AccessReel Reviews – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

AccessReel Reviews – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

As the synopsis suggests, the highly anticipated next chapter in the Twilight Saga is about to hit big screens all over the world but this time around walking out of the cinema it clearly dawned on me that Twilight failed to sparkle. Let it be known that I actually liked Eclipse I gave it a 4 out of 5 (mainly because it was in Digital and we saw it on IMAX) but without those I still would have given it a solid 3.5 it just seemed to have so much more and it even had a decent ‘plot’ (yes the ‘ ‘ means I am saying this rather loosely) but with Breaking Dawn Part 1 seriously where do I start?

Let’s start off with the bad; the acting in this installment is terrible. Taylor Lautner clearly needs to go back to acting class and that’s a real hard thing for me to say as I like him, I think he is a sensational up and coming talent but in this film he was just terrible. As for Robert Pattinson I say this every time for some reason as Edward he just doesn’t work, but then you go see him in “Water for Elephants” he’s fantastic so clearly its either a character flaw or the bad direction? And lastly Kristen Stewart, even though for most of the film she’s pretty much ‘dying’ she still manages to be the same old Bella as we have seen in the previous films, nothing more nothing less.

For a public service announcement, pretty much last week The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 got rated MA 15+ in Australia, after an appeal by the distributor this got reduced to an M, now I have no idea if they cut anything out or not but personally I think this film isn’t for your younger crowd, the birth scene alone is rather full on, to the point where people around me were covering their eyes and blocking their ears, one even mentioned she felt physically ill. So tread carefully when letting your young kids go see this film, I wasn’t shocked as I have seen a lot worse in films but even still there’s a few scenes I feel are not kid safe.

The Good can be broken down into two bits, having Bill Condon behind the camera works, everything was shot great and looked sensational and secondly towards the end of the film there’s this montage with bits from all the films, this was rather impressive and I thought that was incredibly well done.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is in cinemas tomorrow, I suggest you wait for DVD but if you are only going to see Taylor Lautner shirtless, you only have to wait 34seconds.

I give this film 2.5 out of 5.

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