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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
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November 24, 2011 posted by Nikki

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

For those that have been living under a rock, Breaking Dawn Part 1 is the fourth movie in the Twilight Saga. This chapter opens with Bella and Edward taking their vows and walking down the isle. Viewers are invited to join Bella and Edward on their honeymoon where they enjoy each other’s company as a married-forever-and-eternity couple. While vacationing on a tropical island off the coast of Brazil, Bella and Edward finally give themselves over to each other – with catastrophic consequences. There’s a vampire baby growing inside of her, and it’s killing her from the inside out.

We’re sure that almost everyone on the planet knows the general gist of the storyline by now, so as far as plot summary goes, we think what we’ve provided you is sufficient enough.

I just got home from watching the film a second time and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you. Most everyone who follows our site, or posts on the forum, knows that I was less than pleased with how the novel played out. There were just so many things I disliked about the storyline, the way the characters changed (especially Bella), and frankly, injecting a baby into the Bella and Edward fairytale just irritated me. I read it only once, and haven’t been able to bring myself to read it again.

I’ve also been a pretty big critic of the films thus far, and I’ve been very vocal on the issue.  With the exception of Eclipse (which I think passed by the very skin of its teeth), the Twilight Saga film franchise has been a huge disappointment, to say the least.

Until now.

Because of the intense dislike I developed for the book, I went into this movie wanting to hate it so badly.

I couldn’t.

From the very first scene, I was reeled in by its brilliance. Firstly, it seems that the actors have finally encompassed the characters that we all fell in love with in the novels. For the first time on screen, Bella and Edward were Bella and Edward. Robert Pattinson owned the role of Edward in this film. I don’t think I could have asked for a better performance from anyone. And Kristen…. Well lord knows I haven’t been a very big supporter of her as Bella but I think its finally time I ate my words. Kristen Stewart took Bella to the exact right place. Gone were the two emo kids that sulked their way around Forks. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s performances as Bella and Edward in this movie embody my very definition of perfection.

Here’s what I loved the most:

 

  1. The speeches at the wedding. I don’t think Anna Kendrik could do a better job playing Jessica if she tried. And Charlie? We should all be so lucky to have a father like that…

 

  1. The honeymoon, more specifically the parts where Bella is trying to seduce Edward. There was something really cute and intimate about those moments that made me smile. A lot.

 

  1. The chess game. I love that they integrated that in.

 

  1. The use of all the music they’d used in previous Twilight films. Especially the use of Flightless Bird at the wedding. The moment that song started I was instantly transported back to the pergola scene at the prom in Twilight. I was reminded (as I’m sure was the intention) of just how far Bella and Edward have come from the early stages of their relationship.

 

  1. The birth scene/the death of Bella. The desperation Edward and Jacob felt at losing the one person in the world they loved the most was conveyed so well. I was very worried that they’d completely ruin this scene. I was (thankfully) wrong.

 

Here’s what I didn’t love so much:

 

  1. Stephenie Meyer appearing at the wedding. I know, I know. I get it and I understand why she was there, but I just thought it was a little corny.

That’s it. I loved and adored absolutely everything else.

I am dying to hear everyone’s thoughts on this. I ask almost everyone I come into contact with if they’ve seen the film, just so I can talk about it. I’m definitely on a Breaking Dawn high right now, and I think making us wait another twelve months for the last film is just plain torture.

Join us on the forum to have your say, or leave a comment.

Breaking Dawn Part 1

SNL Catches New Moon Fever
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November 25, 2009 posted by Nikki

SNL Catches New Moon Fever

Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black in the ever popular New Moon film, is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live on December 12.

Looks like everyone is cashing in on the New Moon madness! Will you tune in and watch?

New Moon Movie Soundtrack Announcements
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August 29, 2009 posted by Nikki

New Moon Movie Soundtrack Announcements

Stepheniemeyer.com has released information regarding the New Moon movie soundtrack.

The first single has officially been confirmed for the New Moon Soundtrack! Death Cab for Cutie has written an exclusive song for the movie entitled ‘Meet Me On the Equinox.’ Below is a statement from the band about the song:

“We are very excited to be a part of this amazing series of novels set in our own backyard. It just seemed a perfect synergy that a band from the Northwest would create a song for a series of novels set in the Northwest. We wrote ‘Meet Me On the Equinox’ to reflect the celestial themes and motifs that run throughout the Twilight series and we wanted to capture that desperate feeling of endings and beginnings that so strongly affect the main characters. This song marks the first attempt that Death Cab for Cutie has ever made at contributing new, unreleased material for a film and we are proud to be a part of the Twilight legacy.” — Nick Harmer / Death Cab for Cutie

The album cover is the same as the first promotional movie poster and will be in stores on October 20th, 2009.

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June 4, 2009 posted by Nikki

Stephenie Meyer Takes Down Her Myspace

Yep, that’s right yaReaders, Stephenie Meyer announced on her official website today that she’s taking her “bloated” myspace down.

“A quick fyi: I am taking down my bloated myspace page. It was a lot of fun while it lasted, and I really miss the early days when I could hang out with people online. Many of you are hilarious and insightful, and I wish it was easier for me to talk to everyone the way I used to.

With the myspace no longer in existence, I can now clearly state that—beside than this website—there is no other outlet where I communicate with people online. I do not have a facebook page, and I have never had one. I don’t do twitter. So if you’re communicating with someone online that you think is me, it’s not.”

– www.stepheniemeyer.com

So folks, do we think this means anything?

Blog Things
May 31, 2009 posted by Nikki

OH YEAH!

Ok, the jury is out. It’s offical! I’m in love with the New Moon trailer! Jacob’s transformation from boy to wolf is un-freaking-believable. It’s SO much better than I thought it would be. After Edward’s sparkling catastrophe in Twilight, I thought for sure they were going to mess that up. But no. Oh no. It’s PERFECT!

And can I just say that Taylor Lautner is looking smoking hot? I love the birthday scene. I love how Jasper ruins Edward’s piano – it makes the whole thing even sadder. Gah. November, why are you so far away?

Now the question is – will Summit hold off on us till then, or will we get another trailer?

For those of you that have seen it – what did you think?

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May 31, 2009 posted by Nikki

New Moon Trailer ONLINE!

Okay guys, so this is fresh off the press. I’m sure a good quality version will appear on youtube in the next few hours, but if you want to take a look at the New Moon trailer head on over to www.bellaandedward.com. They have a HD version posted on their main page!

Enjoy!

Update: I just found this link on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0woJ7R45Hc

Blog Things
May 31, 2009 posted by Nikki

New Moon Movie Trailer

I’m waiiiiiiiiiiting online until I see this damned trailer. I hope i’m not disappointed. I bet I’m disappointed. I did this to myself last time…

Goddamit, why am I so addicted to this series? I didn’t even like the Twilight movie and here I am again, killing myself with anxiety about the New Moon movie. Maybe it’s because Summit have hired a new director. Maybe he can fix everything that was wrong about Twilight…

GAH! More New Moon madness coming soon!