Friday Film… Breaking Dawn

It’s a departure from Friday Frocks this week as I couldn’t let today pass without inviting you all to talk about Breaking Dawn, the latest film in the Twilight series. It hits the cinemas today which means hoardes of screaming teens and fans. What I’m wondering, is how many of you list the Twilight Saga amongst your guilty pleasures?

*Breaking Dawn Trailer (part 1)

I was introduced to the Twilight Saga just before the films started to be released and although I’m not quite as ardent a fan as I was, I will be making the pilgrimage to the flicks next Tuesday to honour tradition and see the film with my friend Laura :).

Breaking Dawn Part 1 (because they have cleverly split the final film, a-la Harry Potter) looks like it might be a lot less PG-13 and a lot more loaded with sexual tension however, as we finally see Bella and Edward get married (oh yes, I cannot wait to see THAT dress) and seal the deal πŸ˜‰

And although I’m not a Taylor Lautner fan on the red carpet, in his incarnation as Jacob, he does get me far hotter under the collar than a guy who is a full ten years younger than me should reasonably do. I think I need to have words with myself…

Now it’s time to while away the last few hours of the week but instead of frocks let’s talk Vampires… did you read the Twilight books, will you be seeing the film? Are you, like me, a little embarrassed to admit to being a twi-hard fanatic?

What’s your guilty pleasure?


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12 thoughts on “Friday Film… Breaking Dawn

  1. I’ll be honest – I can’t stand Twilight! I was (am) a massive Potter geek though and am massively looking forward to The Hunger Games coming out next year so it’s not through any fiction/film snobbery, I just don’t like the story.

    Does anyone know what other films are coming out pre Christmas that are worth looking out for?

  2. I have never read the books or seen the film… but seeing it featured here makes me think that maybe I should re-consider my decision to ignore the craze….!

  3. I should LOVE Twilight. It’s got everything I love in a story….love, loss, drama, unrequited love…

    But I cannot abide Bella.

    I literally cannot stand her. I just want to give her a slap and tell her to man up. And feed Edward some beef to get a bit of coour in his cheeks.

    I AM, however, looking forward to Snow White and the Huntsman…now that’s a hell of a trailer!

  4. I have read all the books – loved the first one, thought the second was OK and couldn’t abide the last two. By the end of Breaking Dawn I was cursing Meyer every other paragraph. She couldn’t let go of those characters and she dragged it out – if she’d let them develop a bit or trimmed it back the wallow she would have had a much more punchy, consistent series. Similarly I have enjoyed the first film, thought the second was OK, and haven’t bothered to see the other two as I know I will get cross.

    Anna – I agree, Bella is a ninny. I didn’t mind at first because I was a ninny too as a teenager. But I did wise up, eventually. Bella doesn’t.

    This franchise also made me think I couldn’t abide Kristen Stewart – and she is actually excellent in Adventureland and The Runaways.


  5. Loving the replys girls!

    You know, although I love the books, for me it was always about the will-they-won’t-they element. I was particularly taken with New Moon(?) for that reaosn although by then I was wishing she woul just-see-the-bloody-light-and-GET-WITH-JACOB! Therefore, once that was no longer an option, I hae lost a bit of interest.

    Also totally agree on the Bella/Kirsten thing. I can’t stand her and it puts me off seeing her in other stuff. For god sake smile woman!

    AND although I’m a fan of R Patz in general, when he’s a ‘pale face’ it just doesn’t do it for me.

    Hope that rant makes you feel better Penny!

    I shall report back on the film ladies πŸ˜‰


  6. “although I love the books, for me it was always about the will-they-won’t-they element.” < YES! The bit with Jacob on the mountain…possibly my most rewound DVD bit ever πŸ˜‰ So yeah, Twilight turns me into a bit of a squealy teen, but thank goodness I wasn't a teen when I read it. My sister (partner in Twilight crime) is convinced that if she'd been ten years younger when introduced to the books she may never have had a boyfriend EVER, because no-one would have matched Edward. Knowing what a romantic dreamer I was at 13, I completely agree!

  7. my sister is now 17, so she was at the exact age to get PROPER obsessed. Which is how I come to have an encyclopedic knowlege myself, honest it was all Claud’s fault. I agree with the casting of Kristen what’s her name as Bella, mainly because I thought her voice was too low (nitpicking much?!) and I watched the film dubbed in Spanish to practice later on, and the woman who has dubbed it sounds so much better. So nothing constructive to add here, really, except that I’ve not only seen it in English but in my second language, too. Not that I’m a twihard….

  8. I must admit I really like the books, probably because (like Bella) I’m a bit of a sop -I totally sympathise with that bit in ‘New Moon’ where Bella goes crazy when Edward leaves!! I liked the first film but wasn’t too fussed over the next two but of course will still be seeing the fourth, although I do agree that the fourth book went on too long and needed ‘trimming back’!!
    On another note, has anyone read the draft of ‘Midnight Sun’ which you can download from Stephanie Meyer’s website?? It’s basically ‘Twilight’ but written from EDWARD’s point of view -now that is interesting reading!

  9. I read them to ease my pain at the loss of new Harry Potter and His Dark Materials books to read. First one drew me in and i fell in love with Edward but after that, like Anna, I just got angrier and angrier at Bella and fell out of love with soppy, brooding, mopey Edward.

    I read Midnight Sun to try and win back a bit of favour for him, but no, it was over. I can’t bear a soppy man! πŸ˜‰

    To restore my faith in vampire fiction and as an antidote to all the sap I read the True Blood series. Now Eric – that’s a vampire to fall in love with. And Sookie would kick Bella’s whiney ass!

    I’ve only watched the films on long haul flights and didn’t think much, they left me laughing out loud for all the wrong reasons, which was a big embarrassing at times, but they were good for a bit of eyecandy

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