So, my sister Janey and I have this tradition: when a Twilight movie opens, we’re there opening weekend.
Even as a fan of the books, I can’t say the movies were all that impressive. But it’s fun and I have a loyalty to the story, so I dig it anyway.
This particular time, I wasn’t terribly excited for the Breaking Dawn, Part 2. It’s been a while since I last read the novels and with all the years of hype surrounding the films, I was feeling a little…over it.
BUT – and don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything here – part 2 made me fall in love with the series all over again. I found myself completely immersed in the movie, just as I was when I read the books. Within the last half hour of the movie, something REALLY SHOCKING happens! The entire theater breathed a collective gasp and I turned to Janey, eyes wide open and scream-whispered, “I can’t believe what just happened!!!”. There were definitely times when I forgot to exhale.
Immediately after the movie, I called Jen and basically screamed in her ear, told her I was “literally dying” and demanded she hurry up and see the movie already so we can discuss in great depth and length. As I type this, I realize I might have reacted a bit dramatically. So be it.
So now that movies are done, I kind of feel like I did when I finished reading the series (my feelings about it are pretty much summed up in the meme above). It’s the way I felt after reading Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. What can I say? I love my YA fiction.