Friday, June 11, 2010
Is Breaking Dawn Worth Two Films?
Breaking Dawn was a good book, thought Stephanie Mayer is not very good at writing the action scenes. Makes sense considering that overall Twilight is a romance novel with a love triangle that survives until the end. Summit, being the little company that could, has decided to make Breaking Dawn into 2 films. I don't blame them at all, it's a cash cow. But the problem I see arising is how they plan on breaking up the book.
Readers know that the book was split into 2 parts, one from Bella's point of view and one from Jacob's as he searched for himself. Does Summit plan on releasing a Jacob installment that would make the team Jacob fans cream their skinny emo jeans? Or are they just going to slice it in half and leave us hanging at a very inopportune moment?
There are rumors that the final film will be released in 3D and that also makes me irritated. Although I revel in the idea of Edward lunging out of the movie screen and into my face, I just can't for the life of me figure why Summit thinks they need to do something different to the already popular franchise.
Summit stuck gold by complete accident and they know it. The problem is that they are continuing to tweak it thinking that they can make it better and better but they might just end up staking it in the heart. When you have gold, just be happy with it. Don't try to turn it into something better.