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November 28, 2012

The Twilight Saga, Final Thoughts

Four years after Twilight premiered, the saga ended with Breaking Dawn Part 2. Obviously, I'm a huge fan of the series, both the books and movies. With each film, I fell a little more in love. This last one was no exception. I always went in with high expectations. Sometimes I was happy. Sometimes I was disappointed. With this one, I set the bar exceedingly high. As a die hard Twilight fan, I don't know that I could be any happier with the finale. They did the fans, the characters and the books justice. The only way I know how to describe it... It was just so so so good. And it's even better the second time around.

Before seeing the movie, I saw Stephenie Meyer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She said the end of the movie would be different than the book. She said they added a twist, but was certain the fans wouldn't be upset. I won't ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but OH MY GOD! To explain the reaction of this twist in a packed theater is almost indescribable. I was clawing my chair, biting my nails and shaking my head. I glanced at my friends to see their expressions. There were audible gasps and cheers. There was clapping and yelling. She was right. The fans weren't mad. The twist was brilliant.

Like past years, I attended the movie on opening night with my best girls. Once again, we wore matching shirts created by Olivia from Gnome Sweet Gnome. {Olivia, you rock!} We may have started with one group of girls and ended with another, but our tradition held strong. The last four years have been a blast. Now, if Stephenie Meyer would just write another book so we can do it all over again.

See previous year's posts:
Breaking Dawn Part 1
New Moon


MiMi said...

Oh crap, that twist FREAKED US THE EFF OUT!! But so SOOOO good!

Christina said...

I forgot to mention how many times the girl in front of us cried during the movie. AT LEAST ten times! And not just at the end. I just remember sitting perfectly still with my mouth open during the entire scene. And then looking for Jacob's reaction at the twist. I love this recap! Your pictures throughout the years are great!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Loved, loved, loved attending every single movie with my bestie! I'm so sad it's over but it was sooo much fun!

Shelley said...

I was bawling at the twist lol

Ginger said...

Love this, loved the movie! I think my chin was on the floor the whole time.

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

As you know I'm not a fan, but I am so so happy that this series ended on a high note and made the fans happy. That to me is what's most important for die hard fans.

I hope that the Hunger Games follows in the footsteps because I will be honest, I was disappointed with the first move. But I hope the others will change my mind.

Mrs. Match said...

I loved the series, and the last movie was by far my favorite. Loved it. Now hurry up Hunger Games-I've got the post Twilight blues.

Shug in Boots {Beth} said...

Y'all are hilarious with those shirts! Looks like y'all had a good time. :) I *gasp*shock*horror* have never read or seen anything vampire. :/ #shame on me

Nikosmommy said...

You and your girls are so loyal! I saw it finally last Friday with my girlfriends from my book club, And needless to say that five out of six of us loved it.... Of course the only girl that didn't like it has never read the books?!? Truly I am in love with this series.....even though it was meant for young adults and I'm old!!! Ha!!! :))))

Olivia Carter said...

YOu guys look fantastic! Glad you liked the shirts- you guys are the best!

And, hey, THE HOST will be out next year. I'm sure to make shirts for that one! Did you read that book?