Nov 21, 2011

Breaking Dawn - Official Thoughts

Happy Monday all! This weekend, I was lucky enough to partake in Breaking Dawn Part I with some sweet girlfriends. Clearly, any Twilight cinematic experience really gets me excited.

Generally, I LOVED it, but there were definitely some awkward parts. A breakdown of what I loved and hated...

Awkwardness Galore:

All the parts involving the wolves. Really, when they telepathically speak to each other, it's just weird. It's a big part of the story, but the wolf inner monologues is really just so strange. Also, all the talking of "imprinting" is bizarre.


Jacob falling in love with infant Renesmee. Yes, also a key story element, but the way he just fell to his knees in baby awe was weird. Real weird.

The birth. Although it stayed REALLY true to the book, which surprised me, there was a little more gore than I was prepared for. There was blood and guts. Lots. They really got in there and showed what's up. Accurate, yes. Creepy, HECK YES.

The magic school bus parts. When the vampire venom was coursing through Bella's veins, I'm not sure why they repeatedly felt the need to show her inside parts. Was it, or was it not ALOT like the human body Magic School Bus episode?


Even with all these strange parts, I don't know how I could have done it better. The whole saga is just such fantasy there's not a great way to show it on screen without it being partially laughable.
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Pure AWESOME-ness:

The wedding. I cried like a baby. Embarrassing. It thought it was so beautiful and Bella was actually a little bit likable in all her nervous/awkward tension glory. Is it too ridiculous to demand a replica ceremony for my own nuptials some day?


The honeymoon and the feathers. I think you all know how I feel about that. It was everything I dreamed and more. Edward is my dream man more than ever.


Bella's pregnancy. I thought the effects were AWESOME. She looked truly grotesque. I think they did a great job of CGI-ing (or whatever) her sunken, emaciated body. It looked SO, SO real! 


The birth. Though I did mention it as a cringe-worth moment above, I also kind of loved it. I thought they were going to just breeze over it to keep the rating PG-13. But they didn't. There was the propoer amount of blood and guts for a vampire daddy delivering his halfie demon baby with his teeth. Accurate, yes. Amazing, HECK YES.

The ending. just perfect.


I tried to keep a mental tally of my squeals. I lost count at around 15. The first 30 mins of the movie, wrought with weddings and seksiness, were pretty chalked full of squeal-worthy items. I think 15 means I liked it.

Well, well, well, I'm a little disappointed its behind me. I will, however, probably need to go see it again. Duh. 

6 comments:

  1. I also sobbed through the wedding. Typically I can't stand Kristen Stewart, but I definitely didn't hate her this time. And what I wouldn't give to go on a honeymoon with Rob...

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  2. Ohhhh I'm so excited to see it!! Can't wait :D

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  3. I'll be seeing it this weekend! Finally! I've heard from so many people that it's a bit awkward, even from true Twihards. But haven't they all been a bit awkward? I didn't like the imprinting story at all in the book so I know I'll be tossing around some eye rolls. I’m very curious about the birth scene now and I can’t wait for FEATHERS! I love your review!

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  4. I just saw the movie tonight, and I have to agree with your assessment. There were a TON of awkward things, and I was laughing out loud at the cartoony-machine voices of the wolves. I feel like they could have done better than that.
    The wedding and honeymoon were good--and they did do a really good job with the pregnancy, as gross as it was haha.

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