The next chapter of the vampire/human/werewolf love triangle continues with Part 1 of the fourth installment of the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn. If you’re still not convinced about the Twilight following, this movie will definitely not convert you.
However, if you’re a “twi-hard” (or closeted “twi-hard”), this movie encompasses everything the book portrays: loving your boyfriend vampire and leading on your werewolf best friend is the most important thing in life.
The film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s popular teen novels continue with the fourth novel spilt up into two parts (sound familiar?). Though separating the movie into two parts is more likely a profit-making idea, having the final novel made into two films actually does some justice to the original book. Though the movie and book series have no sort of creative narrative content, this movie will by far be one of the most popular movies this year due to its strong legion of fans cheering on their respective teams, Edward or Jacob.
Directed by Bill Condon, Breaking Dawn Part 1 begins with the wedding and honeymoon of human Bella Swan (Kirsten Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). The most anticipated part of the wedding was not when Stewart and Pattinson actually say their vows but the revelation of her wedding dress. Though I’m indifferent about what dress she would wear to the wedding, my female counterparts appreciated the intricate lace-backed white gown which beautified the normally bland looking Stewart/Swan character.
With Stewart’s awkward expressions and Pattinson’s seedy
sneers, the movie lacks strength in the acting department, though one can argue Stewart plays the role of Bella well due to the awkwardness and blandness of her character. However, the chemistry between the lead couple is definitely electric. Taylor Launter’s role as werewolf Jacob Black also adds tension as the third wheel in the love triangle, though his main role within the movie is essentially to be shirtless all the time (for which many fans showed their appreciation through constants quealing).
The honeymoon sex scene was definitely one of the most anticipated scenes in the movie. For a PG-13 movie, I thought it was a little too sexual, but I found the scene more comical than expected. This may have been Condon’s intention— to make the scene less serious and sexual so that it borders on either cheesy and try-hard instead of porn. Generally, the audience got the idea they were ‘getting it on’.
Another important scene was the birthing scene. If I had to choose the best scene in the movie, it would have to be this one. This scene was possibly the goriest scene of the movie, with a frail looking Stewart lying in a soaked hospital gown on a blood covered bed. Though most of the scene involved fragmented and blurry images, I found this to be the strongest performance from all the characters. Even though I knew the outcome of the story, I was still in suspense.
For those who are itching for the next part of the story, Breaking Dawn Part 2 comes out November 2012 so there is still a wait. I’m sure during that time you can read all the books and watch all the films, again. This gives plenty of time for those who may have newly converted to the Twilight phenomenon to catch up.
Breaking Dawn is definitely a movie for the hardcore Twilight fans. If you want a bit of a laugh (when I mean a bit, I literally mean a bit), keep updated on the latest movies, or to take someone on a cheesy date, watching Breaking Dawn is a good way to kill a couple of hours. Overall, if you’re not a fan of Twilight, I don’t think Breaking Dawn is worth watching. That is unless you’re keen on seeing Taylor Launter shirtless 90% of the time.
Pattinson ‘embarrassed’ over faking orgasm in Twilight sex scene
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Robert Pattinson has revealed that faking an orgasm for the sex scene in ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1′ was “embarrassing”.
The 25-year-old actor, who filmed a sex scene with real-life girlfriend Kristen Stewart for the vampire movie, admitted that having the entire crew watch as they shot the sequence was not a pleasant experience.
“We were staring into the camera doing orgasm faces and stuff and it becomes unbelievably embarrassing,” Contactmusic quoted the actor as telling Espectacular TV.
“But I think it ended up good at the end I think,” he added.