after rewatching Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2, I gotta say that regardless of how bad the books were and the problematic aspects of Edward and Bella’s relationship, the movies themselves are really good?
They cast people authentically (Native Americans played Native Americans, Egyptians played Egyptians, etc.) and there was a lot of color cast-wise outside of the Cullen family. The actors did a marvelous job portraying their respective characters in a way that stayed true to the original writing, and I enjoyed seeing some more famous faces in the crowd of background characters (e.g. Rami Malek, Lee Pace, Anna Kendrick, etc.).The scenery was gorgeous throughout all five films. The cinematography and soundtrack are nothing to scoff at either.
All and all I felt that the directors and casting department did a wonderful job bringing these movies to life in a way that was…much less problematic than the original material. At least in the last two movies, anyway.
i somehow stumbled upon golden raspberry awards (worst in film) and its so fun looking through the nominees and winners. like, thus far, the worst screen combo award is the best, including winners such as:
1995 - any combination of two people (or two body parts) - showgirls
2000 - john travolta and anyone sharing the screen with him - battlefield earth
2004 - george bush and either C.R. or HIS PET GOAT (like what the fuck) - fahrenheit 9/11 (this movie won a bunch of these awards btw)
2010 - the entire cast of sex and the city 2
2012 - the entire cast of the twilight saga: breaking dawn 2
and, my personal favorite:
2014 - kirk cameron and his ego - saving christmas
now, i could go into the nominees in this category, bc theyre hella absurd (the 2013-present are the worst), but it would be too long. i would, however like to mention some other highlights from other categories:
- madonna - worst actress 5 times & worst featured actress 2 times
- donald trump won worst featured actor back in 1990
- william shatner won both worst actor and worst director for the final frontier (the movie also won worst picture) (lmao what a surprise)
- in 2015 fantastic four and fifty shades of grey both won a bunch of awards and tied for worst picture
- in 1998, there was a threeway tie for worst remake/sequel (lots of bad movies that year lmao)
- the worst new star in 1987 - the six guys and gals in the duck suit (howard the duck)
- then , there are the anniversary awards, featuring sylvester stallone being the worst actor of both 80s and 90s
- also, ronald reagan won worst career achievement in 1981