Saturday, November 26, 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 - movie review

One has to wonder if this is just a film for fans of Rob & Kristen's or for Edward and Bella. On either count, it didn't quite work for me. Yet, I'm sure you will hear, this is the best one yet.

So if you are a fan of the book or the actors I'm sure you've already made your way to the theater. Many of us were excited for the wedding. And the back of the wedding dress is the scene stealer of the film.

Still Stewart can act as the most ill fated bride ever in the honeymoon scenes. Too bad neither could take a cue from the beautiful Antonia Roberts and intriguing Iwan Rheon from The Misfits when they had their first romantic scene together.

Even some manly stubble.

Out of all the actors, Taylor Lautner does deliver. And I could see Pattinson stepping up near the end. Possibly, a little too late. Seth played by Booboo Stewart was charming. Can't say much else about the pack.

As for the characters, I was a bit rattled with a few scenes where Edward is rather indifferent and calls the baby a "thing". As usual, a whole cast was wasted for the most part. Jasper had straight hair now and the vamps didn't look entirely pale. Yet, it was kind of creepy about the whole Jacob thing with Renesemee.

Although, of all Vampire genre out there, this can not compete with the revelations between Buffy and Angel's romance in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Nor the unique storyline of Angel having a son named Connor in Angel.

CONNOR: (explosively) I didn’t feel anything! I can’t feel anything. I guess I really am your son… ‘cause I’m dead, too.

ANGEL: You’re not dead. You’re just starting your life and—

CONNOR: No, you just weren’t there before!

ANGEL: (teary) I know. I’m so—

CONNOR: (yelling) Do not say you’re sorry! Doesn’t fix anything.

ANGEL: Ok, look, let me say this. I love you, son.

CONNOR: It’s a lie.

ANGEL: It’s not.

CONNOR: It’s always a lie. (softly) My dead mother couldn’t even love me.

ANGEL: You’re wrong. She did.

CONNOR: No. No. She knew she couldn’t.

ANGEL: She sacrificed herself because she loved you.

CONNOR: You tried to love me. At least I think you did.

ANGEL: I still do.

CONNOR: But not enough to hang on, dad. You let him take me. You let him get me. You let him get me.

There are so many things Edward can do as a vampire..that its to the point..what's the point of being a vampire? Another confusing part. What was Edward really doing to Bella when she had the baby?

I didn't find the music playlist near as good in this movie as in the past movies of this series. Sometimes, its the music alone that makes me come back for follow up movies.

Anyway, you know you want to see this film. You know you want to see the wedding scene, the honeymoon and of course, Bella's pregnancy. Go ahead. Everybody else is. Oh, and don't forget to stay after the credits.

STORYLINE: The Quileute's close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.


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