in this house). I'm sure he'll drag me to the movies sometime this weekend, but as long as I get popcorn I don't care how bad the movie is. :)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I have to be honest, I truly despised the books. I read them because I enjoyed the story & wanted to know what happened next, but I found the writing unbearable - and yet, I read them all. That said, I find the acting unbearable, too! I like this movie, found it to be much less cheesy than the ones before it. There were definitely times I wanted to laugh (the wolves "talking" to one another scene, Jacob imprinting, those awkward sex scenes), but I like the movies a lot better than the books.

Girlie Blogger said...

Hmmmm...now I am wondering if I should wait for the video. I don't want to burst out laughing in the theater.

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Stephen Hayes said...

I haven't read any of the books but just recently saw the first Twilight movie. I wish someone could explain this "vampire" thing to me. I just on't get it! Well maybe I do since there don't seem to be ugly vampires.

BuffaloPeach said...

I am not going to say I hated it but it was by far my least favorite of the Twilight movies while it was my favorite book. I may not have read it 8 times but I have read it 5. I laughed a lot as well. The whole theater did and it wasn't at moments that were necessarily funny. Something about this movie just wasn't right. I haven't completely zoned in on all the things I felt were off but there was many.