The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

2011 "Forever is just the beginning"
4.9| 1h57m| PG-13| en

The new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.


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Claysaba Excellent, Without a doubt!!
Pacionsbo Absolutely Fantastic
TrueHello Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
Senteur As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.
TheNabOwnzz I think that everybody will agree with me here when i say that the Bella & Edward romance in Twilight is one of the worst, wooden & totally unconvincing romances ever filmed in the history of world cinema. But unfortunately not the writers or the director seems to understand this and thus what we have here is a film that probably uses up about 60% of its time with a ridiculous and often times unintentionally hilarious romance.Eclipse was still pretty bad, but it was a step in the right direction for the franchise, as the focus seemed to be a bit more off of their worthless romance story and more on the actually interesting story about the newborns. Unfortunately, Breaking Dawn basically manages to fall into the same depths the first two fell in. We have a long drawn out half hour long wedding scene as if they thought they could pull off a 'The Godfather' or a 'The Deer Hunter' scene ( I apologise for naming these two actually GOOD movies in the same sentence as Twilight ). At the start you can see Kristen Stewart actively trying to pull off a happy face and you can frequently see her smiling ( Don't worry, her sighing, head shaking and eye contact evasing is still there ) which was already an extreme surprise to me, even though it was mostly just her lips moving and not much else. However, this was only limited to the start since after that her infamous legendary wooden facial expressions return. Ofcourse it doesn't help during the wedding scene that none of the characters there, or in the whole universe of Twilight for that matter are even slightly interesting.The honeymoon sequence consists of wholly Bella & Edward romance scenes and these 20-30 minutes have to be some of the worst ever filmed. We know their romance is terrible, unconvincing and ridiculous due to the fact that both of them are unable to act and unable to express sincere human emotions ( Especially Bella obviously ). Bella can be heard saying, and i quote: 'Why can't you see how perfectly happy i am???' Gee, Bella, i wonder why, could it be because you are just totally unable of conveying emotions in every way when you come onto the screen? The cinematography in these scenes was alright though, i'll give it that, but if you cannot combine cinematography with a story or great characters you might as well be watching an environmental documentary instead of a film.The final hour of the film might have been interesting, if we as the audience were actually given a single reason to care about what happens to any of the characters in this film. And why oh why would Jacob and Edward seriously fight over a wooden plank who is unable to comfortly gesture even the simplest human emotions. We are never given a single reason as to why the men in this film are attracted to Bella, other than dumb statements such as Edward saying during the wedding that she is 'someone you can bare your soul to, and who accepts you as you are', yeah right. Name me one person who couldn't come up with this blatantly obvious cliché nonsensical reason and color me surprised. I should also mention that there is a scene in which a bunch of CGI wolves start talking amongst themselves, since that scene is so ridiculous it deserves a little rant of its own. At first i thought the Quilletes could only talk in human form, but it seems as though i was wrong, and what a mistake this turned out to be. Their mouths don't move, so where is the sound even coming from? It is even supposed to be an important scene about standing up for yourself, but it is disguised in so much ridiculous CGI that it is actually just comic gold. I have no qualms with certain things being CGI ( Even though the CGI wolves were terrible ), but such a ridiculous attempt of conveying emotion in a scene cannot be told in such a complete CGI fest where not even one actual human being is visible.It seems as though the writers and the director didn't learn from their mistakes, and kept the focus on Bella & Edward's terrible romance for far too long. The second half of the film might be slightly more interesting, but it is still as terrible cinema can get. It does have some certain good musical scores and cinematography, but in context of this film this cannot possibly even slightly save the failure it has become.
Eric Stevenson I knew I had to see this movie sometime especially after the lengthy review that Doug Walker gave it and how much he hated it. This is a guy who loved the other movies because of how bad they were. I specifically downloaded the Rifftrax file for this movie as a free sample and I was devastated to find out that the website has apparently changed and all my history was deleted so I had to buy the file for this movie. It was money well spent because I would have gone nuts if not for the file. This movie is amazingly boring and stupid in nearly every sense of the word.I actually looked up critical reviews and I think even people who were fans of the other movies hated this one. I guess I will give those other movies credit for being better. This movie features Edward and Bella getting married. Bella gets pregnant and most of this movie is just them talking about whether she should have an abortion. Okay they don't use the word "abortion" but it's what they're talking about. This is just a nasty unpleasant movie for me because everyone in this film is just so mean. Everybody is telling Bella to get rid of her fetus because it's killing her. This is just an uncomfortable movie with how they show Bella slowly get sicker because this vampire fetus is sucking the life out of her.Everybody just wants this fetus dead. I mean they really do use words like "that thing", "bloodsucker" and "demon" when describing a fetus. I don't see how anyone can defend such a mean spirited message. They call the fetus "it" over and over. This film is just depressing with how bitter everyone is. It just gets worse as time goes on. I am so glad this is the last "Twilight" movie I'll ever watch in my life. Apparently, there has somehow never been a vampire that's gotten a human pregnant before. During sex, Edward is literally destroying the beds and giving Bella bruises, which she's mostly okay with.The Rifftrax had tons of great stuff and I especially like, "Oh honey, everyone's gone! Our unholy marriage must have triggered the rapture!". I also loved when they referred to Jacob and said, "Hi, runner up!". I got a chuckle out of, "I drink your bloodshake!" too. Okay, did they really have to make a joke about bronies? I mean, I'm glad they acknowledge them, but don't say anything bad about us. I think this is the first time I've heard them riff through the credits, although they do stop at some point. Anywho, this is a trashy movie no one should watch. *
SnoopyStyle Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edwards (Robert Pattinson) get married gathering the disparate parts of their lives together. Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is not happy. On their honeymoon, Bella gets pregnant which is impossible. The baby grows abnormally fast and the wolf pack fears it as a threat.This is basically fan service. Of course, nobody has any reasons to watch this other than fans of the franchise. The first half hour is the wedding and it's not anything other than a few soap opera highlights. The second half hour is the honeymoon most notable for breaking the bed. When Bella gets pregnant, it becomes fully a soap opera. The baby is a little creepy like 'Rosemary's Baby'. This installment feels like it's mostly setting up for a big finale.
Davis P This film was definitely the worst in the franchise, and I do realize that this film was needed In order to set the stage for Breaking Dawn Part 2, but still this film was very dull and really dragged along. The beginning of the movie was fine, but as it went on, it really started to drag, and I was getting bored, and was just begging for something to happen. The big honeymoon scene was well done, not too graphic, but it still showed the romance between Bella and Edward. I did enjoy the honeymoon part of the movie. Later on, is where the problem started, the film really failed to keep the viewers attention, which was disappointing. 3/10 for breaking dawn part 1