The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This month’s Genre has been chosen by Satu of Fairy Tale Pictures and it is Bestselling/Popular Novel Adaptations.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of July by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box!
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Bestselling/Popular Novel Adaptations.…
Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 July 2018)
Brief Synopsis – As Isabella and Edward get closer to their wedding, things get even more complicated.
My Take on it – =Once again, I get the feeling that the storylines of these books feel like they could end at any point yet are deliberately extended to make us try and care more even though that doesn’t work well enough.
The teen romance of this series has to find a way to expand and they definitely found an interesting way to do so.
Unfortunately, many things feel missing from the film adaptation which I’m pretty sure were explained much better in the book (despite never having read it or never will.
They are able to keep the anger level between the various elements of the storyline slightly higher than average without giving us real conflict as everyone anticipates the finale.
The allegiance between the Werewolves and Vampire stays shaky, yet due to their trust in Isabella remains without real conflict between them.
Bottom Line – Storyline once again meanders along and feels once again like they are just trying to find ways to keep this story (barely) moving. So much of what happens is probably explained much better in the book and things seem missing when it comes to real explanations in the film. The anger between the Vampires and Werewolves continues yet their allegiance to Isabella keeps them from real conflict.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Robert Pattinson took a boat driving lesson so he would be able to drive the boat in the honeymoon scenes. Despite taking lessons, he crashed the boat in both the lessons and while filming in Brazil. (From IMDB)
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not at all, the whole series just doesn’t manage to reach the level of interest that most non-teens can appreciate.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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