New In Theaters Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

This past weekend, brought us the first part of the final chapter in the Twilight series. It was also one of the most anticipated wedding scenes in movie history as Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) finally had her big wedding to her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Patterson). Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is still very much against the whole union of the two lovers, and vows to kill Edward if anything should happen to Bella once he finds out that she will not be turned into a vampire till after the honeymoon. He knows that it is very dangerous for the two of them to want to have a normal honeymoon, as Edward could possibly kill Bella if he loses control of himself during their intercourse. The movie then focuses on the couples honeymoon and the unexpected pregnancy of Bella. Being that a vampire impregnating a human is very rare in the world of blood suckers, Edward is totally against Bella going on with the pregnancy, as it will surely kill her. This pregnancy also upsets Jacob, as he feels that Bella will surely die trying to give birth to a vampire child. Jacob’s clan of werewolves also feel that the birth of this child would kill Bella and therefore would end the treaty between the two clans , because it would mean that a human would die because of the actions of one of the Cullen’s. So with Bella wanting to give birth to this child, which is growing in her stomach at an accelerated rate, both clans are patiently awaiting what will become of Bella if she goes ahead with this birth. The wolves surround the Cullen’s home and basically keep them at bay in their house till they know if they will have to attack the vampire clan for breaking the terms of their treaty. Jacob is torn between his affection for Bella and his vows to uphold the treaty between his people and the Cullen’s. Once the baby is born, an unforeseen occurrence happens when Jacob gets a look at the new born baby, which can possibly change everything that Jacob feels about vampires.

This movie was sure to be a huge event after the success of the first three chapters. With an opening weekend gross of over $139 million dollars at the box office, it lived up to the hype. I got into the Twilight movies after seeing the first one about a year after it had been in the movies. I didn’t think that this human, vampire, werewolf, love triangle premise would appeal to me, and I have to admit that I was wrong. Every since the first film, the following ones have gotten me more and more into the story, and I have actually become a fan of the movies. Besides the love aspect of the movies, they have also been very funny, intense, dramatic, and offer enough action for us people who aren’t excited by all the mushy parts. Yes, this chapter focuses a lot on the wedding and honeymoon of Bella and Edward, but it also has a lot more funny scenes this time around as well as intensifying the anticipation of what’s going to happen in the next and final chapter in the series.

I have not read the books, but people have told me that this next chapter is going to be an all out action packed battle between all the clans involved surrounding the couple’s relationship, and I can’t wait. These movies have been well written and directed and have definitely grabbed my attention from the first time I took an interest in the whole Twilight hysteria. I have nothing bad to say about this chapter as it was just as entertaining as the first three movies. It’s not action packed, but it does move rather smoothly and leaves you wanting for more by the end of the film. I’m sure that this upcoming weekend will make the franchise close to another $100 million or more at the box office as some people will go to see it again and others will take advantage of the long weekend to catch it for the first time. I give this movie 3 out of 4 stars. It hasn’t been a disappointment as of yet, and I am definitely looking forward to the next and final chapter in the story.

The movie runs 1 hour and 48 mins. It’s rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements. It was directed by Bill Condon. The film was written by Melissa Rosenberg from source material from the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. The movie was produced by Temple Hill Entertainment. It was distributed by Summit Entertainment.

It is said to never judge a book by its cover, and this franchise has proven that statement to be true – Ezo
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