Written November 29, 2014
Viewing all 5 movies in 1 day was awesome. I jumped when Bella's eyes opened and they were red even though I was expecting it on Breaking Dawn Part 1. Part 2 was really good as well. I did not expect the fight scene to be just Alice showing Aro what would happen if he stayed on the course he was on. I also enjoyed the little interview snippets between the movies.
Written December 28, 2014
Like many women, I was stunned to find myself so overall intrigued w/ these characters & their story. The promise of love conquering all – It’s the alternate R & J ending we really want in a love story.
My husband & I spent the entire day & night watching The Twilight Saga marathon. (No, I didn’t drag him to it; he’s a bigger fan than I am.) Even after spending all day there, I was gratified w/ the final movie. My emotions even got the better of me towards the end as I shouted an expletive or two, surprising myself more than anyone else. (Nice twist.)
As usual, the score was beautiful. Carter Burwell is the reason why I took interest in the 1st movie. The emotional ebb & flow of his music draws us into their world.
Even though a story like this isn’t for everyone, it appeals to enough people to make it worthwhile to pursue. As for fiction in general, the only real boundaries are that of one’s imagination. Personally, I don’t mind having my stretched once in a while.
Written October 21, 2014
This one was so very cool. Very moving, action-filled, and just perfect for the last portion of the saga. The only ciriticism I have is that the CG baby looked CG. They should have used a real baby. I'm sure there are three sisters of progressive ages that look so much alike that they could be mistaken for each other except for older than the one before. Other than that, I would very good in its own right and I loved the nostalgia at the end. Brought tears to my eyes!
Written December 26, 2014
The Marathon was great. Seeing the individual movies over the years gives you a feel for the story but the marathon which puts it all together gives you a sense of the seemlessness of the entire tale.
The finale was executed perfectly and should do extremely well at the box office.
The people involved should be very proud of their work and I believe they'll be rewarded for their efforts.
This was definitely a worthwhile marathon! I highly recommend it.
Written October 25, 2014
For a Twilight fanatic this movie was freaking amazing! Even the poor schmucks that were dragged to the movie by their teens and significant others laughed and reacted right along.
Where part 1 was emotional and heavy...part 2 was fast paced, light hearted and devastating all at once. The baby effects were still a little disturbing at times, but acceptable with everything else that was going on.