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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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I saw this Saturday morning ($6 discount price on shows before noon) in a 2/3-full theater, with a half-dozen or so men and the rest women. The "premiere" showing at 10:00 pm Thursday night had sold out every seat in 9 out of the 12 screens at the same theater.

It was a nice conclusion to the series, though the CGI and green screen effects were a bit too noticeable at times (esp. the CGI Baby Renesmee). You would think with all the $$$ this franchise has generated they would be able to do a bit better. I don't know if they'll tweak things for the Blu-ray/DVD release or just leave things the same. I will not give any spoilers; those who want to see the movie won't want to know, and those who want to know can find the information elsewhere.

Now that I know how it ends, it may not be as much fun rewatching the series, as it's certainly not as involved or intricate as something like The Lord of the Rings which, even though you know the ending, is still enjoyable to rewatch.

FYI, I haven't read any of the books.
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My wife dragged me to the theater to watch this, in return I forced her to watch Casino Royal and District 9 in our hometheater. tongue.gif

It was actually the best of the twillight movies. the story was better, it added some humor and Kristen Stewart acting was alot better in her new element.


Agree on the cgi however, its just feel like cgi. And the lack of blood is really ridiculous when you look at the amount of violence that is in this movie.
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My wife dragged me to the theater to watch this, in return I forced her to watch Casino Royal and District 9 in our hometheater. tongue.gif
It was actually the best of the twillight movies. the story was better, it added some humor and Kristen Stewart acting was alot better in her new element.
Agree on the cgi however, its just feel like cgi. And the lack of blood is really ridiculous when you look at the amount of violence that is in this movie.

In our case, it was me dragging my wife to the theater to watch this (although she went willingly). While she liked it, she probably would have enjoyed LINCOLN more. I assume she/we will see that sometime soon.
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It was my daughter's birthday last weekend, she invited a few of her friends (all girls of course) so I had no choice biggrin.gif. We went saturday afternoon, the theater was full, with about 10 males including me. The various audience reactions made me laugh more than once (2/3 of the theater was 12-20 y.o girls wink.gif) I knew what to expect (almost...) so no surprises there (except...). I will have no choice of buying it on day 1 either, my daughter had a great time, which was the most important part. As for the movie itself, I still think if it had been treated like a real vampire story (as non-sparkling and scary creatures), this could have been a lot more interesting. Michael Sheen managed to steal the show with his over-the-top yet delightful take on his character. I never read the books and never will, but considering the previous entries, I guess it's a satisfying ending. Kristen Stewart all dolled-up is very easy on the eyes too - I can't help it, I like her! wink.gif
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I noticed in the scene of Edward and Bella lying, sitting, cuddling, etc., in the green field of purple flowers that there were some shots where the sun lit their bare skin (more Bella than Edward, and mostly her arm(s), IIRC) and that part of them/her did NOT sparkle. I think this was a goof by the special effects people.

It'll be a Day One BD buy for me, too. So far, Target has had the best Twilight packages (e.g., extra features and/or opening price) when there have been different ones, versus Best Buy or Wal-Mart - though I didn't realize how much I'd like steel book until I got the Dark Knight steel books. But I'll take extra features, or lower price for the same content, over steel book.
Edited by eweiss - 11/19/12 at 9:20am
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Saw it Sat afternoon. After the piece-of-crap 2nd episode, I didn't bother with BD1. But I was surprisingly entertained and think BD2 is on par with the very first installment. It might actually be a little better in spite of the giant wolves and Dakota (one-note) Fanning. The twist towards the end is nice, though not very original.
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I'll be definitley picking this up on blu.
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