Saturday, 29 September 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1 (2011 movie)

Directed by: Bill Condon
Released: 2011
Country: United States

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli,  Elizabeth Reaser, Billy Burke, Kellen Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone

Genre: Romantic, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

Rating: 2 out of 5


The book ''Breaking Dawn'' has been split into two films: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1 (released in 2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 (upcoming movie).

I finished watching The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1 a few hours ago. This is the fourth film in the Twilight Saga.

I haven't reviewed any other Twilight films, so let me tell something about my opinion about the saga. I liked Twilight and felt it was sweet. I hated New Moon and felt it was horrible.The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was better than New Moon, but still, horrible. And now, today I watched The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1. Watching this movie wasn't a waste of time; it's ok, but it wasn't worth watching either.

So very well, let me continue, most of the actors and actresses reprise their roles.

The first few scenes deal with wedding preparation of the human Bella (played by Kristen Stewart) and the vampire Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson). The wedding scene is very long. Jacob (played by Taylor Lautner) confronts Bella and is shocked to learn that she and Edward would be having a ''real honeymoon''!

At their honeymoon, Bella and Edward make love. When Bella wakes up, she is astonished to find that the bed is damaged and Edward has accidentally bruised her arms and shoulders. Well, soon, Bella finds that she is pregnant, and though everyone wants her to have an abortion, Bella protests and is supported by Rosalie.

Well, now Sam Uley, the Alpha of the werewolf pack, decide to kill Bella and her child, but Jacob, Seth and Leah decide to protect Bella, and leave the pack.

Over the next scenes, we see how Bella is being given protection and the family tries to take care of Bella. There are a few fights between the vampires and the werewolves. And then there is the most intense scene of the film, the childbirth scene.

 And, though I'm not revealing anything, the ending is excellent!

Kristen Stewart gave an excellent performance in the film. Really, her performance wasn't very good in the previous films, but in this film, she was truly excellent! Her acting has improved a lot,  really!  Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson also gave good performances. 

Well, I have heard lots of negative comments about this film. But, according to my opinion, this movie isn't that bad! At some of the scenes, it is even sweet and moving. There are almost no touching materials in New Moon or Eclipse, but in Breaking Dawn- Part 1, there is! (the scene where Edward says that he can read the child's mind and tells Bella that the child loves her is the scene which I had found very touching). According to my opinion, Breaking Dawn- Part 1 is better than both New Moon and Eclipse.

But however, everything in this movie- almost everything- deal with mainly the same kind of matters matters: Bella's future child, plans to destroy the child, plans to kill Bella, giving protection to Bella, etc., etc., etc., which made the story a bit boring.

I  actually enjoyed this film a bit, but didn't feel that it was very good. It is sweet and enjoyable, but absolutely NOT a very good movie. Overall, watching this movie wasn't a waste of time; it's ok, but it wasn't worth watching either.

2 out of 5.

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