And here we have it! The last installment of the Twilight Saga, five movies that changed the world and entertained countless people around the world with an unforgettable story of a crazy, clumsy teenager and a 100 year old 17 year old vampire and how they fell in love and created a life to share together for eternity. Even the end of the movie, we see the quote, “And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.”
I think this is why the story has become so popular. Everyone wants this blissful, perfect piece of forever. It’s certainly different for everyone, and yours may have nothing to do with vampires at all. But I think most everyone (whether they want to admit it or not) can relate to Bella and Edward and Jacob as the story unfolds.
There are a few differences to note between the movie and the book. The major difference I saw was the ending: not that the ending was different, but that how it got to the end was so dramatically divergent. IN the book, there is so much more elaboration, and I actually found the book ending a little bland and uneventful. Not the movie, though. The second half was an action packed sequence out in the snow between the Cullen band and the Volturi. The other difference, or actually, admission in the movie, was the fact that Jacob will now age and die, while Renesmee will reach adulthood in 7 years and will then be immortal. The book covers this by saying that wolves keep shifting whenever vampires are around, and aging stands still for them during that time. That’s an interesting idea, as long as you don’t take it too far. The movie simply doesn’t cover it, just shows a future vision at the end of Jacob and Renesmee together as adults.
I’ve read a lot of comments from people who say the movies are terrible compared to the books, or that the movies get worse with each installment. I would personally disagree. I say the movies are great all the way across the board and the last one is the best out of all of them. Now, hopefully Meyers will keep the series going with some more books. Even if she has someone else write them – come on – get with it already!