Friday, February 17, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - 暮光之城:破曉Ⅰ

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (暮光之城:破曉Ⅰ) is an 2011 film. The movie stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The rest of the cast is too numerous to name, but I do want to note Anna Kendrick and Justin Chon making cameo appearances during the wedding scenes. This is the fourth installment in the current Twilight film series. If you haven't been living in a cave, you might have heard of this book/film series.

The movie starts off with the wedding between Bella and Edward. Jacob makes an appearance during the wedding before his typical anger tantrum requires him to jet. Edward takes Bella to a remote island in Brazil for their honeymoon. On their first night there, they consumate their marriage, but Edward damages the room like a rock star. From that point on, Edward refuses intimacy with Bella for fear of killing her. Bella however pushes the envelop without success. However, 14 days into the honeymoon, Bella becomes pregnant. Which is an mystery to the rest of the clan and they bring Bella back to the safety of the gloomy skies of Seattle again. Jacob finds out about this and finds Bella. The wolf brood find out and make it a mission to destroy the child. After a extended stand-off between the Cullens and the wolves, the baby is born and gets an imprint from Jacob. At the end of the movie, Bella is turned into an vampire. The easter egg at the end of the movie is of the Volturi being informed of an addition to the Cullen Clan.

As for a fourth in the installment, this was the least entertaining. As much as I like Bella and Edward, the wedding and honeymoon were really boring. I presume they wanted to develop their "love" relationship more onscreen. The flashback to a certain period in Edward's life away from Carlisle was a highlight that I hope they dive deeper into. The wolves being unreasonable seemed forced and I didn't really believe any harm was going to happen. Since I didn't read the books, I rely solely on the movie to develop the story for me. But since I like the mytos of this film series, I enjoyed it nonetheless. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone that hasn't seen the previous 3 film installments.

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