I know you all know by now that although I am 25 years old, I go weak at the knees like a little twatish fan girl whenever The Twilight Saga (or more importantly Edward Cullen) is mentioned. I have no idea even WHY, but I just love it.
It all started 3 years ago. My sister lived in Malaysia so I went out there for 2 weeks to visit her, and when I arrived she asked me if i'd been reading the Twilight books. I had seen the films advertised and thought they were all a big load of shite to be honest. She managed to convince me to borrow her copy of the first book and have a go of reading it. I was with her on holiday for 2 weeks and in that 2 weeks I read the first 3 books, I literally could not put them down. The flight home from Malaysia is roughly 9 hours, I bought the last book at the airport and by the time I landed back in England I had finished it. I LOVED THE BOOKS.
The films for me are a different story. I loved the stories so much I have seen all the films and watched them over and over and over and although I love them, they aren't a patch on the books. The only reason the films are good is because I genuinely think the casting of R-Patz for Edward Cullen and Taylor Lautner for Jacob is spot on. Kirsten Stewart as Bella makes me want to rip my own skull off, she is the WORST ACTRESS I have ever seen.
Anyway, so it was with great excitement I managed to convince my sister to come with me on opening night to see Breaking Dawn. My sister is totally not bothered about it, but I wanted to go at the first opportunity and knew she'd come with me. I spent all day on Friday super excited about it, to the point where I was freaking myself out a bit. We got to the cinema and I got my Breaking Dawn combo (salt popcorn, medium diet coke and a FREAKING BREAKING DAWN TOTE BAG!!!!) and then settled down to watch the film...
The film totally lived up to my expectations. I knew it had to be good as the last book is my favourite book of the series. It has the most action, most drama and most substantial storyline out of all of them. The final book has been split into 2 parts, and the first film was based on half of the first book.
It starts out with Edward and Bella getting married, even though Jacob is running about like a big wet dog moaning to anyone that'll listen that he is better for Bella and she really loves him. SHE DOESN'T JACOB, get over it el desperado! Anyway, so they get married and the wedding is beautfil, and i'm not just talking about Edwards FACE. I don't want to spoil it, but the choice of song that is used in the film whilst they are saying their vows is amazing. It actually made me gasp out loud and it totally tied in this film with the backstory before it. I would have cried had my sister not threatened to leave if I had.
The story continues with Ed and Bella going on their honeymoon, getting it on for the first time and Bella winding up pregnant with a half vampire half human baby. The baby grows extremely quickly and makes Bella really ill because it's taking all the goodness from inside her. It winds up with Bella needing to drink blood to feed the baby which is totally grim. The wolves get all pissy about it and try to fight the Cullens, resulting in Jacob and 2 of the other wolves splitting off from the main tribe and creating their own. Bella goes into labour but the baby is too big and being half vampire, decides to try and bite it's way out of her, leaving Bella basically dead. Edward Pulp Fictions her with a massive injection of his venom to her heart, effectively trying to change her before she dies, and then it's a waiting game to see if it works. It does, she slowly changes, and the film ends with Bella opening her eyes for them to be BRIGHT RED where she is a BLOOD THIRSTY CRAZY NEWBORN VAMPIRE THAT WANTS TO KILL EVERYONE.
I was really pleased with the film itself. They could have easily been all half assed about it and got away with it but they weren't. The wedding was hardly on a par with the Royal wedding, but it was just right for the film. The honeymoon was a bit of a disappointment, in that in the book Edward beats the living shit out of Bella when they get it on for the first time, yet in the film she walks away with a few bruises on her shoulder and that it's it. The pregnancy was good, the make up and computer imagery made Bella look horrifically ill and totally thin, but when the baby came out it was CGI'd to absolute f*ckery and it made the whole thing a bit laughable. I was also impressed that they showed you Bellas hair and face slowly changing from sh*t and normal into a beautiful vampire - they didn't really have to show the transformation, they could have just showed you her once she was changed. I really wanted to see Bella as a vampire though and you didn't in this film. I know it'll make it better for the next film, but we have to wait a whole sodding year for it to come out and that is just LONG and ANNOYING.
All in all I give it 9/10 - there were a few laughable bits and considering I have read the books about 4 times I knew exactly what was going to happen. The hard thing with The Twilight Saga is that the books are so good they let you imagine every last detail in your head, so when something is very different in the films to what you have imagined you automatically thinks its rubbish. Breaking Dawn was the best film for being as close to what I thought would happen, and just because I am a massive retarded Twi-hard I cannot wait for the next (and last *sob*) offering. For now I will have to console myself with my Edward Cullen life size cardboard cut out.
Now here's some still from the film. Dribble.