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Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1: Review

Sunday, 20 November 2011 Leave a Comment

It's been a long time since I've blogged about Twilight but this weekend saw the release of the fourth film in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.


Breaking Dawn is the final book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga and sees the end to the unusual love triangle between wolf,  human and vampire.


The film opens with an angry, shirtless Jacob running away after receiving an invite to the wedding of Edward and Bella. Any film that opens with shirtless men is OK by me.

The wedding scene is right at the beginning of the movie, Bella and Edward get married and hot (and cold) foot it off to the Isle of Esme to get down with their bad married selves. Now that they are married Edward is no longer bound by his goal to protect Bella's virtue. Cue hot steamy vamp sex. I was most disappointed at the lack of pillow biting during the Breaking Dawn sex scene but they did manage to destroy the bed, so high five for that!

Pretty soon after they get it on, Bella finds out she's pregnant. I'm not sure how Edward is still fertile after 100+ years of being dead, but somehow he managed it. So Bella finds herself carrying a half human, half vampire, baby which is basically destroying her from the inside out.

If you've read Breaking Dawn then you know how gross the birth scene was in the book, so lets just say i wasn't looking forward to seeing Edward chew his way through Bella's abdomen to release the baby bloodsucker. However with some nifty camera work and a healthy splattering of fake blood the filmmakers made it palatable (forgive the pun,) for their younger audiences.

And baby Renesmee is born.

Now there's one thing about Breaking Dawn that disturbs me a little. Upon seeing baby Renesmee, Jacob, who only moments before was head over heels with Bella, imprints on the baby. Now if you don't know what imprinting is, it's basically wolf speak for i love you. So Jacob falls in love with baby Renesmee (kind of gross) and will now presumably wait for her to grow up so they can be together ewwww!

Breaking Dawn ends with a newborn vampire Bella opening her eyes to reveal her blood red irises. This is when most people started leaving the cinema. Don't. After a few credits another clip showing the Volturi is shown as a little hint of what's to come in Breaking Dawn Part 2. I've heard a few people say that they were disappointed in the ending but i think it was perfect. If they'd have ended it during the birth, it would have felt sloppy, but ending on a shot of Bella as a vampire sets up Part 2 of Breaking Dawn perfectly.

Breaking Dawn in my opinion, was closer to the book than the previous movies have been. The wedding scene is beautiful and I'm glad they finally stopped uglifying Bella and gave the girl some makeup. Edward looks smoking hot throughout, which is no surprise and the choice of music is good. All in all, being a fan of the series anyway, i loved it and I'm excited to see how they portray a stronger, fiercer and more confident Bella, as a vampire in Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Have you seen the movie yet? What do you think of Jacob imprinting on a baby?

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  • J.Ashley said:  

    i saw breaking dawn on monday, i didn't stay to see the volturi and what was next to come, but i did love the wedding scene


  • Anonymous said:  

    I think if you actually read the book you would know that imprinting is not I love you at this time because renesme is a baby. Jacob wants to protect her and loves her as a nanny older brother figure until she grows old enough to know what love is and it is appropriate that is what imprinting is if you don't know that you should not write reviews that make books seem full of perverts

  • Alice X said:  

    I have read the books (I mention this in the post) and I'm a big fan of them. I understand that the imprinting is more of a protective bond at this stage but it is for life and when Renesme grows up they will inevitably become an item. However I still find it a strange concept. I personally didn't like this aspect of the book, it's just my personal view. Thanks for commenting.

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