Friday, 18 November 2011

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1

Okay, so apologies if this review comes out kind of weird and garbled, I went to see "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" at midnight last night and haven't quite bounced back yet. I know, I'm a disgrace to student-kind.

The film is actually pretty good. Surprisingly good, in fact. The book is rubbish, I'm not afraid to say it (and to those of you who think they're all rubbish, "Breaking Dawn" is the worst) but they've done well considering the material they had to work with. Unlike the other films, which were unintentionally hilarious because they were so bad, this one's deliberately funny. Very funny in places. Sure, there's an absolutely awful bit with the wolves, but I can't even think about that without giggling.

The story's not bad, considering in an hour and fifty minutes not a lot actually happens. And it doesn't feel long, I think it's the shortest of the films (but don't hold me to that, the DVDs are upstairs and I can't be bothered to run and check).

And, most importantly, Robert Pattinson finally looks vaguely attractive in the film. I mean, sure, he wasn't bad-looking in the first one, but he looked ridiculous in "New Moon" and "Eclipse". In this one, however, he hasn't been dunked in a vat of white paint and his eyes don't look stupid. It's just a shame they couldn't give the same contacts to the other vampires, who still look fairly ridiculous.

If you didn't like the other films, you're not going to like this one, but I was really quite impressed. Oh, and there's an extra little bit partway into the credits, which is definitely worth staying for.