Dec 1, 2011

At The Movies: Breaking Dawn

by Stephenie Meyer

So I finally went to see Breaking Dawn this past weekend. I honestly had moments of déjà vu. I'm sure it's just because I've already read the book, and the movie stuck pretty close to it. However, I felt like Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were SO awkward in this movie!! I get that they're now married and can have sex. Fine. But I didn't feel like the book was that awkward. I think it was just the actors. Of course she's a bit awkward, but usually he makes up for it. And we've seen them come this far, but a little bit of this movie was just too much. This doesn't mean that I don't like steamy scenes in movies. I'm all for people getting some lovin'. They just need to be a little more graceful and put together than this was. It was so uncomfortable and slightly embarrassing to watch. I cringed a couple times. Seriously. At least it only lasted for the first half of this movie, thank goodness.

Once we get past the marriage and sex part, this movie is a little easier to stomach as it concerns the awkwardness. It gets worse visually, though. However, this is necessary. Bella looks absolutely famished and pretty sickly for the second half. It's kind of gross. But like my friend Kim said, at least they made her look that way instead of super cute while in that state. Either way, I really wanted more Jacob this time around. Taylor Lautner is growing up to be a really nice looking guy. Plus, he's super important to Bella and the you-know-what. One of my favorite parts is his reaction to the name Bella picks. Oh my goodness, that was hilarious! Also, Seth and Leah are great in this one, too. They finally have more prominent parts, and it's fascinating to see the pack grow and change. Jacob's role is crucial in this film, and while I feel like more could have been done, this movie shows it pretty well.

I felt like some parts were a little too long and drawn out while other parts were rushed through. No movie is perfect, and I don't know why I would hold these to very high standards, but I want a lot from them. These books turned out to be some of my favorites, so I have high hopes for the movies. The first one was terrible. But with higher budgets came better movies. This one was pretty good, but I'm anxiously awaiting Part 2 so this long journey can come to a bittersweet close.

Let me know your thoughts!! Have you seen this one? Did you like it compared to the book? Share with me :o) If you haven't seen it, go see it. And make sure you stay past some credits!!!


  1. Awesome. I was thinking about doing a movie post, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. Akward to say the least ;)


  2. Love this post! We had the bright idea to go to a Twi-thon. 11 1/2 hours in the theater and I won't use public All in all, I liked it. It had its good and its not so good, as most movies do. Jake, Seth and Leah were my favorite parts though! Jake struggling with that crazy name was hilarious! Oh, and Charlie was perfection, as always. ;D


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