Oh ugh, I spent two hours and 3 minutes watching Bella and Edward sucking face. Well not a full two hours, thank goodness, at least something did happen. That being said, this Twilight wasn’t so bad. Cringe worthy as all hell, but the acting was at its best yet. The film wasn’t so bad if you cut out everything from after the wedding to when Jacob finds out that Bella’s back. I think what really ticks me off, other than Bella and Edward tonguing each other, is that Bella is the horny one in the relationship. I just find it embarrassing. Ok coy Edward was cute, for like a second, and then one begins to wonder whether he isn’t perhaps gay. I know, I know it’s not how the story goes but it’s what I see. I’m more interested in the second half of the book / movie, when we get all the excitement, like more vampires, Volturi threat, Bella’s first hunt, but the first part deserves some praise.
Bella’s dress was stunning, I loved the back, and I loved her hair clip, and those shoes were stunning. One of my favourite little scenes in the book, is when Bella and Edward are waiting to tell Charlie that they’re engaged and Bella tells Edward to wait until Charlie has put away his gun. I find the scene hilarious and wished they had put it in the film. Although it doesn’t really fit anywhere the way the movies have been scripted. *skips over Esme Island and all the smooching* right onto Jacob and his angst. I don’t think Jacob can really act, but hey he’s hot and doesn’t really wear much, so who’s complaining. Come to think of it, Jacob and the rest of the pack have been remarkably clothed in this film. 😦 I also noticed that a lot of the conversations that the wolf pack have are done in human and not in wolf form. Now I wanted to see them wolf speak more, but it was pointed out to me that the actors would want more face time, which makes sense, so I don’t object too much, they’re all just too gorgeous to waste! I think the most amazing thing in this move is the special effects, especially how they aged Bella, and made her look like a skinny twig. That was impressive, but what was absolutely amazing is when they reverse the effects at the end, when Bella is becoming a vampire, it was so natural, special effects have really come along way. I was very interested to see how they would show Jacob imprinting on Renesmee. It was nicely handled, not corny at all, unlike the scene in New Moon where Alice shows her vision of Bella being a vampire. Oh crikey that was a corny scene. What’s funny is that the director said that when he filmed it he thought it was perfect, and then seeing it in the final product he admitted to finding it extremely corny himself. Back to the imprinting, nicely handled, and I loved getting an early look at Renesmee as she ages, especially seeing an older version of her, which apparently is a digital aging of the little girl playing Renesmee. Wow she’s gorgeous. My biggest question was how were they going to handle Renesmee’s birth, because it’s quite gory in the book. Well it was impressive, they were very religious to the book, and dealt with it in such a way that it was tense but not too gruesome. We don’t see much, which is quite the opposite to a lot of films out there. I’m thinking of horror movies, ones I have and haven’t seen, and considering this is Twilight they couldn’t really be too graphic otherwise they won’t be able to get a low enough age restriction.
At the end of the day, Breaking Dawn is the most ridiculous book I’ve ever read, vampires having ‘gentle’ sex with humans and then producing a half-human half-vampire baby immortal whose mothers’ best friend, who has been totally in love with her, but was in actual fact in love with her ovaries, and is the soul mate of her child. It must have been very difficult to turn the book into a script without making it look absolutely ridiculous, but it was well handled.