11.20.2011

Weekend in Review

I can’t believe it’s already Sunday night.

This weekend was good. Stressful, but good. I’m almost glad that tomorrow is Monday though.

My weekend started on Thursday night, when my friends and I went to see Breaking Dawn at midnight. Here’s my {short} review:

After the first half hour, I swore I was going to leave the theater hating it. I was really disappointed in the wedding, thought it was rushed and not nearly as emotional as it should have been. There was some of the cheesiest parts of the entire series {that wolf scene, really?} and for some reason they insisted on regressing back to the time of awkward vampire speed shots.

Once Bella got pregnant though, that’s when it got good. We were all so nervous about how they would portray her pregnancy and labor, but I thought they did an absolutely phenomenal job. It was graphic, but it was graphic in the book too. She looked like death, and I loved it. The shot where she was made into a vampire, where they pan over her as her body changes, was great. And the ending? Absolutely perfect.

So, I didn’t end up hating it. It wasn’t the best {New Moon}, but it wasn’t nearly the worst {Twilight}. I already have a date to see it again tomorrow night.

My mom’s party on Saturday night went well, even though there were a few hiccups. But the food was the good, the drinks were strong {thanks Robert}, and the company was nice. Overall, a great night. And I can’t wait to show you the pictures!

Today my mom and auntie and I went to lunch, and then did a little shopping. It was a nice girls’ day out.

I was too busy to take many pictures this weekend, but I got a few.

photo 1 photo 2

photo 4 photo 3

xoxo,

Joelle

7 comments:

Chelsea said...

I'm excited to see it! Love the review...now I won't be set up for disappointment. Sounds like a fun weekend. xo

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

Completely agree with your review! The werewolf voices and the stupid part with Bella walking towards the aisle annoyed me so much, but after the pregnancy part, it was SO good. Hopefully Part 2 will be all good!

Christianna said...

I can't wait to see this movie! Your review got me all excited. Did you really think that "New Moon" has been the best film so far? What are your thoughts on "Eclipse", that's my favorite, but it was my favorite book too!

Can't wait to see pictures from the party! Glad you had such an awesome weekend!

Emma Frances said...

What a fun weekend! And I'm glad you liked the movie!

Carolyn said...

I loved the movie! However, like you said, the wedding was not great. The dress was ugly, and Bella looked like she was being stabbed as she walked down the aisle. And then their makeout scene at the alter? Awkward. LOL But I LOVED the pregnancy part. They did so well there. I can't wait for the next part to come!!!!!

Eliza said...

Sounds like a great weekend :) Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! xoxo, eliza

Kathryn said...

I love your movie review! I'll probably end up seeing it when it comes to DVD or something :) Pretty pictures too, the fire looks so cozy!