Wednesday, February 1, 2012
my favorite thing about "breaking dawn"
In truth, I'm not a huge Twilight fan. I've never read the books, but Ken and I did watch the movies over winter break and I enjoyed them. I wanted to see Breaking Dawn as well, out of curiosity, especially when it came to the dollar theater (oh how I love the dollar theater -- it's $3 actually, but such a good deal, just the same).
What I love about this movie is all the domestic scenes--the clothes, the getting ready, the kitchen scenes--especially the kitchen scenes. I was totally geeking out on the scene where Kristin Thomas opens the refrigerator in the vacation home and it is beautifully well stocked with groceries and she eats peanut butter by the spoonful and pan fries some chicken for herself. Love!
Faith and I have had a few conversations about Twilight vs. The Hunger Games since they are both YA book series and huge sensations. Faith points out, quite rightly, that the only thing Bella of Twilight does is pine away for a boy. That's it! Whereas Katniss of the The Hunger Games is strong and has her own skills and passions and she is not boy crazy in the least, plus she is kind hearted and heroic. Super excited for that movie to come out. We are really enjoying the trailer and basically get teary whenever we watch it.
Also thinking: wouldn't it be fun to commit to a year of only going to the dollar theater to watch movies? We'd maybe see a bunch of different movies than what we'd normally see, and it would be cheap. (But I'd make exceptions for movies we really care about, like The Hunger Games . . .)