1. Twihard: An serious/obsessive reader of the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer.
2. Twihard: Stupid obsessive people (mostly teenage girls) who are "in love" with fictional characters and wouldn't know a good book if it punched them in the face.
Source: Urban Dictionary
I fall into neither of the above categories. I've read the books, I've seen all the movies, but 1) am not on a mission to wed R-Patz 2) am not hoping that maybe one day I can become a vampire, too, and 3) belong exclusively to neither Team Edward nor Team Jacob. On the contrary, would be more than happy to be an active member of both teams.
Meg and I saw Breaking Dawn Part One tonight (on a gigantic screen in Singapore, awesome) and we both loved it. Sure, it may not have been an exact adaptation of the book, but close enough. Was I entertained? Yes I was. Have a little giggle? Yeah, along with the rest of the cinema. This latest installment was in keeping with the distinctive Twilight style, but I also appreciated the fresh tone it generated in the honeymoon scenes. I'm not just talking about the saucy/bed breaking bits, which were a great addition, but also that it felt 'human', and it was nice to be able to relax and enjoy those happy parts of the storyline for a bit a change of pace from the usual vampire/wolf/Volturi dramas. If you don't know who the Volturi are, I'd be willing to bet you do know who Voldemort is, so shut up.
Some of the wolf interactions were a little tiresome, but bearable. Let's talk make-up. Poor Edward looked like he'd fallen face first into a vat of Liquid Paper. As my fellow blogger and Twilight aficionado pointed out, "I know he's a vampire, but it was just not a hot shade of white". Strangely tanned torso in the bedroom, though. I was willing to overlook it. Bella's make-up during her demon-baby pregnancy was pretty stunning, and I think they did a great job with the guts and gore during the birth scenes. Ed seemed to cope fairly well when he thought Bella was dead though. Bit weird, and I wasn't feeling it. I would have liked to see the depiction of her vampire transition with a bit more hellish pain, as was described in the book. There was nowhere near enough screaming and writhing. I loved the ending of the movie before the credits, though. Obvious, I guess, but nevertheless, effective. I want to see the next one, so mission accomplished.
All that aside, I will now give my girly-girl opinion of the movie. I really liked Bella's clothes and hair. She had great pajamas, dresses, floppy tracksuit shorts and knits in this movie. And that right there is as close to my real review as we're going to get!