The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

2011

Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 24%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 198310

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Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Anna Kendrick as Jessica
Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle Cullen
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Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 2 / 10

As bad as it gets

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. *

Reviewed by SquigglyCrunch 3 / 10

Some Good Ideas, but Still Awful

Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 follows Bella and Edward as they get married and embark on their honeymoon, only to find new trouble has occurred.

There were a handful of parts of this movie that I liked. When characters became unhealthy, they looked unhealthy. They actually looked really good in this particular instance. Otherwise there were a couple ideas that I thought were, although poorly explained at times, pretty cool and unpredictable.

Other than that, this movie suffers in almost every way the previous ones did. As per usual, we get some terrible performances from our three main leads. I don't know if I'm getting used to them or what, but I don't mind their acting as much anymore. Except Taylor Lautner, he still sucks big-time. Kristen Stewart was alright though. I think. She wasn't as annoyingly bad at acting as she was in the previous movies at least. Robert Pattinson is still better, but not by much. There was one performance that really stood out to me, however, and that was the one committed by Booboo Stewart. This was seriously one of the worst performances I've ever seen. He reminded me of Kristen Stewart's worst moments from the first movie, but it was all the time. He delivered these extremely cliché and overused lines with as much personality as a dying boulder. Try to imagine that.

I can't tell if the writing still sucks or if I'm used to it, but I think it's gotten better. Not much better, as proved by the lines written for Booboo Stewart's character, but it wasn't so unbearably or hilariously awful as it was previous.

The special effects still suck. The wolves themselves look like garbage. And then there was a baby made with CGI for some reason. I remembered hearing about that, but I could not have prepared myself for that. It looked hilariously fake. I loved it. It was probably the best part of the movie.

One thing in particular that really confuses me is the fact that everyone keeps saying that if a vampire were to engage in sexual intercourse with a human that it'd be dangerous, and yet I don't recall anyone ever stating why or how, or even stating that until someone just started saying it like everyone already knew it. A handful of other things were poorly or never explained at all, but this was the biggest thing.

And the make-up. Normally I wouldn't look at this, but the Cullens were super pale in all the previous movies and now they aren't. They're still pale, but not nearly as pale as before. They actually look human. In the previous movies it was hard to care for these characters because they didn't look real, and in turn they fit the exaggerated character stereotypes that they embodied. Now they look human, yet still maintain these personalities, which makes it hard to take them seriously as characters in a serious movie. They fit better in a Japanese anime than a live-action supposedly serious American movie like this one. Furthermore, the first three movies spent time developing characters that didn't feel or look like people, so in my mind that's exactly what they weren't. And now they're being treated like well-developed characters and it just doesn't work. The sudden shift doesn't make any real sense within the story, but I guess that's what you get with a new director for every movie.

Overall Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has some good ideas, but it fails on every level the ones before it did. It's like a turd with ice cream on the other side of it. There's some good stuff, but you have to push through the crap to get to it. It's good for a Twilight movie, but that doesn't mean that it's actually good. In the end I wouldn't recommend this movie.

Reviewed by Nikita Wannenburgh 7 / 10

Above all, an enchanting romantic film

I was very impressed with its film. If you watch it without reading the book, then it will probably seem confusing and weird, but if you know all the vampire-werewolf history, etc, then you have a much higher chance at enjoying it :)

Overall, it was utterly romantic and emotionally heart-wrenching. It captured Edward and Bella's love in an enchanting fairytale way and delivered just the right amount of horror and pain at the unforgettable climax. Above all, it gave us gorgeous romance and raised the emotional stakes while delivering all the feels. I loved it.

Obviously, it had both pros and cons, but here's a rundown of what I thought:

Pros: - It was visually lovely, and the cinematography and soundtrack were both great. - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart seriously topped their games. Their chemistry was brilliantly on point, their acting held up a lot better than their efforts in the previous films, and despite the fact that they have always had solid chemistry, their connection in this film was hugely deepened and incredibly emotional; as well as beautifully romantic. I was literally swaying as I watched the honeymoon scenes; their interactions were beautiful, and their chemistry was simply enchanting. - Not surprisingly, Billy Burke and Anna Kendrick were as brilliant and comically refreshing as ever. They only got a few minutes of screen time each, but once again, they proved to me that they are two of the best things about this franchise. They delivered some of the best lines with delightful and refreshing charisma. - In contrast, the whole Cullen family got a nice load of screen time and lines in Breaking Dawn. Admittedly, Elizabeth Reaser and Nikki Reed – who portray Esme and Rosalie respectfully – were above the others in acting ability, but all the same I love the Cullens and it was nice to see all of them so much more.

Cons: - After three Twilight films, I think we've established that Bella is a weak damsel instead of a role-model-worthy heroine. She was still an idiot in Breaking Dawn; emphasis on the fact that she WANTS TO BIRTH A VAMPIRIC MONSTER. - Taylor Lautner was awful. Just terrible and completely fake. He gets worse with every film, and either he's overacting with too much ego or ripping his shirt off to please the female audience (which he did do in the first few minutes of this film, by the way). He acted with the ego piled on doubly thick and was just plain pathetic. - The action scenes were vague, muddy and very badly choreographed. The werewolf-vs.-vampire fight scene at the end was a perfect example of that. Unlike Eclipse's fantastic climactic fight, the action scenes in Breaking Dawn were totally devoid of real excitement and entertainment. - The whole film was a lot slower than the others. It lacked real tension and had the tendency to drag. While Edward and Bella's scenes gave Breaking Dawn the emotional throb it needed and were additionally and gorgeously romantic, any other scenes lacked that connection and fell short.

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