November 19, 2011 What's
on this week at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema
film enthusiast Molly Harding, who was last year nominated for
the national award 'Young Film Critic of the Year', reviews Breaking
Dawn which is now showing at Burnham's Ritz Cinema in Victoria
Street this week...
Breaking Dawn (12A)
In the penultimate instalment of the much drooled over Twilight
saga we see Edward and Bella tying the knot and Bella becoming
pregnant with a half vampire baby proving the true course of love
can never run smoothly.
First and for most I would like to say that this is the
most bizarre and messed up film I have seen all year twi-hards
will love it! The pros are that it is completely true to the book
and gets off to a promising and romantic start of longing glances
and refreshing realism that took me back to the first instalment,
my outright favourite in the series so far.
But, coinciding with my statement that true love can never run
smoothly, neither can the film. Despite the charming first half
the second half has moments of awfulness. The make-up and effects
on Bella were absolutely astounding but the same cannot be said
for the talking wolves or bizarre imprinting sequence (no spoiler
It is not a negative that this film is very gruesome at parts,
much more graphic than the last films and I would definitely advise
more sensitive under 12s perhaps to steer clear or get a
parent to view it first as it can be verging on some sort of strange
horror film at times.
Breaking Dawn Part 1 has major flaws but the performances from
the three leads just keep getting better, Kristin Stewart in particular,
and despite my criticisms it still caused the audience to erupt
at the end with anticipate. DO NOT leave before the credits!
Weve come this far to the fourth film and this instalment
still leaves hope for the epic finale we all want it to be.
A bizarre, but occasionally real addition to the saga - 3/5
Read more of Molly's regular film reviews on Burnham-On-Sea.com