The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Movie Review
November 20, 2011
Last friday, I got to watch one of the most awaited movies this 2011, Breaking Dawn Part 1 (from the Twilight Saga). I read the book so I was more of interested how the story from the book will be portrayed in the big screen.
I’m not sure I was impressed but I wasn’t disappointed either. I guess the movie didn’t wow me that much.
Of all the Twilight movies so far, I’ve been looking forward to Breaking Dawn the most. Because this is where we’ll see Edward Cullen and Bella Swan marry, Bella transformed into a vampire and their hybrid baby coming out.
The wedding was awesome! I actually couldn’t stop checking out Bella’s dress, it was adorable! She was wearing a backless dress, I wonder who made her dress. I heard that it was made by designer Carolina Herrera. So beautiful, really.
While I liked the wedding ceremony and the bride’s dress, I somehow didn’t like the gory dream that Bella had before the wedding. It was kinda weird. Red petals, blood, blood, blood and full of human corpses, uhmmm.. I don’t know, I felt they could have made it much better. Instead of being scared by that scene, I ended up feeling “really?”.
Jacob Black’s heartbreaking scenes were a bit overacted. Still, I guess in real life, we do tend to overreact too, especially when we feel strongly about someone. Unrequited love is super painful. I feel for Jacob. Can I have him instead?
The honeymoon scenes, on the other hand, were well-made. Wow! I never thought they could make honeymoon scenes so kid-friendly! Well, we don’t expect the usual intimate scenes as it was between a human and a vampire. I won’t expound any further as I’d like to let you see it for yourself.
The most exciting part of Twilight: Breaking Dawn for me was the whole pregnancy story. How Bella fought for her unborn baby, the way Jacob protected her and the Cullen family, the way Edward tried to save his wife and child, how Bella transformed from being a human into a vampire and how the Cullen family proved what the word, “family” really meant.
Overall, I liked the first part of the final chapter of the Twilight Saga. Breaking Dawn has shown the story clearly. However, it was a bit too cheesy. There was a scene that I cannot get out of my head. It was too funny. Bella said when they were talking about baby names, “Let’s name our baby EJ if it’s a boy (EJ = Edward Jacob)”. OMG, I laughed so hard that I forgot I was inside a movie house full of strangers :))
My Rating for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1: 3.5 out of 5 stars.