Director: Bill Condon Release Date: November 2011 Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer Run Time: 117 Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Tagline: Forever is only the beginning Review: Im a huge fan of the books, but Ive been disappointed with the last two movies so my hopes werent that high for this one. I shouldnt have worried. […]
- Director: Bill Condon
- Release Date: November 2011
- Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer
- Run Time: 117
- Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Tagline: Forever is only the beginning
Review: Im a huge fan of the books, but Ive been disappointed with the last two movies so my hopes werent that high for this one. I shouldnt have worried. Breaking Dawn blew me away from the first scene. Stewart is finally acting, which is one of the biggest reasons why this movie is so much better than the others. She portrays Bella in a way that is so close to the book, and its wonderful to see her and Pattinson playing lovers that are so, so, so in love. The fact that Bill Condon (director) gave the happy couple so much time to be just that, happy, makes you really believe in their love and it makes you understand why they cant live without each other. Such an important part (or THE most important thing I should say) but something that the previous directors have failed in showing.
This movie takes you from a beautiful wedding, complete with the most hilarious toasts (Jessica and Charlie) wonderful music, stunning dresses and declarations of love that will touch everyones hearts, to South America for a sexy, funny and exciting honeymoon where we see heartfelt smiles, kissing, cuddling and teasing along with the epic headboard breaking scene. It then settles back in Forks, where we get to witness the most terrifying pregnancy imaginable. The special effects team deserve an Oscar for the work theyve done on making Stewart look like shes slowly fading away. The moments leading up to the birth scene are actually scarier than the scene itself. It really is a horror film towards the end, and some scenes should maybe have been rated R. It ends in the perfect place, such a natural and obvious cut. I am so thankful that Breaking Dawn has been split into two parts, because I cant imagine even once scene in this part that could have been skipped. Condon is a genius.