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Breaking Dawn Part 1 on DVD Tonight at Midnight!

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Breaking Dawn Part 1 comes out on DVD at midnight tonight! I cannot wait! You can get your copy in Fresno today at the local Barnes and Noble at midnight!

Have you seen it yet? Here are my original thoughts below...

Breaking Dawn Part 1

YA Vamps and Weres come alive on screen in Breaking Dawn Part 1. Have you all seen it by now? I have been a little off the radar with some things in my personal life going on like moving (lots!) and well many things, but life has settled down and I finally got to see it, twice now! And... it's pretty good!

I say pretty good, because I am not really sure what I was expecting, but it a good watch for sure. It just might take some study from the book, because it definitely covers only about half of the 4th book in the series and doesn't do much to explain certain details such as Jacob "Imprinting" on Bella and Edward's baby Renesmee. Sounds kind of odd, right? Well, the wolves find their soul mate by imprinting, which is apparently permanent and they will do anything for them and no one can harm them in the pack. And apparently they don't have to be another wolf or all wolf. It's very difficult to explain without having read the book and it's actually been a year or two since I've re-read this book so I'm having trouble explaining it myself. The link above goes to a link for more info.

The wolves get better with each movie and sound so sad at times. Great effects and Jacob, Taylor Lautner, gets better and better as Jacob as well. I used to be an Edward fan only, but this Jacob (as opposed to the book Jacob) has really grown on me.

Bella's transformation, or just before her transformation is done really well. And at the beginning the wedding is also REALLY well. There is a lot of realistic feeling in the wedding even for a vampire movie. I loved that part. And when Jacob comes to see Bella at the wedding and dance with her, that's another great part, true to the book. Love those moments that match up with the way I imagined it from the book! That was one of them.

The exchanges between wolves and vampires though from there varied some from book to movie, but the overall idea was the same. The main ideas were shown, but again, reading the book would go a long way in understanding what was going on since there is a lot of communication between vampires and vampires and werewolves and then weres themselves. Oh and human Bella before she becomes a vampire and her baby who's almost there and causing an uproar among the werewolves!

Have you seen it? What did you think? What differences from the book, if there were any, did you notice? Did you like where they split the movies from part 1 to part 2 compared to the book storyline? I was satisfied with the ending point, but definitely surprised! So, I won't say where they end, just in case you haven't seen it yet... Are you looking forward to part 2? I am! :) I think part 1 did a great job of setting up part 2, the final movie in the Twilight saga, due out next November 2012.

There is also a great soundtrack with this movie as usual with the Twilight movies. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite song yet, but one of them for me might be "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri:

You can watch one of the trailers here.

Happy twilight watching! :)

~Fresno Books Examiner

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