Hey guys! I hope you are all having a great Thanksgiving week, that is if you live in or are from the U.S. I currently have my entire family staying with me, so my house is incredibly noisy. My Aunt and I went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 today and I have to say, 5 hours later, my heart still isn't the same. I won't spoil the ending because you have to experience if for yourself but I will say this, IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING!! (I really will try not to spoil too much, but be advised, there may be things you don't want to read about. . .if you're one of those fans)
I could not believe the things that were happening. My Aunt and I were just staring at the screen in total shock. I liked how they chose to start the film. However I will say that the song choice for me was strange, as it was several other times in the movie. I didn't always feel that the music matched the seriousness of the tone, or the funny moments between family members. In that department, I thought it was lacking. I did love all the music, don't get me wrong, I just didn't love the placement. I have to say I loved the Thousand Years remake. You will understand when I say, it totally made the scene 100xs stronger. It was beautiful. It happens to be one of those scenes that only fans of the books would really fully understand.
At first I thought the movie was flying by. I was shocked at how fast the plot was moving along. Then I realized that the movie seemed fast because it was only covering half of the book. When I really thought about it, it really wasn't that off. The credits were really good. They went through all the actors from all of the past books and listed their name and character. It was a nice tribute and I felt that it fit well.
Let's talk Baby Renesmee. Baby Renesmee was so adorable, but she would have been better if she weren't so obviously not real. I get that they only had so much that they could do to make it seem real enough, but it kind of bothered me for some reason. And it wasn't just Renesmee as a baby either. Before the child actress came in, she seemed a little, I don't know, dream like, if that makes sense. She seemed like she wasn't really there. I tried to over look it. If that's all I have to complain about, then the movie was pretty amazing. It by far was the best movie in the series. I was really thrilled by how it turned out. I was so scared that they were going to have to change things to make it more appealing to those who hadn't read the book. I can't say more on that without spoiling the movie completely.
I am really sad that the fandom is over. I have had some good times with these books. I can't wait to see what Stephenie has for us next. But I will say, that whatever it is, please don't compare it to Twilight. Nothing she will ever write will be in the same category as Twilight. She may branch out and write murder mysteries like J. K. Rowling. But that doesn't mean that that murder mystery is anything like Harry Potter. Does that make sense? Give her future work a chance, like I know some of you did for The Host. She deserves that. I really am expecting her to start working on something new if she hasn't already, now that the movies are all over with. I'm so excited!
Let me know what you thought of the movie and leave me a comment! Have a great Thanksgiving, or Thursday, which ever fits for you!
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November 21, 2012
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"R.L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series—two of the bestselling children’s book series of all time—now sets his sights on adults with a terrifying new horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt.
Before there was J. K. Rowling, before there was Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable, his books defined horror for a generation of young readers— readers who have now come of age. In Red Rain, Stine uses his unerring knack for creating terror to tap into some very grownup fears. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through the island and Lea barely escapes with her life.
In the storm’s aftermath, she discovers two orphaned boys—twins. Filled with a desire to do something to help, to make something good of all she witnessed, Lea impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long Island—husband Mark, a child psychologist, and their two children, Ira and Elena—aren’t quite so pleased. But even they can’t anticipate the twins’ true nature—or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Mark will wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.
For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a must-read from a beloved master of the genre."
Have a great week!