Monday, November 21, 2011

What stood out for me in Breaking Dawn, part I

I have been wondering if this blog even exist anymore.  I have let it slide for so long now.  I don't follow daily events anymore.  A couple of times each week, I try to absorb everything.  Recently there has been allot going on and I have probably missed a few things.  I think I saw most of the magazine pictures of Kristen.  Those are always a treat.  She is good at doing this, especially since she pretends to be playing out a scene when doing them.  Anytime Kristen wants to pretend to be a naughty girl, I am all in.

Snow White will be a huge hit next summer.  I have never watched a trailer so many times.  Kristen can be in any movie she wants to be in. She is that good.
I was annoyed at the extreme reactions on Twitter about Kristen possibly being in Akira.  I knew nothing of the story until I saw these strong reactions.
I now know why so many of you don't want her to be in it.   Some of the reasons are valid points.  Others are not.  If she decides to do it, then I trust her judgement that it's exactly what she should do.   She doesn't take these decisions lightly or without sufficient information.

I saw Breaking Dawn Part I last night.  She was good, her best performance by far in the series  I expected this because i knew Bill Condon would give her the freedom to excel.   What I didn't expect is what I saw from Rob.  I have never been critical of his acting, but I haven't exactly praised him, either.   He was exceptional in this movie.   

The way that Edward begged for Bella's life at the end was the most powerful acting I have seen from Robert Pattinson. It affected me in the theater. 
He was very good, but I doubt he will get the credit he deserves because this is a Twilight movie.   Last night I read the Bill Condon interview (thanks @yashi0487) in which he said "It was like he was hooking into what it would feel like to lose Kristen."

My brother liked this movie.  He is just a normal guy taking his wife and kids to the movie. The honeymoon was a tad bit uncomfortable for him with my 12 year old niece present.  He looks forward to the finish but doesn't see the sense in making us wait that long.  I agree with him.

This increased openness (between R/K) was probably unavoidable with this movie.
After Kristen's accidental confession, I feel I was correct with my speculation last December that she wishes the debate "are they, aren't they" would just end because their actions had been enough and she was annoyed that some people didn't get it and wanted a verbal confirmation despite what they had allowed to slip.  "Come on, people, it's so obvious" she told British GQ.

With the promotion for this movie, they have made its even more obvious, but they still want people to focus on the work.   When your work has many scenes that hit so close to home, how can you not let out a little bit?

Kristen said she understands the interest in her personal life.  Still, something real, her life and his life, shouldn't be used for profit.  It will be, but don't expect those two to contribute any sound bites to that topic.   I think they do not mind being referred to as a couple.  Many people have outed them.  People close to the situation, like directors.  Kristen or Rob have not rebuffed any of these people for doing this.  If it had bothered them, a message to STFU would have been sent, but this hasn't happened.

This movie and its promotion does allot of blurring of fiction and reality.  Maybe ten years from now, they might tell us what it was like to fall in love during this process.  But not now.


  1. oh, man. I don't think you understand how badly I needed your post and how long I've been waiting to hear from you... thank you! :-)

  2. Dan, great blog and everything you said is exactly what needed to be said. I agree that perhaps in 10 years one of them might be willing to talk about how they fell in love, Kristen actually mentioned that in some interview a year or so ago.

    I really loved BD and thought they both did a wonderful job along with Taylor. Personally, I'm glad they're waiting a year for the next one because I'm going to be very sad to say goodbye to the movies. I know, that's nuts to think like that but I can't help it!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


  3. Heck Yes - please keep posting when you can - it's nice to hear a Healthy Male's perspective! Speaking of which, the husband accompanied me to see BD...he approached it with somewhat gritted teeth ("I'll be the only guy there")...but he had to admit he's become a fan of Kristen & Rob for their independent non-Hollywoodishness. He pronounced it "Better Than Expected" - his random comments involved the back of the wedding dress ("Ooh-yeah"); Kristen's womanly transformation since the 1st Twilight ("She's not a kid any more"); and surprisingly, the soundtrack ("Who's doing this song? You going to buy it?") I actually complained more than he did afterward - I enjoyed the performances by Kristen, Rob, Taylor, & Billy Burke, but the other characters & some of the cartoonish CGI were a bit annoying. But as Kristen has always said, it's the books' fans that are most important - and they seem to be very pleased.

    Thanks again for your blog!

  4. I agree with this post, but to be honest I think that Rob if he had the chance would take it to talk about his relationship with Kristen. Kristen is a very personal person. so it's not that she just doesn't want the world to know about her relationship which we have for some time now, that's just how she's always been. Kristen is a very nice girl. I mean..when people say that girl has a bad mouth they are right but she doesn't care what people think and that is why I was attracted to her as a person. You really gotta meet her if you haven't. she's the same way in front of the camera and behind it.
    As for the acting Breaking Dawn I completely agree that both of their acting was phenomenal, very phenomenal. They worked very had to play the roles the way they did in Breaking Dawn. They deserve every award they will recieve for it and more. I am impressed with a lot and because I have already seen clips of part 2, trust me you will be very pleased with what you see hopefully *wink*