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Twilight - Breaking Dawn Part 1 - quick review


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted November 20 2011 - 02:57 AM

I think this film does suffer from stretching it out into 2 films when the plot of part 1 just doesn't have a lot of meat to it even with its running time, there's just a lot of waiting going on in the 2nd half the movie for its inevitable plot development. The tone of the film felt a little snarky, but the director seemed to have fun with the familiarily of the 3 main characters. Too bad the script missed a nice opportunity to press the horror and go "Rosemary's Baby" with such a development post-marriage. Lautner's acting is still pretty bad (or immature), but he somewhat gets a second wind as the movie goes on. I give it 2.5 stars or a grade of C+.
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#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted November 21 2011 - 03:27 PM

Saw it over the weekend, it was alright, but too corny for its own good. The split means that there's no real climax to the story: [SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!]I mean, I doubt even a viewer new to the series would seriously think Bella would die when the film's subtitled "Part 1".[/SPOILER] The cast is as likable as ever, and their chemistry carries the day, but there better be some serious payoff in Part 2.
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