On Thursday night, roughly around 11:00 PM, my sister in law and I strolled into one of the many theaters in Utah doing a midnight showing of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. Thanks to reserved seating, we didn't feel the need to be there super early which was nice because sitting around for hours waiting to get a good seat for a movie is SOO early 21st century (think Lord of the Rings).
When the movie started, my hopes were high. Obviously, the first Twilight movie was a bomb. The second, New Moon was actually pretty good. The third, Eclipse, was pretty good too. In a nutshell, it seemed that as each movie progressed the better they got. So, naturally, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 was going to follow tradition.
Um, ya, no.
I can basically sum up the movie in four phrases.
1. Jacob was the best part of the show. Taylor Lautner actually seemed to know how to act in this film.
2. Bella wasn't as annoying which could be because she wasn't in every single scene like she was in the other films. Or, maybe Kristen Stewart's acting skills improved too.
3. Edward had really awesome hair. But, as an actor I think Robert Pattinson still has a ways to go in terms of ever proving he was the best pick to play the part of Edward Cullen.
4. And last, they did an AWESOME job at making Bella look horrible during her pregnancy. It was completely believable that her "baby" was literally sucking the life out of her. The make-up and visual effects in that respect were stunning.
As I sat and watched this movie, I laughed more than I expected. I got bored, which was a huge surprise to me. I about DIED of "what the..." during the werewolf scene. Those of you who have seen the movie known what scene I'm talking about. And, I overall began to wonder what the heck I was doing there in the first place.
After all, I couldn't get through the entire book of Breaking Dawn. What started out as a fun read with Twilight turned into just weirdness in Breaking Dawn. So, perhaps the movie sucked because the filmmakers really didn't have much to work on. In all honesty, a movie based on a book is only as good as the book, right?
If you're on the fence about seeing this movie, I'd skip it. If you're seeing all of the films just because, don't go in with high expectations.
Who knows, maybe Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will be better, but considering it has the same director I'm not counting on it.
If you saw the movie, what did you think?
P.S. What the crap happened to the sparkles? There were vampires and there was sunlight, but no sparkles! Movie mistake or did the producers just want to overlook that tiny detail to make the movie, uh...better?