I finally saw “Breaking Dawn Part Two “, the final installment of the Twilight film series, last night. I know that I am a middle-aged lady, but Twilight appeals to the angsty teen that still lives inside me, and I have embraced the whole franchise since the beginning. It took me only a week to read all three books, and I soaked up every word. Granted, Stephenie Meyers is not exactly a modern day Hemingway, but who cares? I’m a sucker for a good love story….regardless of vampires and the supernatural.
The films have been disappointing. Books are always better, because the sky’s the limit with the details they hold within them as opposed to a a two-hour time frame of a movie. I can’t even say that each of the films have been well made, but because I had already developed a love for these characters, I still found each film so endearing.
“Breaking Dawn Part Two” was a great conclusion, and the two hours in the movie theatre went by in the blink of an eye. I found the film to be a bit slow, but again, I was hooked from the moment the first notes of the film music filled the theatre and the picture of the snowy mountains in Forks, Washington filled the screen.
Seeing “Breaking Dawn Part Two” is bittersweet with the knowledge that the Twilight frenzy is now over. There is an obvious cliffhanger in the story, as it seems like the story of Jacob and Reneesme is begging to be written. Come on Stephenie Meyers….just write it and appease your fans! It would be perfect to continue on with their relationship.
So, in honor of this film series that has captured the heart of so many, my song of the day is Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” I’ve always thought this was a truly beautiful song and even learned to play it on guitar. It perfectly captures the spirit of the films, and I was so happy they reprised it for the final movie. Click HERE to listen to Christina Perri sing this gorgeous music as I emotionally bid Twilight adieu.