idc how many horror movies i watch in my lifetime nothing will ever match the sheer terror of those ten minutes in breaking dawn part 2 where i honestly thought i was gonna have to go home knowing seth and carlisle died
“Amun, if you want to go, no one is forcing you to stay,’ Carlisle said calmly.
“You’re stealing half my coven, Carlisle!” Amun shrieked, stabbing one finger at Benjamin. “Is that why you called me here? To steal from me?
Carlisle sighed and Benjamin rolled his eyes.
“Yes, Carlisle picked a fight with the Volturi, endangered his whole family, just to lure me here to my death,” Benjamin said sarcastically. “Be reasonable, Amun. I’m committed to do the right thing here - I’m not joining any other coven. You can do whatever you want, of course, as Carlisle has pointed out.”
….He turned on Benjamin. “I gave you life. You’re wasting it.”
Benjamin’s face looked colder than I’d ever seen it; the expression contrasted oddly with his boyish features. “It’s a pity you couldn’t replace my will with your own in the process; perhaps then you would have been satisfied with me.”
Amun’s eyes narrowed. He gestured abruptly to Kebi, and they stalked past us out the front door.
Throughout the centuries, the Volturi have established and enforced a number of laws that all vampires are expected to obey on pain of death. There aren’t many of these laws, and they mainly concern the secrecy surrounding the existence of vampires.
Hunts must be inconspicuous, with victims unlikely to be missed; their remains must be disposed of and territory must be changed often.
Incapable of self-control, and therefore a threat of exposure, immortal children are not to be created. Such creation is the ultimate taboo and punishable by death to both child, the creator, those who defend the child and those who know of its existence.
Dealing with Children of the Moon, except for the purpose of extermination, is prohibited.
False witness, regardless of intent, is punishable by death.
Hunting is forbidden in Volterra, the town of residence of the Volturi; their food is brought from outside, sometimes from quite far away.
Attention should not be drawn and vampires should not be noticed in open sunlight.
The creator is responsible for his newborn’s behavior and teaching of the laws before they can be released on their own. By letting a newborn hunt conspicuously, the penalty will be death both to the newborn and its creator. Even if the newborn is ignorant of the law, his rash acts are still punishable by death.
Vampires’ interaction with humans must not draw wide attention. If a human becomes aware of them, the vampire at fault would be responsible for silencing that human. This mostly leads to two options: either make the human join the immortals or silence that human permanently. As long as attention isn’t drawn widely that prompts the Volturi’s involvement, they may never find out.
after rewatching Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2, I gotta say that regardless of how bad the books were and the problematic aspects of Edward and Bella’s relationship, the movies themselves are really good?
They cast people authentically (Native Americans played Native Americans, Egyptians played Egyptians, etc.) and there was a lot of color cast-wise outside of the Cullen family. The actors did a marvelous job portraying their respective characters in a way that stayed true to the original writing, and I enjoyed seeing some more famous faces in the crowd of background characters (e.g. Rami Malek, Lee Pace, Anna Kendrick, etc.).The scenery was gorgeous throughout all five films. The cinematography and soundtrack are nothing to scoff at either.
All and all I felt that the directors and casting department did a wonderful job bringing these movies to life in a way that was…much less problematic than the original material. At least in the last two movies, anyway.
“So, why would a witch want to help a bunch of vampires?” You turned away from watching Bella work on her shield to see the vampire who was staring at you before now standing next to you.
You gave him a smile. “Alice is a friend, and she called in a favor.”
“Forgive me, I seem to have forgotten my manners.” He grabbed both of your hands and placed his cold lips on your knuckles is a short kiss. “I am Benjamin, of the Egyptian coven.”
Your gave turned into a curious one. “Edward has mentioned you.”
He looked surprised. “Did he now?”
“He told me about your abilities.” You turned your body to face him. “Your control over the elements more specifically.”
He smiled. “Would you like to see?”
When you nodded, he stepped back and created a dragon made of fire, much like the one you yourself had created. Deciding to have some fun, you created another dragon and made it fly alongside his. Together, you put on a show and caused them to dance around. When you both decided to stop and put out the flames, you heard clapping. When you turned, you saw that everyone had been watching.
Emmett step forward a bit and looked to Benjamin. “You told her that she was you mate, then?”
You looked at Benjamin in surprise, and you could faintly hear someone smack Emmett. “What?”
He looked shy and embarrassed. “I didn’t want to say anything, yet, but yes, you are my mate, Y/N.”