Breaking Dawn Part 1 Film Review

Overall Impression: Taylor took his shirt off within the first five seconds, there were cringe-worthy honeymoon scenes that resulted in my rolling around with laughter, and Kristen Stuart actually learnt some more facial expressions! So all in all, Breaking Dawn part 1 was actually, shockingly………..good!

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Well, where to start…..
So many things to say and not enough time! I really have a love hate relationship with Twilight.  Me and my friend have a tradition that we always go to see the movies together, even though we are no longer ‘Twihard’ fans, and in many ways actually dislike it now. I hate many of the messages in Twilight, not to mention the annoying Bella Swan, the cheesiness, the terrible acting, and yet………..the dorky teenage girl in me still kinda enjoys watching it. Of course, part of that enjoyment is also me and my friend laughing our heads off in all the wrong places that are considered ‘serious’ moments, resulting in us annoying half the cinema.

*BEWARE: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS BELOW* (Even though I think the majority of the world already knows what happens, but y’know just incase.)

The Plot
So the movie begins with Jacob receiving the invitation to Bella and Edwards wedding, which makes him super angry and emotional. The result of this of course is him flinging off his shirt and running into the woods. *swoooon* (the Twilight producers really know a way to a girls heart). This is followed by a montage of Bella’s other friends/relatives also receiving their invitation.

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My exasperation with film trailers

Ok, it’s rant time.

This is an opinion I’ve had for a while, but have kept to myself.

I have always loved film trailers, I used to watch tonnes of them in a row because they were so entertaining. I have so much respect for how they’re cleverly put together.
They have three different sections, or acts (one introducing the characters, two bring in the main problem that needs to be overcome in the film, and three the montage) and two different plot lines. All this comes together to create a mini master piece. There average length is 2 minutes 30 seconds, although once a year the company is allowed to make an exception for one particularly good film and make it up to 3 minutes. Last year, if I remember correctly, this was the trailer for 127 Hours.

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Film: Source Code Review 4/5

(Please Note: I do not own any of the images on this page, or the YouTube video)source code poster

Because I’ve been feeling so ill the last couple of days, I was given the rare opportunity to rent a film. I jumped at the chance and begun flicking through the options of movies. Eventually I came across one named Source Code featuring Jake Gyllenhaal that I’d never heard of. I don’t know if that’s because it wasn’t advertised much, or because I live in a cave when it comes to the latest movie releases, but hey-ho. I rented it.

Plot

An helicopter pilot Colter Stevens who works for the ar Continue reading

Are less people reading books? What do you think?

I often sit in the school Library during some of my free periods, staring at the books around me, with their worn covers, and limp, brown stained pages. They look so unloved, and abandoned. As the weeks go by I always sit in the same spot in the Library, staring at the exact same books, Just Listen, The Dream Merchant, etc. and they never move. Which means, nobody ever takes any books out. I’ve also noticed, that slowly, the shelves are being emptied. Section by section. Because there’s no demand. No one wants to read them. And I can’t help but die a little inside, every time I see a book disappear.
I know SOME people must read books or they would stop producing them, but I have to wonder, how many people in my generation actually read….
I know so many people who say “I don’t enjoy it”, “It’s boring”, “Why read a book when you can watch a film?”
But I just don’t understand it, ever since I can remember, I’ve loved books. When I was too young to read, my parents would read to me or I would just stare at the words and the way they made pretty swirls on the page. When I got older I would read books, and then copy them out, word for word, on sheets of paper, just to make the story last a little longer…..Now, I read endlessly, and then I blog about reading.

Do you read? Do your friends read? If so, why/why not? I’d love to get a discussion going, or hear your comments!
If not…ohh well, I enjoyed writing this blog anyway.. :L