Please forgive my long silence, this life thing has been very demanding lately. Even in the best of times my Revel posts are few and far between and I don't suppose this will change.
Though this is totally not the point of this blog, I wanted to see if I could get a little critical conversation going about the new movie. I have many opinions on the realization of the final chapter of our beloved Twilight and I am eager to know if others in the Twiverse share my feelings.
To get things started, a quick review of the film:
The film opens with one of my favorite scenes from the book; Bella awakening as a vampire, experiencing her new senses, her new body, for the first time. There is a sense of her wildness; that she poses a real danger. I found this utterly lacking in the film.
I don't know about you, but if I was Edward I would be overwrought with anxiety waiting for Bella to wake up. When she did finally arise, I would be desperate to know that she was ok, she was herself, alive, yet the scene in the film does not portray this at all.
And it only gets worse.
Twilight is, at its core, and well beyond, a love story. Critics that say this was the best of the films because it finally gets away from the 'insipid love story,' are entirely missing the point. And so, apparently, are the filmmakers. From the very beginning, Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 2 missed the mark. The beauty of the book is in its emotional punch. The bewilderment of a new and unfamiliar existence. The joyful and rapturous reunion of the two lovers. Bella embracing her new role as a mother. Edward finally getting to let loose, relax, and fully enjoy his bride. And, of course, the inherent horror of Alice's vision: now that Bella has everything she wants it is going to be taken from her. In violence.
And don't even get me started on the 'surprise' ending. What a farce!
Please write in and tell me what you thought. Am I right? Horribly wrong? Do you have anything to add? Let's talk!