Breaking Dawn reviewed




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?

Ok so this is German. Picture grab= FAIL. Pfft.
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. 

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 script.

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.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

For other more substantive reviews, check the following:
- Dana Stevens' of Slate Magazine
- Paul Daza's ofSpot.ph


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Breaking Dawn reviewed




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?

Ok so this is German. Picture grab= FAIL. Pfft.
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. 

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 script.

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.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

For other more substantive reviews, check the following:


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