Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Review: Elroy Galbraith (@elroyg1) - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2"

Fellow movie lover and friend of mine Elroy Galbraith (@elroyg1) decides to break the ice and be my first guest post review :) He shares his thoughts on the fifth installment of the overhyped Twilight series - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Elroy's Thoughts:

Popular culture has made us haters of theTwilight saga, even if you've never seen it. And I have to admit, that after four books and four movies, I still wasn’t a fan. Worst Love story ever. So I count it as a stroke of genius when for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2, the directors decided to go into a different direction. Less focus on the relationship between half dead Bella (Kristen Stewart), and fully dead Edward (Robert Pattinson), and more focus on abilities and action served to introduce a cool factor that made the movie slightly better.

Mind you, the action didn’t start until way into the movie, and the acting (though improved) was still petrifying but the build up was worth it. A simple but effective twist ending made me a fan of the screenwriters, if not the actual writer of the saga. After watching Breaking Dawn Part 2, I can honestly say that the best part of Twilight is the last part of the last movie, no sarcasm intended. For effective use of the cool and well written ending, I'll give The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 a 6 out of 10 rating.

His Rating: 6/10

1 comment:

  1. Well, it was a beautiful movie with a phenomenal and superb anti-climax.The baby Renesmee was lovingly beautiful but she and her gestures appeared to be animated. The protagonists of the epic romance; Kristen & Robert have played their parts well. Bella being welcomed as the new member in the family and being taught the vampire ways and arm-wrestling with others was a bit hilarious. The older Renesmee was supercalilifragilidocious. Jacob (Taylor) was brilliant with both his acting skills and one-liners. The other vampires were welcoming each with different abilities. The first half, however, was comparatively a bit slower. But it picked up pace post interval. Michael Sheen (Aro) was convincing in his role both pre and post Alice's vision. The fighting scenes were awesome with the entire theatre cheering, whistling, clapping & jeering when every central character killed a villain.The most heart-warming sequence was when Bella finally makes Edward see what she actually thinks about him and how much she loves him (with her newly acquired vampire-powers), as she was the only person whose mind Edward could not read. And then the song 'Forever' truly containing the soul of the story and the movie and telling that "WE WILL STAY FOREVER THIS WAY" was emotionally heart endearing; also introducing us with the characters at the same time. Though it was my first 'Twilight movie' on 70mm screen but I really felt connected and moved with the romance between Bella and Edward. This was a true feast for the Twi-hard fans and the perfect ending (by Bill Condon). The movie has a potential to instil curiosity with the new viewers