Dawn Just After Midnight

I’m not sure how it happened.  I might be a little crazy for agreeing to the outing.  Working on three hours of sleep here, sooo….

Movie poster from Wikipedia

My neighbors are great. I don’t know many people around here who can say they know and regularly talk to many of the people who share the same street name in their snail mail address.

So when Breaking Dawn Part 2 tickets went on sale, the instigator (we’ll call her L) said, “Let’s go!”

I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book series.  I did.  My BFF and I watch the ones that are out on DVD so we can revel in the story and make fun of the special effects.  (Seriously, the animated talking werewolves in Breaking Dawn Part 1 killed us.)

I’m working on three hours of sleep here.  Forgive my ramblings.  Back to the story.

L, P, C, and I went to the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn Part 1 last year.  Of course, we’d go to the last installment November 15-16.  L bought our tickets online for the 12:01 showing.

Last night at 10 pm, I left my warm, cozy house and walked down the street to meet up with my coven pack uh, neighbors.  I swear it was like a synchronized arrival like you see in movies…

A character walks down the street and meets up with her peeps as she goes.  They join her just as she arrives at their locations.

It happened just like that.  I walked down a few houses and met up with P and C.  Then M (one of the several teens who joined us) walked out and met up with me.  Then L and her daughter S with one of her friends in tow.  Seven crazy females piled into L’s SUV (yep, she bought the tickets and drove–instigator and enabler), and her teenage son and his friend followed in his car.

Yes, I did indeed just say “teenage son and his friend.”  They joined us at the movie theater.  Their sole purpose for tagging along was to talk to girls at the theater.  They didn’t even sit with us when we got there.  The nerve.  They went into the theater that was full of girls rather than sit with us in the half-full theater.

Then we sat and talked and looked at Facebook in the dark for an hour and a half. At midnight, we were ready for the movie to start.  Some of us (not me) did the potty dance and excused themselves with 20 minutes of movie trailers to avoid.

My coven pack neighbors, photo courtesy of the one in pink. 😉

A couple walked in and sat down in front of us.  C and I looked at each other.  She said, “Seriously, they just walk in at midnight and find a seat?”  Who knew that we didn’t have to get there with enough time to check into security be able to find a decent seat this year?  Last year, we were way early and had to sit in the fourth row.  Waaaay too close.

No spoilers from me today, I promise, because I get to go see it again with my BFF.  I will say that it was the best of the five movies!  Something happens at the end and had the entire theater screaming and cheering and freaking out–a twist none of us saw coming.  There were grown men, who most likely didn’t read the book, who cheered and gasped and freaked out with the rest of us.

It was a scene that might not have read well in the book had it been written but was perfect for the movie.  Wow!

When I got home, I pulled the book out and read through the last chapter to see just how different the twist was from the book.  Oh, it’s different.  It is probably the only time I’ve ever said that a movie outdid its book, especially for a series that underdid its books in the first couple of installments. (Is “underdid” even a word? Three hours of sleep here, people. Move along.)

That’s all I say about that for fear of letting something slip.  I don’t need the Spoiler Volturi tracking me down for breaking that rule.

If you want to read in-depth descriptions of all the characters, you must read Debra Kristi’s blog: Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn Breakdown: Immortal Monday.

Are you going to see it?  Have you already seen it?  I’d love to hear what you think, but no spoilers just yet.  😉

14 thoughts on “Dawn Just After Midnight

  1. Pauline Baird Jones

    The movie needed something at the end. Talk about ending with a whimper (the last book). Good to know there is a reason to show up. LOL! That said, I’ll probably wait to see it until…well not sure. Don’t have a peep to see it with. LOL!

      1. Debra

        Uh, that would be me. Haven’t seen a single one of these, and wondering if I should bite the bullet and go watch them all so I can go see this dang movie. : / do I really have that kind of time? Maybe I should do a marathon and make those necklaces (um, bracelets.) 😉 if i wait much longer, I will be buying cheap things at the Michael’s check out counter to send. Haha. Anyway, I know I would have a date–Dawson hasn’t seen it yet and he has seen the whole series. My manly Twilight man. He better not be going for the girls. That’s all I’ve got to say.

  2. Dennis Haynes

    LOL! Oh I’ll see it, but Robert isn’t that much of a fan…ok, no interest whatsoever! We went to the opening night of the very first movie and the girls screamed when Edward walked into the cafeteria. It was so loud and shrill, I thought that he must have just walked out on the stage in front of the screen in our theatre!

    We will actually see it on On Demand whenever it comes out on cable. Such is life! 🙂

    I can’t wait to see Bella as a vampire and I’m curious on the casting of her Vamp-child with the contracted name…eludes me at the moment…Regelsme or something like that….

    I love your blog posts…keep them coming. I’ll be doing some blogging soon as I can get access to the wireless in our new apartment.

    Hugs! Brother

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      LOL. There will be more shrill screaming when you watch this one, too. Be prepared. 🙂

      I hope the move went well. I look forward to seeing you back online. Love, Sister

  3. susanjaymes

    I read all the Twilight books and saw the first movie. I’m not really a Twilight fan but your blog left me intrigued on the twist. Luckily I work with a girl that saw the movie also so I could find out from her. I’m glad you enjoyed the movie.

  4. Reetta Raitanen

    Awesome that you saw the movie right when it came out and in such a good company. And thanks for telling us that the ending was better than in the book. I’ll go see Dawn at the theatre now 🙂 I was contemplating to wait for the DVD instead.


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