November 15, 2012

Totally spoiler-free BD2 review

Hey TwiCrackers!  I'm back from LA and (somewhat) caught up on sleep.  I took hundreds of pictures and I will eventually find the hours needed to upload and edit them, but for now I'll just give you what I know you really want: a spoiler-free review of Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Let's start with the basics.

- Wardrobe, makeup, and hair: the best yet BY FAR.  Everyone finally looks really, really good.  Bella in particular looks beautiful and natural, and Edward has good hair and no lipstick!  Jasper, Rosalie, Alice, and Emmett also look good.  Carlisle looks less plastic and Esme looks lovely.   

- The "feel" of the movie is very much like BD1, although the pace of this one is lightening fast.  I felt like we were through the vast majority of the (rest of the) book in the first hour.  No slow, lingering gazes or half-minute breaks between lines here.  This movie moves and it was almost a little too fast for me, but I'm glad that they packed so much into it.

- The cottage is awesome, the scenery during the "battle" scene is beautiful and very... visually dynamic (see what I did there?).  All of the scenery was spot-on and not nearly as faux-snow-y as Eclipse. 

- Edward and Renesmee MELTED MY HEART.  Mackenzie as Renesmee was incredible.  She brought so much life to a character who, for me, never really jumped off the page.  I loved her in this role.  

- Michael Sheen steals the show as Aro.  He is so freaking creepy and really scared me!  He did a great job, despite the Michael Jackson outfit.  His Aro is nightmare-worthy. 

- How Bella's gift - and Alec's - are presented is perfect.  I wondered how they'd show them, and although they were a little different than I pictured, they were done well.

- All of the foreign vampires: loved, loved, LOVED them.  They were just as I pictured and the cast did a great job of bringing them to life.  Favorites were Benjamin (FAVORITE), Garrett, and the Amazons.  

- Not so much a movie note, but when "A Thousand Years" played at the premiere, all of the fans sang along.  It was a moment I will never forget.  It felt like we were saying goodbye to Twilight and telling the cast that we will never forget them. 

I really can't say much more without giving away the farm here.  I'm seeing it again tomorrow night and I'll reserve my overall score for after I've seen it a second time.  Most people I've talked to loved it, and only one or two didn't like it.  I'm still processing.

Final words of wisdom: take tissues.  And I mean that for you criers, but also those of you who rarely cry.  I ruined a scarf by ugly crying into it.  And I was surrounded by tears and gasping sobs too, so it wasn't just me.

Once you've seen it, let us hear your thoughts!  

-- MyAfterCar

18 comments:

  1. agree with everything you've said! love the twist (although not at the time), however one thing i think they couldve done better with putting mackenzies face onto the younger renesmee's!

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    1. I agree, the CGI baby was too corny for me although she was cute. They should have used a real baby or something other than that...

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  2. I really want to know if the last page is in there somewhere? I can't go until Sunday and all this talk about a twist is scaring me that they left it out :(

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  3. I really want to know if the last page is in there somewhere? I can't go until Sunday and all this talk about a twist is scaring me that they left it out :(

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  4. I had the biggest WTF moment of the year.

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  5. Thanks guys, makes my little twi-heart feel way better :)

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  6. Loved it. The way they did the fight scene was perfect. I couldn't figure how they could wrap up the movie changing it that much from the book. They could't leave any loose ends. But of course, it was perfectly done.

    My only complaint was how crappy of a job they did on the cgi of baby Renesmee's face. Seriously looked ridiculously bad. I would think they could have done a much better job. It looks so so so fake. Really bummed me out.

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    1. OMG I totally agree, the baby killed it for me. Oh and Bella's twinkly Disney orgasm. I think I laughed out loud when I saw that...

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  7. i've been following twicrackaddict blogspot for years, since at least New Moon. First let me say, you ladies are hilarious and really have made this Twilight Saga journey a fun one! Now, to the meat of it all, I saw the movie opening night here in Tampa and it was wonderful. I won't spoil it for those who haven't had the pleasure, but there are parts where fans will scream, sigh, laugh out loud, and yell at the screen! All are great though. Director did a great job, scenery, additional characters were especially pleasing! The only down and i do mean...only was how they did Renesmee as an newborn baby. They could have done so much better than that. Otherwise, great end to an interesting vampire saga adventure. It will be missed! Toodles Twihards!

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  8. Loved the film. I was creeped out by baby Renesmee! I cried real hot tears at the end - it was so perfect for me. But then I am a bit sentimental!! Totes amazing!!

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  9. i cryed then cursed the movie out if you saw it you now what i mean

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  10. Incredible, amazing, funny, sexy (yowzaa!! *fans self*), sweet, shocking, screaming "Noooooo!!!", gasping, heart failure, tears, realization, smiling, loving Summit for the above mentioned heart failure, touching, more tears, and last but not least.... loving:)

    To sum up the Twilight Saga with Taylor Swift lyrics- "It was real, I was there, I'll remember it......Oh so well" :)

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  11. The only thing I can say about BD2 is awesome the movie was great,I loved it I have seen it four times already.My family and I are BIG Twifans I hate to see it end

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  12. My boyfriend wanted to leave straight after the last screne! Was there anything extra during/after the credits??? I never got to hear Nikki and Paul :-(

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  13. LOVE, love, love. I need to see it again!

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