|Posted by whokilledthemessanger on November 22, 2012 at 12:50 AM|
This weekend, I was transported into the magical world of the “Twilight Saga” which was spectacular as always. The last movie in this series that I watched was the first one.... and as far as I can remember, it was okay. The thing about that movie, which surprised me, was that it was not horrible. As I remember it was actually okay, nothing special and very forgettable, but not a bad movie. The same goes for this movie for the most part… though some aspects of it were undoubtedly terrible.
One of the things that I liked about this movie is that it did not try to take itself to seriously. It has a few somewhat funny parts… and the movie does not try to be an epic, save for a few moments around the climax. Some of the jokes work, but just as many fall flat.
Another thing that annoyed me about the movie was that almost every scene in this movie looked like the backgrounds were green screened in. Usually the shots are one focused on the actors, and nothing else. Most of the shots felt kind of empty, and at the backgrounds even reminded me of “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” which is not a good thing.
The special effects on the whole weren’t to bad, but everything looked so fake and computerized that it just felt like watching the effects in “Disaster Movie” or “Vampires suck” which doesn’t say much for this movie’s 131 million dollar budget. Every thing just feels and looks to cartoonish, it just seems so fake, but it got the job done well enough.
To be honest my favorite part of this movie didn’t actually happen. Towards the end of the movie, there’s a really big fight scene between basically the good guy group of vampires, (Bella, Edward, Werewolves, other various vampires) and the Volturi (The bad guys); the group in charge of keeping vampires hidden, and enforcing rules and so on.
But anyways, the two groups fight it out in a sequence that’s actually quite gory, as well as entertaining. Blood is spilled; main characters are killed, though apparently, this part was not in the book. But sadly it turns out that in an M. Night Shymalan moment; this was only a vision of the future, what would have happened if they were to fight, that the Ashley Greene Vampire was showing the leader of the Volturi, needless to say this persuaded the Volturi not to fight
This was very disappointing for me, not only because this was by far the best part of the movie, but it also extinguished what little plot this movie had. Making this movie a very anticlimactic end, to in what was my opinion a very poor “Saga”. Still, I’m sure that its niche audience, of tween and teenage girls, and older more middle-aged women (I saw plenty at the theater), will enjoy this movie. Personally I would say it is almost passable, maybe just a little less than average.
Critical 2/5 poor craftsmanship, not much of a plot, nothing really happens
Enjoyable 2.5/5 some funny parts, decent fight scene