After capping our City Tour and enduring a grueling traffic in
EDSA, Ate Ann, Ate Fina and I decided to catch the latest installment on the
Twilight Series-- Breaking Dawn. We were scheduled to watch The Sound of Music
at Resorts World Manila, but because we left Valenzuela City at around 6pm and
because the roads weren't cooperating we opted to go for Breaking Dawn. Not
that they're of the same level of likability and all but you know, we need a
feel-good movie to ease the pent-up stress from the recently concluded
Convention. And true enough, we felt good after. When we got to Trinoma, we
felt like the whole metro's celebrating with us-- there were fireworks
everywhere and people are happily jostling around. Plus there's the greenlight
sale. Hahaha. However, Trinoma's moviehouses weren't much cooperative. All the
seven moviehouses were jampacked. So we decided to move to The Block and much
to our delight (yes, delight. ugh), the queue is not like a long and winding road. Hahaha. After
purchasing the tickets, we decided to grab something to eat before going
inside. And then, movie time na.
So what did I
think of Breaking Dawn?
I think the
movie fulfilled the basic expectations I had when I read the series. I mean, it
has a very predictable and common plot-- heaven and earth romance which is
against all the odds, they fight to the death for it (pun intended) and
eventually they triumph in the end. Also, unlike other
books-turned-into-movies, I think Twilight was able to replicate it better.
Partly because the direction was good enough but mostly because the storyline
is relatively easier to adapt compared to Harry Potter and Hunger Games.
|Ok so this is German. Picture grab= FAIL. Pfft.|
The movie was
split into two parts. The first installment would revolve around Bella's and
Edward's wedding, their honeymoon and Bella's unexpected pregnancy. It will
also provide viewers with a glimpse of Jacob's imprinting on Renesmee. Objectively
speaking (since I'm not a fan of these blood-sucking creatures), I think the
effects were good enough. The digital emaciation of Bella during her pregnancy
was believable and the Cullens' make-up were better off now compared to their
appearances in other movie franchises. Also, their locations were really nice.
It lives up to the romantic feel of the movie. The soundtrack was also good. It
was like watching a video montage with bluesy music on the background. Hahaha.
However, despite the actors' and actresses' glittery status in the Hollywood
scene, I think they still weren't able to deliver on their roles that much.
Their acting was okay, nothing spectacular about it. Also, the script was
really cheesy and all. I think, these defines the movie-- the acting and the
Ok, so I'm
really not a fan so why write a review at all. Why not? I think the movie
deserves a review from non-fans, much like the other movies showing on screens.
It presents a better view on things. You know, balance. Hahahaha.
As a final note,
I believe Breaking Dawn Part 1 should be watched at home. For non-fans, that
is. Or well, you could watch it on moviehouses if you're with friends so you
could laugh about it in the end. Hahaha. I'm really mean I know.
Hahahaha. In my humble opinion, Twilight's some sort of a masochistic novel. Who would risk her life, her family and friends just to be with a believed-to-be-dead person? Who would want to be stuck at an 18-year-old image forever? Well, maybe there are some. But really, it's just sick and saddening to know.
PS: Mejo kadur
yung "hemoglobin smoothie" ni Bella. Hahahaha.
PS2: Funny yung
soundbites from other members of the audience. Haha. One viewer was telling his
friend that Renesmee is a psychic. Then, there's this other group who talked
about the titles of the series' books. There was Half Moon and Dawn Watch. I
was like WTH. Hahahaha.
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