Rating: Didn’t Suck
I thought the movie was okay, there was a lot of people that thought this movie ROCKED SUPER HARD CORE!!!! And there was a lot of people that felt this movie sucked horribly. This is probably going to be the most difficult review I’ve had to do so far. It’s tough for the rating to really do the movie justice by itself. Make sure you read everything if you need help deciding whether to drop cash on this flick. Like my Sex and the City 2 review, I want to be upfront, I’ve never read the books, I’ve only seen these movies for the sake of reviewing them. So, to keep things fair, I talked to a LOT of fans to find out what “TWIHARD” (yes, they actually call themselves that 🙂 fans thought.
Here’s the rundown of what people thought:
Complaints fans had:
-The story drags, it’s a lot longer than it needs to be
-The character flash backs soak up a lot of time in the movie and feels very thrown together, the book does a better job of making you feel like the history is significant.
-The fighting was basically people running into each other, there was no real choreography
-The love story was like beating a dead horse, and things only moved forward a little bit over the last one
-The acting is weak and dead pan
-This film rushes through the most important aspects of the book and instead focuses on retards running into each other.
-When they “teach everyone how to fight” nobody is shown learning anything
Things fans loved:
-It’s more serious now, everything feels more realistic, and the drama of the love triangle comes to life more in this one (I agree with the more realistic part, a guy who normally directs horror directed this one, and because of it, the more wild vampires, actually seem intimidating)
-Lots of action
-Better acting than the previous two (I agree, the acting sucked, but it WAS better than before)
-More dynamic directing than the other films which adds to the excitement
-A good balance for “Team Edward” and “Team Jacob”… “followers” do you guys really talk like this?
Surprisingly, no one mentioned the special effects, I suppose they didn’t do anything new over the last two films though.
Personally, I didn’t hate the movie, I just thought it was a little boring. When I talked to people initially, I figured I was going to have to give it a Pretty Damn Good rating, people were so enthusiastic, then I talked to a bunch of other people and dialed it back to my personal rating “Didn’t Suck” because they hated the movie so much.
So what’s the verdict? Hmmm… tricky.
What I’ve gathered from the way people responded to this movie, is that if you’re a young girl who was a fan of the first two, you’re going to love this movie and say it ROCKED and that it was the best one yet. If you’re an 18 or older woman who isn’t a “TWIHARD” but enjoys the movies as a guilty pleasure, you’ll be disappointed and say it only “didn’t suck”. If you’re a woman in her twenties who really liked the first two films, you’re going to hate this one.
If you’re older than that and don’t have kids, you probably don’t even know this movie is in theaters right now and aren’t reading this… sooo… why am I talking to you? I don’t know. Guys who were dragged to see the movie, younger males will think it was okay, didn’t suck, guys in their 20’s will spend a lot of time making fun of this movie and say it “sucked”. Parents; your best bet is to give your kids the cash if they’re “tweeners” or young teens and make them get a job if they’re older than that so they can fork their own money out to see it.
So, if you know which category you fit into, you should be able to figure if it’s worth the money. It’s rare a movie gets such a conflicted response, but at least this will give you an idea of how much money you’ll be willing to throw at this flick and see it in theaters.
Definitely let me know what you thought as this one threw me for a loop,