Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Breaking Dawn" full trailer

The great hope for "Breaking Dawn" to be the first "Twilight" movie that - while not concievably GOOD on any level - is at least entertaining goes something like this: It's the part of the series that most of the fanbase seems to like the LEAST for the very reasons I liked it BEST... namely, that the various characters stop staring longingly into eachother's eyes and get down to the business of making baby daywalkers, having monster-battles and assembling big international vampire armies. It doesn't LAST, of course, thanks to an ending that screws up the landing so massively even Stephen King must've been impressed.

Which is why I like that Bill Condon is taking a (well-deserved) paycheck-job to finish up the series; as Condon very definitely gets "camp;" and "camp" - or, at least, a willingness to embrace the fact that the material really, really sucks and having fun with it - is what "Twilight" has always DESPERATELY needed:


It's certainly "broad" enough, and the sound-alike of "Journey to the Line" (or is that ACTUALLY "Journey to the Line!?") underscoring the wedding/honeymoon buildup bullshit is probably an accurate representation of how "Twilight's" audience FEELS (as opposed to 'reads') it.

11 comments:

Drunken Lemur said...

Wait, that scene towards the end, that's the birth scene right? The one with the Vampire C-Section? Isn't that towards the end of the book? How are they going to spin that into a second part? I'm sorry if there's more to the story, but it can't be that much. Even if the birth is at the very end, like the last scene, they can't have enough material. Her hellspawn grows up to be perma-jailbait, shacks up with Teen Wolf, The End, right? Or did I forget something?

DavidW said...

I have to wonder if the wedding vows would be invalid especially the "As long as you both shall live" and "till death do us part" might not apply seeing as Edward is already dead and if memory serves Bella does finally get turned into a vampire (thus making her dead too). Not that that is the biggest problem with the story. Though it does look like Bill Condon is trying to squeeze every drop of epic out of the story that he can whilst simultaneously acknowledging that the whole daywalker chestburster thing is pretty messed up.

Drunken Lemur said...

Oh, and like everyone else, I am psyched for the Rifftrax.

Shannon said...

@Drunken Lemur said...
"Isn't that towards the end of the book?"

I hate myself for knowing this, but as I recall, the birth scene takes up the entire middle section of the book. Seriously, an entire third of the book's "action" is just this one day. Then there's a battle or something that doesn't really end up being a battle because of Bella's ~*special snowflake*~ vampire power being some sort of love shield that ends it all.

It... doesn't really make any kind of sense. But this is Twilight, so logic doesn't have any part to play at all. From a story standpoint (I fully understand why they did it from a financial standpoint), I really don't get why the book was split when most of the text is taken up by the birth. Of course, the series as a whole probably could've been done in just one or two movies, but that's another conversation entirely.

Lee Kalba said...

Off-topic, but interesting (and actually ties in with film-making)

http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2011/09/in_the_cut_part_i_shots_in_the.html

No, it's not clickable, copy and paste yeh lazy bastards.

David (The Pants) said...

If the first three books/movies promoted abstinence in a sense, does this support an idea of "young/teen pregnancy can kill you?

RocMegamanX said...

"Part 1"? They're really doing this?

Right after the departure of Deathly Hallows?

I'm sure Breaking Dawn couldn't be THAT long a book. I'm guessing that Deathly Hallows was MUCH LONGER, which made sense for the two-part movie.

MovieBob said...

@David (The Pants)

It's an anti-abortion thing. Bella is willing to die rather than terminate the vampire-fetus. In "Twilight's" retrograde view of womanhood, suffering and submission up to the point of death and disfigurement in the service of men/children is the highest possible calling; so death to "save" a baby is Bella's "Super Saiyan" moment.

asdasd said...

So wait. Are you talking about the ending of the Dark Tower Books? I actually really liked the ending. I think the fact is that the build up was so immense and the series so long at that point that he ended it the best way possible IMO.

In other news... Hurray vampire teeth c-section and pedophelic werewolf boys deus ex machima galore!

Aiddon said...

my eyes, it BURNS! This is going to be one HILARIOUSLY awful movie

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