You’ve read the book and you’re seeing the movie. What changed from the book to the movie of Breaking Dawn Part 2? Find out here and leave other differences you found in the comments! Warning: If you haven’t seen the movie, this is full of spoilers.
Bella’s first hunt:
In the books, Bella catches wind of some tasty-smelling human, and sprints off to kill. Edward reaches her before she gets close, though, and she is deterred. In the movie, Bella smells a rock climber. Bella gets within a dozen yards of the climber and the movie-viewer gets to watch her climb a cliff at lightening speed with only her fingernails keeping her anchored. Hold tight, spider monkey.
Bella’s first hunt part two:
In the book, when Bella snags a mountain lion, she is clumsy and ham-handed; she’s described as being covered in blood and wearing a tattered dress. This scene helped prove how strong vampires are–the mountain lion’s claws didn’t even break skin. In the movie, her attack is graceful and blood-free–forget tattered dress, not a single hair is out of place. In general, the movie errs on the side of bloodless, barring some artsy close-up shots of red blood cells.
A scene has been added to the movie that demonstrates how aggressive the Volturi are. As the Cullens gain witnesses, the Volturi hunt them down, trying to cut off the Cullens’ support system. Toshiro, a Japanese vampire that’s Carlisle’s friend, is killed by the Volturi for promising support to him.
Unlike in the books, in the movie Bella has no problem finding the man who gives her the fake passports, and the movie leaps almost directly from Bella finding the note to sitting down for dinner with Jenks.
Biggest spoiler! Fight scene:
In the book, the fight is completely avoided. As seen in the trailers, in the movie there’s on-screen fighting. We promise: you will see several main characters die.
What did we miss? Leave the differences between the Breaking Dawn movie and book in the comments!