The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

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Romance, sacrifice, pain and death are what you will find in the highly anticipated film, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. This movie begins with a wedding between Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and a vampire named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) with the guests being both vampire and human. (This wedding scene takes almost half an hour.) Bella’s father Charlie (Billy Burke) walks her down the isle without knowing she is about to marry a vampire and go on a honeymoon to an island off Rio De Janeiro. Here Belle and Edward hike, swim, play chess, and consummate their marriage. (You don’t really see anything during the big love scene except a broken bed and a torn up mattress.) Within a short time the couple realizes Bella is pregnant, so they rush her back home to find out what to do because Bella isn’t a vampire and shouldn’t have a vampire baby. (I know – it does sound a little ridiculous.) Bella becomes sick and emaciated because the baby is taking all of her nourishment and with its rapid growing rate it begins breaking Bella’s bones. When Bella’s werewolf friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) finds out she is pregnant, he is upset but not as angry as his werewolf pack who don’t like vampires – especially vampire babies. (Why does this sound worse then it really is?) Eventually the baby is born, if that is what you want to call it, with the help of Edward and Jacob while the werewolves run around outside trying to enter the house. This leads me to the obvious problem: the book by Stephenie Meyer which makes it hard to have a creditable script. The plot is just unbelievable and the story isn’t really engaging unless you are the target audience. Surprisingly – and I’m not the target audience – this film is pretty decent. Some of it is because of a bigger budget, more experience within the acting category but the main reason is the new director, Bill Condon. He keeps the story moving (except maybe the honeymoon), it’s not so melodramatic and he brings out the best in his cast. Especially Kristin Stewart, who actually has some good dialogue in this movie. (Okay, she couldn’t get much worse before they replaced her.) All of you Twilight fans make sure you stay for the credits because you will be treated to a sneak peak to Breaking Dawn, Part two. (Just send out a big thank you to your blind movie critic for that piece of information.) This is the best Twilight film so far and I’m giving it a B- rating.

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This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.