The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 finally hits screens. But is the
moment many of us have all been waiting for, the wedding of the century, worth
the wait? GL was lucky enough to catch the flick before it hit screens and
we’re giving you (SPOILER ALERT!) our review.
As we all know, Nov. 18, 2011 marks the beginning of the end
for the Twi-verse when
In true Twilight fashion, the film starts with rain…and a
shirtless Taylor Lautner seconds after the opening credits role. Unfortunately,
that’s about the only ab-age we see of the werewolf for the rest of the flick.
The first part of the movie focuses on the highly-anticipated Edward and Bella
wedding, which we admit, quite possibly might rival that of Will and Kate’s.
The decorations? Extravagant and whimsical. The toasts and
dancing? Hilarious. The nerves? So lifelike you feel just as anxious as Bella
before walking down that aisle, which, keeping to wedding tradition, is the
first time we see her actual dress in its entirety. Simple in the front, bold
‘n’ lacey in the back, the gown’s tailored to the character perfectly…including
her white kicks.
Fast forward to the long-awaited honeymoon sequence and
things are still charming. Keeping to PG-13 regulations, the much buzzed about
bedroom scenes leave much to the imagination, filled only with piecey close-ups
and minimal skin. But it’s enough to still make ya squirm if watching next to
And from there, the cheery colorfulness turns grey and the
rest of the flick is loaded with intense chaos. Well, the movie does cover a
wedding, honeymoon, pregnancy and birth all in 117 minutes. Bella soon learns
she is pregnant with Edward’s part-vampire child and it’s starting to kill her
from the inside out. Yes, there’s a ton of blood! But not as gore-ish as
portrayed in the book.
While intense, this flick has the least amount of action
(only one fight sequence) of any of the Saga movies thus far. And the special
effects tend to be more humorous than believable. But you still walk away from Breaking
Dawn – Part 1 with everything you want to see: The powerful love Edward and
Bella have for one another, snarky one-liners from Jacob, answers to how
director Bill Condon was able to remain loyal to the book but in a tactful way,
and an jolting final shot more intense than any of the other endings that will
make you wish November 16, 2012 was that much closer.
Be sure to check out The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
– Part 1 when it
lands in theaters tomorrow. Then come back and let us know your thoughts.
BY PATRICIA MCNAMARA ON 11/17/2011 12:54:00 PM
POSTED IN Twilight, Breaking Dawn, movie reviews