The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: movie review
Even fans may be let down by the newest 'Twilight' installment.
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And you thought maybe you were going to get the whole â€śTwilightâ€ť finale in one big package? â€śThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn â€“ Part 1â€ť is here to tell you otherwise. For those of us who are not â€śTwilightâ€ť fanatics, or even fans, or could not care somewhat less than less, the arrival of â€śPart 1â€ť is not cause for trumpets blaring. But I would imagine that even those who line up for this film will be somewhat let down, if only because itâ€™s clear that most of the juicy stuff will arrive in Part 2 â€“ which wonâ€™t be released until next November.
"Part 1" has Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) marrying pasty-faced vampire hunk Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and forgoing abstinence. Result: A fetal vampire takes up residence in her womb. This greatly displeases Bellaâ€™s second-string hearthrob, the wolfish Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). For the most part, director Bill Condon and his screenwriter, Melissa Rosenberg, working off the Stephenie Meyer mega-bestseller, skimp on the vampires versus wolves smackdowns in favor of a kinder, gentler luridness. â€śPart 1â€ť is going for a â€śRosemaryâ€™s Babyâ€ť vibe but without much wit or imagination. Once Bella gets pregnant, Condon keeps serving
up shots of blood, or something red at any rate, coursing violently through her innards. I guess he was also going for a â€śFantastic Voyageâ€ť vibe. Grade: C- (Rated PG-13 for for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements.)