Now, let me first say that I am a fan of the books and the first 3 Twilight movies. I’m not a hardcore fan…I refuse to wear anything that says Team Edward or Team Jacob, and there was no way in hell I’d try to go see it on opening night… but still. I accept the books and the first three movies for what they are: entertaining stories mostly to be read and swooned over by teenage girls waiting for some guy to come into their lives and sweep them off their feet. I’m only in my 20′s, but I’m pretty sure there will always remain a small part of that teenage girl in women of any age.
Why am I giving you the level to which I enjoy Twilight? Because I don’t want to get completely bashed because of what I’m about to say.
The Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie was absolutely awful. Terrible.
I spent parts of it laughing to myself and looking at my girlfriends for confirmation that they found it as ridiculous as I did.
I wasn’t planning on doing a review of the movie, so I didn’t take notes on all the parts I thought they did an abysmal job with. I will, however, go over just a few that stuck out to me.
First: The “nightmare scene.” So Bella has a bad dream the night before her wedding where she walks down the aisle (in a dress that was much more beautiful to me than the one she wore in her actual wedding scene) and when she gets to the end the priest is replaced by the Volturi, then she and Edward are covered in blood and all of their loved ones are piled on top of one another and dead.
Now, reading that actually makes it seem scarier than was projected through the scene. For some reason, the scene was done with a white background, which really didn’t allow the horror of the scene to come across. I watched the scene thinking “Seriously?”
For the most part I thought the wedding & reception scenes were nice, but mostly from a “oh wow, that’s a gorgeous set-up for a wedding” way. The next ridiculous part had to be the speeches at the wedding, which were given by just about everyone while Bella & Edward sat there & giggled. This wouldn’t have been so bad if everyone’s speech hadn’t been so emotionally unconnected. The only one to project some feeling into their speech was Edward (which is nice, since he’s the groom).
For a while, the movie goes on okay…the honeymoon scenes kind of go on for a little too long. You can only watch a few scenes of Bella & Edward playing chess before you’re like ” Alright, alright I get it. Edward doesn’t want to have sex with Bella because he thinks he’s going to hurt her. Let’s get ON with it!”
The rest of the movie goes on with moments like that. There are times when it seems to do a decent job of not cheesing up an already cheesy story, but then…
The scene where the wolves talk to each other telepathically came on.
I literally laughed out loud. It was ridiculous and horribly done.
There are just some things that work in a book that do not work on the silver screen. Telepathically talking wolves are one of them.
So, obviously, I was not too impressed with the movie. I’m hoping the next half won’t be quite so abysmal. But that might be expecting too much.