Movie Diva Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Friday, November 18th 2011, 3:26 pm
By: News 9

I am new to the Twilight craze. I haven't seen any of the movies and I haven't read any of the books, but for some reason I decided hop on the bandwagon for the fourth installment in the movie series.

I jumped right into the madness by attending a midnight premier of "Breaking Dawn – Part 1" at the Warren Theatre in Moore with some friends. If I lacked enthusiasm (it was midnight and I had to work the next day!), the hundreds of "Twi-hards" who packed three theaters certainly made up for it. There were tears when human Bella wed vampire Edward (played by Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson) finally wed. There were many wolf whistles when Jacob (well-muscled Taylor Lautner) took off his shirt. And there was so much romantic sighing when Bella and Edward finally consummated their love that it felt as if a strong breeze was blowing through the theater.

My friends, who are avid fans of the series, loved this movie. They gave it two very enthusiastic thumbs up, and five stars all the way. I, not being quite as enamored of the vampire love story, cannot be as forgiving of some of the movies flaws.

I love romance and the wedding scene was lovely. I want to know who designed Bella's wedding dress because if by some miracle I am ever Kristen Stewart's size, I want to wear it. There were also some great fight scenes and dramatic moments in the film, but there were also too many long, boring, action-less scenes.

In the first half of the movie, we're basically waiting for Bella and Edward to get horizontal. Once they do that, we're waiting for Bella to finally have this "miracle" child. Between those moments there's really not much happening. There's a lot of talking and a lot of pained, anxious looks, but not much else.

I realize nothing I say is going to keep fans from flocking to this movie. It's going to be a blockbuster. I'm just saying there will be plenty of opportunities for bathroom breaks during this flick because if you leave the theater for a few scenes, you won't miss a thing.

A parent asked me if she should take her 10-year-old daughter to the movie because of the much-anticipated sex scene between Bella and Edward. The love scene, in my non-parental opinion, is really not that bad and it's certainly not graphic. To me, the scenes showing an emaciated Bella and the violent birth of her baby are probably something children shouldn't see. Parents will have to decide for themselves if their children can handle it.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is rated PG-13. I give it three stars out of five.

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