So, I know a lot of my readers are Twilight fans like me, and I thought it would be cool if we discussed the new installment in the saga, Breaking Dawn part 1.
I saw the movie on Friday night with Liani and a bunch of her work friends at Monte Casino. Right here I have to worn you that there will be spoilers here if you haven't yet seen the movie or read the books. Just sayin'.
Here are some pics from the movie :
Watching probably the most anticipated movie of the year, with a room full of fans was great. One of the girls in our group actually dressed up as Alice, complete with the contact lenses. You could literally feel the excitement in the air.
The switch of directors was more evident in this movie than the others. Bill Condon is known for darker movies, and Breaking Dawn was definitely darker than the other three movies. I also felt that the acting, which was lacking (in my opinion) in the other movies (I mean, honestly, for two people who are supposed to be in love, on and off stage, they looked like they were in pain through most of the first and third movies. In New Moon the pained look could be justified. ^_^) was MUCH better in this one. Kristin Stewart brought some "adult-ness" to Bella, and did the whole "really sick pregnant-with-a-half-vampire-thing" really good. Also, RPatz impressed with his depth of emotion in this movie, and for the first time he actually looked HAPPY to be with his mortal love, at least until he found out he impregnated her. Taylor Lautner also improved in my opinion! He was great as Jake, and also oozed emotion.
The special effects in this movie was awesome to say the least. Watching Bella go from healthy to really really (really) anorexic, was actually scary. You remember in the book where Bella goes into labor and her back breaks? Yeah, hold on to your seats, coz' it looks really real. They made her look really sick, which brings extra dimension to this movie. I mean, we have all seen the movies where the cancer patient doesn't really look sick at all, except for a little lighter foundation and maybe some circles under the eyes. Little Renesmé is a computer generated baby, and looked great too. Looking forward to seeing her in part 2. The actress they chose for her (Her name is MacKenzie Foy.) is really gorgeous!
The much debated honeymoon scenes were no worse than you would see in your favourite TV shows. I have honestly seen sexier scenes in high school shows. Just switch on Vampire Diaries... I actually found the birth scene to be the most "not PG 13" scene in the movie! It was pretty gross and graphical, but in hindsight, I really believe the movie would not have been the same without it. If you have sensitive kids, you should watch the movie with them, or wait for DVD, but that's just my opinion.
I would have loved some more focus on Jake, like it was in the book, but sadly, this was left out. Also, the blonde jokes and banter between Jake and Rose didn't make the cut. Speaking of Rose, why is her hair suddenly light brown-ish? The whole "splitting of the pack" thing was also shortened, though the part where Jake becomes alpha male was cool.
All in all, it was a great movie, and I can't wait till next November to see the second part. The ending assures us fans it's going to be great. Also, stick around for a few minutes after the credits, there is an extra little tidbit with the Volturi.
Have you seen it? What did you think? Please let me know!
Ps. If you hate the Twilight franchise, sorry I didn't post something you like to read about. Please let me know what you want, and I'll do a post about that!