Friday, November 18, 2011

Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 (Twilight) Movie review




Fandango Blurb:
At last, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are getting married. When Jacob (Taylor Lautner) finds out that Bella wants to spend her honeymoon as a human, he is horrified -- for Edward's passion could accidentally kill her. Bella does indeed survive her honeymoon, but a new complication arises when she discovers that she's pregnant -- and the child is growing at an alarming rate. The pregnancy sets the wolves against Bella and Edward, but Jacob vows to protect his friend.

My Review:
Sweet Romance. Yes, this movie played like a romance novel. It began with the wedding invitations. An angry and tormented Jacob. Bella's jittery nightmares. A cameo appearance from Ms. Myers, the author at the wedding. The wedding was absolutely beautiful. The honeymoon was to die for. And there were some funny lines where I giggled. The innocent beginning to their physical relationship with a display of Edward's barely restrained strength during their well done love scene - then the bruises on Bella, followed by Edward's guilt. I enjoyed this movie, but out of the rest of them maybe not as much since it was rather slow. The special effects on Bella's dying pregnant body and her rebirth was very well done. There was a few fight scenes and they were short and mild. My overall rating is 3.5 fangs. Enjoyable and well-done. But I took of 1.5 fangs because I felt like the movie company just wanted to make money by prolonging the 2nd part of the movie and not combining it. There were scenes they could have shortened or taken out to make one movie. Now I will warn you, I took my reluctant husband with me, and on the 'man' radar he gave it a 2.5 fangs. But he's a guy and doesn't 'get' it.

13 comments:

Kelly Hashway said...

I agree that they shouldn't have split this book into two movies. Especially since the big final fight scene doesn't turn out to be a fight at all in the book. I'm sure they could've fit everything into one movie. Having said that, I will see this movie. I've seen everyone so far and definitely plan to finish out the series.

Catherine Stine said...

I confess, I've avoided reading any of the Meyers books and seeing the films. Last night, as I drove home from a meeting, I saw a long, long line in front of my local theater. And for the VERY FIRST TIME, I thought, you know, I should see this thing and discover what all the madness is about.

April said...

I'm with Catherine. I just can't put myself through it, no matter how good someone may say the book/movie is. I'm glad it's a hit for Meyers though, it's just not my cup of tea.

Regarding Stephen King - which books of his did you enjoy? I need titles!!!

J. A. Bennett said...

I'm going with my husband tomorrow and I think he will have the same reaction!

Lady Dae said...

I agree that this could have been done in one movie. But I think the franchise was capitalizing off the fact that Harry Potter made it's last movie into two. That's just my opinion of course. I plan to see it eventually.

E. Arroyo said...

I can wait for DVD to watch this one. =)

LisaAnn said...

Thanks for the review! I'm excited to see this, but I'm pretty sure I will feel exactly the same way you do about it. It is what it is, you know? Definitely not groundbreaking cinema, but still entertaining and romantic. :)

Jewel Allen said...

I haven't seen this movie yet. But I'll have to google her wedding dress out of curiosity :-)

K R Weinert said...

Great review. Not seen it yet. I liked the books, and it's only on rereading the first that I felt a bit disappointed, it seemed less brilliant than when I first read it. I think it was 'fresh' back then - for me it's dated a bit - and opened the way for a wave of new YA authors.

I loved The Host, and am happy to hear that one's being turned into a movie.

Beth said...

I thought it should have been one film too and almost didn't watch it b/c I felt they were just trying to make more money off of me. I thought it was okay but didn't love it the way I did the others.

BTW lots of harry potter fans complained that neither of the final book movies felt like a whole movie. I thought they did a good job making this seem like a whole movie, but don't think the next one will.

Kim Baccellia said...

Wow, I liked it more than you did! I really liked the romance and how the movie developed Bella and Edward's relationship. What didn't work for me was Jacob who was a little too stiff. I thought the birth scene was intense but handled well. Overall I really enjoyed it more than any of the other movies. And you're brave. I went by myself as I knew dh wouldn't 'get' it.

Bee said...

I actually liked it a lot more than the other movies. And that's saying a lot since I hated the book most in the series. I agree that this was more of a romance than anything else and I liked it. People who expected more will definitely be disappointed.

Suzanne said...

I saw the first film then read the first three books to say I did. I just don't care about Bella or Edward at all to read the last book. I'll watch the movies when they're on cable. I understand people loving these but the writing is just so bad in places that I gave up.