While it might seem sacrilegious to suggest this to most Twitards, there has been some chatter on twilight blogs about the quality of the Twilight movies. Most of us have eagerly read the books and imagined the entire story taking place in our minds far before we ever watched the movies. When you read a book, you get to imagine all of the characters appearances, their dialogue, the scenery, and the action as it unfolds. Sometimes, a movie just doesn’t live up to the way that it all plays out in our heads.
Twilight and New Moon: Starting Off Right
The Twilight movie series started off amazing, with Twilight and New Moon making a huge splash on the big screen. I don’t think that any of us Twitards would argue that the casting of Bella, Edward, and Jacob was absolutely amazing – and not bad eye candy, either . Twilight and New Moon had great dialogue and the scenery and supporting cast was rich and full of life.
Everything was fresh and new, and it seemed like the twilight series had a bright future ahead of it. Sure, there were some critics that panned the movies – but there will always be those types of people who just don’t “get it.” All in all, the Twilight and New Moon movies of the series made me really excited to see Eclipse and Breaking Dawn…but they quickly let me down with the latter two movies in the series
Pulling a Harry Potter: “Breaking” Dawn Into Two Parts
As the series of twilight movies got more and more popular in mainstream media and more people began to check out the movies and books, the commercialism of the series started to rear its ugly head. I think that most Harry Potter fans remember the outrage that was felt when they announced that the 7th book would be split into two parts on the big screen. It was an obvious play to make even more money off of fans, and it worked perfectly because everyone went along with it anyways. The thing is, Harry Potter actually did a good job with the dual-part ending of their series, while Twilight’s Breaking Dawn left a lot to be desired from fans.
The problem with the Breaking Dawn part of the Twilight series was just that they did it poorly. There was almost no excitement or action in the movie at all, and most of it actually focused on Edward and Bella simply relaxing on their honeymoon. While I know that the book was mostly about this too, there were a lot of parts that seemed to be missing that would have made the movie a whole lot better.
The way that they interacted on the big screen in Breaking Dawn was just SO different than the way they interacted in the book. In the first two movies in the Twilight series they actually had real affection and caring for each other, and it seemed contrived and fake in this last movie. Who knows, that could just be my opinion but I’d like to think it’s accurate because I consider myself one of the biggest Twitards that has ever existed :p.