How do I feel about the release of the final Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2? To quote Bella Swan, “Happiness expanded like an explosion inside me – so extreme, so violent that I wasn’t sure I’d survive it.” Basically, spontaneous emotional outbursts are to be expected in the midst of all the excitement.
Therefore, to prevent myself—and other appreciators of the series—from entering a state of utter hyperventilation, I put together a guide on how to battle all the intense feelings that might (aka WILL) arise while viewing the last installment. (Also included are shameless tips on how to make the most of this experience so that you properly relish each moment of this pop cultural event.)
1. Reread the books. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a fervent supporter of Stephenie Meyer's books. After the first one, their ability to mesmerize me waned. To be frank, I don't even remember what happens in the last book, which is why it's more important than ever to brush up on all the specifics you may have overlooked while skimming through the muddled plot. Knowing what the shielding power does, who the Volturi members are, what sorts of harrowing situations Alice foresees, and what each character's back-story is will not only make for a better viewing experience but you can also rattle off the details all cool and casually so as to impress your amigas.
[Cool and casual with the background info: Check. What's next?...]