I am writing this at 3am, just home from the midnight screening of Breaking Dawn: Before the Spawn here in Auckland, New Zealand. OMG OMG OMG - so much to tell you. I am bouncing off the walls right now... oh, and it’s 3am.
SparklyJul, Kiwi-Ed and I ready to go!
Now, I know you're not all spoiler h00rs so here's how this is gonna go down. This review post is SPOILER-FREE... but for the good stuff, I have written another post over at my blog which is balls-to-the-wall spoilerific. So, read this, then get yourselves over there if you can handle it, m’kay?
Firstly: I. LOVED. THIS. MOVIE. It is by far and away the best one yet in my opinion. Bill Condon deserves worship. Brilliant.
It is just the right length, it splits at a GREAT moment, I just.... I just LOVED it. Start to finish.
This movie is quite graphic. I actually wonder if PG13 was appropriate. Bill C has certainly used his imagination – and it really works. BD1 is VERY different from the tone of the other movies, but also compliments them really well. There are a few flashbacks and inclusive moments of ‘the journey so far’ which works really well, and Carter Burwell doing the score is fabulous as it really ties things back to the original film we all know and love.
The soundtrack is also amazing. My friend said “It’s almost like the songs were written for the movie”, they just fit in really well. And as much as I was sceptical about Bruno Mars.... it works.
Here’s a tip: STAY TILL THE END. If you’re one of those people who leave as soon as the credits roll, don’t. Trust me.
Shit.... that’s enough. I’m in real danger of overstepping the SPOILER FREE nature of this post and don’t want to end up in LKW’s freezer just yet. I could go on and on... and I will some more over at TwiKiwi so please head on over if you’re up for it!
So yeah. I loved it and will be back in the cinema as soon as possible for round two. It was one of those movies when you don’t notice time passing, and all of a sudden it’s been two hours. In my opinion, that’s a sign of a talented film maker who can keep the story rolling well.
I hope those of you who have seen the film feel free to express your opinions too. I’ll be fascinated to see who agrees or disagrees. [Note from LKW: Keep the comments spoiler free if you like living life outside a freezer!]
OME I nearly forgot – DaddyWard – HOT. BLISTERING HOT. Take your Shamwows.
Is it November 2012 yet?