I knew that writing this review would be a challenge for me as I am a MASSIVE Twilight fan so I went to watch the film twice, so I could form a fair opinion of course.
Once I was finally over my initial, long lasting excitement I watched the film objectively…and still enjoyed it.
Non- ‘Twihards’, however, may not have enjoyed it as much. It was virtually a photo album come to life. Two teenagers get married, lose their virginity on their overly sweet and romantic honey moon and then the girl gets pregnant. It’s the least action packed film so far but also the most gory. We see the main characters grow up and mature; lost virginity, marriage, a gruesome pregnancy and labour (in weeks rather than months because vampiric births are different, of course) and civil truces between the vampires and werewolves. It is definitely a coming of age film with a twist, to say the least.
The film is central to the Saga though whether you are a fan or just want to finish watching now you have started. The SFX could be better but do well to explain how wolf packs communicate.
Alas, the book is better than the film but it has done justice. For example, I managed to get more out of my imagination when reading about how Rosalie and Jasper became vampires than how it was portrayed in the film. On the other hand, the acting has gotten better and there was chemistry in the love scene. Finally, the film has taught my 22 year old self that pregnancy and giving birth are the worst things in the whole wide world so I worry for any twelve year olds that watch this!
I give it 3.5/5