I appreciated reading this review from Take40 that admits the film won’t win an Oscar for Best Movie, but that the fans will love it. Be warned though, it does have a few spoilers. Here are a few highlights:
Well the movie take40.com (and the rest of the world) have been anticipating for close to twelve months has finally been released — and we thought it was fantastic!
First of all, despite the bad reviews we’ve been reading of this flick, Breaking Dawn impressed us (and the audience by the sounds of it) and if it’s keeping the fans happy, then that’s probably what matters the most!
As someone who has never read any Twilight books (I can hear Twihards gasping in horror) I can’t say how Breaking Dawn ranked against them, but I was pleasantly surprised that I came out liking this film above all the others, and am keen to see the next one!
After Edward knocks up Bella, it’s pretty much all down hill in the looks department for Kristen Stewart. As the vamp baby harms her from the inside, the film stylists have succeeded in showing us a side of Kristen never seen before — sickly, emaciated and just plain unattractive!
The birth scene is fairly graphic in terms of teen movies — with Kristen having to drink her own blood, and then undergo a bloody C-section in a room full of blood thirsty vampires. I’m sure you can do the maths there. Robert Pattinson really shines through this scene, as Edward deals with possibly losing the love of his life.
The Lexicon would like to note a couple of things – The fansites had the chance to see the film at the premiere in the Nokia, which was FILLED with fans. I believe they let most of the tent city campers into the film. There were several moments of applause, and not at the points where you would expect them. There was lots of laughter, and even a few moments where it was stunningly silent. So I feel the audience LOVED the films, and like this review said, the fans loving it is what is important. Secondly, before we get comments about it, Bella does NOT drink her own blood. She drinks the blood that Carlisle has kept for her in case she needs it as a clumsy human who manages to get hurt a lot. Just like in the book. Since this reviewer admits that he’s never read the books, he didn’t catch on right away to that. You can read the whole review at Take40.