Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Gil Birmingham, Sarah Clarke, Ashley Green, Peter Facinelli, Anna Kendrik, and more.
Directed by: Bill Condon Based on the Novel by: Stephanie Meyer Screenplay by: Melissa Rosenberg Original Music by: Carter Burwell
Premise: Bella and Edward finally tie the knot, yet something unexpected occurs while in their honeymoon. Something that might very well cost Bella her life. (PG-13)
Review: The film starts out a little off key, the dialogue and acting not quite jelling for some reason, but luckily that improved before long.
Lots of little funny moments splattered all over the first half of the film. A lot of subtle touches too, so that they ‘show’ a lot of emotions at certain moments rather than ‘tell’ them, which was great.
There was even a sub story thrown in, which if you’re not paying attention could be easily missed. Keep an eye on Billy, Charlie, and their lady friend. Edward and Jacob aren’t the only ones with love troubles.
The CGI for the wolves was good, though they change back to humans seemingly fully clothed. But where the movie truly excelled was all the work they did on Bella. There’s a bathroom scene that gave me chills as we see her shoulders and backside. And then the scene with her almost at the end of the film. Beautiful seamless transitions that truly brought the point home. Kudos on that, guys!
As you should expect, the movie leaves you hanging for part 2, but the film itself does go full circle. Make sure to stay through part of the credits as there’s a little more to see – a quick peek on what we can expect part 2 to be about. Trouble is coming!
Overall, it was fun and entertaining.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 (Hubby’s Rating: Worth Full Price of Admission)