Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final book in the Stephanie Myers Twilight Saga, just to bring you up to speed if you are not up on the sparkly vampire series. This book is being split into two different movies (a la Harry Potter 7) and what just came out was part one. My review is more of a book made into a movie review than a movie review, as the books are usually my first love. If you have not read the books the rest of this will have spoilers, just to warn you. If you have read the book, I won’t give away any movie secrets. Though I will tell you they threw something in the beginning that was so book one I was a bit miffed, but I think it was done for the non-readers to catch them up a bit.
The movie begins with the wedding. This wedding has to be the best movie wedding I have seen in a long time…if not ever. The wooded scene with simple white flowers, the way they said their vows like they were the only people in the world, the silly and sappy wedding speeches were all perfection. I did not cry by the way, but I did hear some sniffling in the theater.
Of course Isle Esme was as beautiful as I imagined in my mind, though the white room wasn’t as white as it should have been. The honeymoon went pretty much per the book and I will not go into detail..ahem.
Bella’s pregnancy through the delivery was portrayed quite well. They really made Bella look sick and emaciated. The house (which I adore) was a big part of this movie as they spent a long time in it. It is not set up how I imagine it in the book and my mind kept thinking the rooms could have been more dramatic and kept the family closer, but that’s just my mind playing tricks I guess.
Edward looks better in this movie than the other three. All of the vampires have lost some of the ultra-heavy makeup and don’t have that startled look they once had. For those of you that don’t know me, I am Team Edward, but the book Edward, not the movie Edward (sorry Robert Pattison, but you will always be more of a Cedric Diggory than an Edward Cullin). In the movie I find Edward to be more human than ever. His character has grown and he seems less demanding than the first few books/movies. He seems to be more angry at Bella than himself in the movie, while in the books he is angry more at himself and what he has allowed to happen.
Jacob. Poor, dear Jacob. The film did well with portraying the book Jacob. The wolves were more involved in the movie than ever and it was done well. I won’t go into details but there was some changes from the book, but they were done to make the movie more action packed and the changes didn’t bother me.
I adored this movie. It made me happy. Yes. I know it seems lame to some, but oh well! Some people watch reality/tabloid TV and I enjoy sparkling vampires…life goes on for all of us!
I will give you Hubby’s review. Hubby has seen all the movies now, just because he kinda likes me ;) He didn’t like this one as much because he said it there was too much time in the house and not as much action. Then there was the imprinting part… he laughed. Out loud. In the theater. I think if there was any chance he would ever enjoy the series, it was lost at that moment. He doesn’t get it!
There is more blood and gore this time around, not horrible, but enough to warn you!
Go and see if you are so inclined and tell me how you liked it!