*Warning- contains spoilers*
So yesterday evening as I mentioned in Day 27 of my outfit challenge, I went to watch Breaking Dawn Part 1 of the Twilight Saga...and I loved it!
I wouldn't really count myself as a 'Twi-hard' fan, although I have read all of the books and seen all of the films. As I can wholeheartedly admit that the first film was unimaginatively disappointing and that Stephanie Meyer's writing often lacked creativity and inspiration at times.
However having said that, I had high hopes for this film as it features some of the key events in the whole of the Twilight story. For example, the marriage between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, the birth of the half vampire, half human baby and Bella finally turning into a vampire. Despite what the critics had to say about the film, I was not disappointed and I would go as far as to say that this was the best film out of the collection so far.
I actually thought that the first film 'Twilight' 2008 was a bit of a disappointment, as I had spent the past year reading all the books and building up these characters in my mind, only to be let down by a movie which I felt was 'half- assed'. This film however was completely different and I felt that it did Twilight fans justice, as well as the relationship between Edward and Bella justice.
In a nut shell, the film is about a wedding, a lot of sex and a horrific pregnancy/birth. Although the film can be summed up quite simply in layman's terms, it is still entertaining, emotional dare I say and actually quite humorous in some parts.
If you have read the books you will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief when Edward and Bella finally get to consummate their marriage, as the chemistry between the two is just unbelievable throughout the saga. I think these scenes are dealt with respectfully and definitely do well to represent the anticipation of the first time...particularly with a vampire! Also you get to see a lot of Robert Pattinson's body, although admittedly not as much as I had hoped!
I absolutely loved the scene when Edward took Bella to Rio for their honeymoon, he shows her the honeymoon suit and she spends the next couple of 'human minutes' prepping herself for him. Shaving her legs and choosing her underwear carefully- it is so funny to watch and had the cinema in stitches!
The wedding, which is beautiful and exactly how I imagined it to be, is the perfect juxtaposition between the purity of the white decor and the blood craved by the vampires. What's more Bella's dress is absolutely stunning and is a throwback from the 1920's, with vintage lace and delicate silk detailing.
Although the wedding is beautiful, post honeymoon things start to get quite dark and actually relatively gory at times. I realise that this is a vampire movie and that there are bound to be a few sightings of blood, however once Bella gets pregnant she looses a horrific amount of weight and when she finally gives birth it is hard to watch...although this may just be me being a bit of a wimp!
Jacob has a touching role as ever, as his obsession and love for Bella see's him breaking down when he thinks that she has died in childbirth. Having helped deliver her and Edwards baby, which is named Renesemee a combination of Jacobs mothers name and Bella's, he imprints on the baby when he is faced with an overwhelming desire to protect and look after her.
If you hate Twilight, you will still hate it after seeing this film as it will definitely not change your mind. However, if you have invested valuable time reading the books and living in Bella Swan's world, then no doubt you will relish the opportunity to see this film and love it for all of its pitfalls as well.
I realise that you are never supposed to give films a 5 out of 5 rating, as it suggests that there is no where to go from here and no room for improvement. However I absolutely loved this rendition of Breaking Dawn, so I am going to give it 5 out 5 despite what the critics have said...I cannot wait for Part 2!
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