My attachment with the literature masterpiece has been because I adore the genres of vampire fiction, old school romance, and thriller. I wouldn't give all 5 stars to Breaking Dawn I because it did not beat the caliber of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse for me. Even from these 3 prequels, I would give all 5 stars to New Moon, 4.5 to Twilight, and 4 to Eclipse. Twilight started out with the traditional star-crossed lovers tale, 'The Lion and The Lamb' and established a brilliant story line. The Cullens, all of them, received their due recognition as a good-guys vampire family. The enemy coven comprising of James, Laurent, and Victoria was also a good villainous deal. New Moon overruled Twilight for me because it came as a breakthrough for Jacob (Taylor Lautner), the wolf pack, and the Volturi in Italy. Eclipse was the thrilling vampire combat that I was looking for. Breaking Dawn did a 50/50 for me.
The Cullen Wedding
The biggest news of Winter 2011 was the Cullen wedding. It was being more desperately anticipated than the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Meyer has maintained a very traditional feel of the wedding in the book. I really liked the wedding decor and the way so much emotion was put in. It was a treat to hear the speeches everybody made at the wedding. I laughed out loud when charlie reminded his son-in-law that he was a cop and knew how to use a gun and hunt people wherever they are. Vampires need reminders, they don't understand cops and guns very well, do they?
Best Movie Scenes
The most emotional scene, which managed to bring me to the verge of tears (I didn't cry, though!) was Jacob's last dance with the bride. The most brilliant moments in the movie were two. My first favorite was when Jacob Black assumed authority as the alpha male to defend Bella's life. The second was where he walked up to kill the vampire half-child who had taken Bella's life, but ended up "imprinting" on her. So, yes, I do feel that Breaking Dawn worked for me because of Jacob Black, even though I am not self-labeled as a "Wolf Girl" or "Team Jacob".
What Was Missing?
There were a couple of emotional details that were blatantly missing from the movie.
Looking Forward To A More Eventful Part II
There are great expectations from the concluding sequel of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn II. For starters, Bella's newborn vampire stage and the training to hunt should be exceptionally well shown.