A book that sold an estimated 3.7 million copies its first day hit the big screen last week.
Starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, crowds ranging from eager teenagers to romanticizing middle-aged women lined up to buy their tickets for Breaking Dawn, Part II.
Phoenix Theatres in the Mall of Monroe decided to show the movie earlier and in more theaters, making it the only movie to play in all of their cinemas.
As the lights dimmed, the opening scenes showed Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart, waking up as a newborn vampire.
Bella, after a quick, awkward, and humorous “bite to eat,” gets to really see her child, Renesmee, for the first time.
The obviously computer-generated baby looked too perfect, making her appearance disturbing.
The film is PG-13, but felt racy as Bella and Edward tore into each other like a sex education seminar.
As the story progressed, Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob Black, pleads with Bella’s dad, Charlie, to hear him out, so the Cullen’s will stay in Forks.
Jacob then starts taking his clothes off, making the scene uncomfortable – like a middle school locker room.
After a misunderstanding between the ever famous Volturi and the Cullens, an old story is told. The story is of a time when immortal (or vampire) babies were created.
The camera then pans to an adorable 2-year-old with blood-red eyes and blood-stained lips.
It looked as though he was dressed for trick-or-treating.
Toward the end of the movie, Aro, head of the Volturi, let’s out a strange exclamation of excitement, scaring the audience and also making them erupt in laughter.
The best effect in the movie, Bella’s newly realized ability of shielding thoughts, actions and harm, was surprisingly shown very realistically.
Once the fight started between both parties, the ground split into two and a wolf fell into the pit – looking deep into what felt like the audience’s soul.
The movie ended with an oh-so-touching flashback and rolling of the entire cast’s credits for all five movies.
The $8.75 to watch this sequel was only justified by muffled laughter and wondering, “Will Bella ever stop stuttering?”