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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2


When Twilight was released in 2008, I have no idea what the film is all about it. It was one of my friends who introduced me to the material that it was about a vampire who fell in love with a mortal. Intrigued, I watched the film and when I left the cinema I felt like that there was nothing special to it. I heard that there is a hype with the material it was based on and was able to borrow the book and I find it hard to swallow the material and was able to read only a few chapters and put it down and was never opened since. The first film was downright disastrous. The 2nd and 3rd were tolerable. The 4th one was okay.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 finishes off the very long and unneccessary Part 1. Bella now wakes up as a vampire, a powerful one. She and Edward now becomes proud parents to Renesme who seemed to be growing fast. This concerns the Cullens especially if word comes out to the Volturi, but fate must be very hard to these vampires that Irina, a relative of the Cullen's reported the incident to the Volturi. This event led to the confrontation that would change the lives of Bella, Edward and their daughter.

I don't want to divulge any spoilers with this review. However, I really find it hard to restrain myself that they change a major event as a cheap attempt to make this finale end with a bang. When the change was finished, we felt dumbfounded and some moviegoers who was watching with me felt that they were cheated out with the emotions that they already invested during the finale. If only they did not retract the change towards the end, it would have been a great finale.

With Breaking Dawn Part 2, I can sense the disconnect between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, could this be a premonition that their relationship is having problems while they are shooting the film? Robert Pattinson gets to be less cheesy with this film while Kristen still is the same actress that she is since Twilight. I guess Kristen has perfected tha art of making each emotion the same all throughout the series. While the main characters failed to make any improvements, the supporting casts, made a great impact and somehow manages to save a bit of the film. Dakota Fanning has only one line in the film but was able to maintain the sinister of her character. 

The CGI didn't help that much with the film. Take a look closer with some of the effects and you will be questioning if they run out of budget to make a really good CGI effects. On the positive side, there has been a great improvement with the cinematography. The soundtrack was also good. Well, thats pretty much it.

I still stand to what I said last year, Breaking Dawn was not supposed to be broken into 2 films. The first part could be compressed in 30 minutes since nothing really happened. In Part 1, one could summarize the whole thing as simple as this: Bella gets married, went to a honeymoon, becomes pregnant, gave birth and becomes a vampire. In Part 2, Bella has a child, trains her ability, fights the Volturi and wins. The End.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a film that could be an improvement from its first installment but it is not as epic as it seemed to be. I watched it for closure. I watched it because this is the only bloody film shown here in Manila. I watched it because Dakota Fanning is part of the film. No more no less.

GRADE: C-

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3 comments:

  1. I've seen nothing special in this saga.. I wonder how people liked it so much.. It's just an ordinary story with out "kilig" factor.. and nothing special at all..

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  2. Buti na lang good looking sila kung hindi, hindi rinsiguro kikita ang movie na to..

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  3. no more than a money scheme which kinda worked but i think this is going to be a 3-4 weeks worth of euphoria then the reactions would be like, "#%*, I should have just waited 'til it's aired on HBO, pity hard-earned money!!" hahahaha!!

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