The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

2011 "Forever is just the beginning"
4.9| 1h57m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 16 November 2011 Released
Producted By: Summit Entertainment
Country: United States of America
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The new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.

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BoardChiri Bad Acting and worse Bad Screenplay
filippaberry84 I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
Griff Lees Very good movie overall, highly recommended. Most of the negative reviews don't have any merit and are all pollitically based. Give this movie a chance at least, and it might give you a different perspective.
Logan By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
JokerMichel I said it many times before , I didn't like the whole twillight saga and this movie is no exception at all A lot of things are wrong with the script , the story felt like everything is messed up, nothing was logical or serious enough to get my attention
joshuadrake-91275 --WARNING! This review contains spoilers, if you haven't seen this film, you may want to before reading this review!-- Well, I have reviewed the first three films in the five-film TWILIGHT franchise, now it's time to continue with THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN. Before you read this review, I recommend you watch the first part of BREAKING DAWN before you read this review.Now, let's get started.PLOT THEATRICAL VERSION The first part follows the first half of the last book nicely: It follows Bella and Edward as they get married, have their honeymoon, until they learn that Bella has became pregnant. They return back to Forks and this causes conflict between Jacob Black and Edward Cullen, but they eventually work together to protect her because the wolf pack leader Sam, is against the baby and fearing that every human will be in danger, they try to destroy it.Bella soon has the baby and names it Renesmee, but she dies soon after. Jacob gets all emotional and attempts to kill the baby, but he imprints on the child instead and tells Edward that he won't kill him.This leads into a big and intense fight between the Cullens, Jacob and the other werewolves, in which Jacob responds to Sam, "Stop! It's over! If you kill her, you kill me!".Edward waits until she dies to change Bella into a vampire, in which she turns into a vampire the next day before the film ends.In a post-credits scene, The Volturi and their leader Aro receives a letter from Carlisle saying that Bella and Renesmee has joined their family, in which replies, "They have something that I want".The extended version opens a little different than it does in the original theatrical version of the film. It opens with an invitation being sent by Carlisle to Aro and the Volturi about Bella and Edward's wedding, in which he kills a girl in his crew. The rest of the film follows the plot as the original version, but with a few new things.I'm not gonna say I hate "BREAKING DAWN - PART ONE", but I will say the theatrical version was too short, but the extended version feels like it's 124 minutes long and that's a good thing because I thought that the original version was way too short and it did not focus on the story a lot more.The extended cut really does give you more story, more character development and an alternate opening that was cut out in fear of an R rating.One thing that was really cool to see that me and my sister LeeAnn did not see in NEW MOON and ECLIPSE was hearing the werewolves including Leah, Seth, Sam and Jacob talk and when Sam and Jacob argue, he says "I will not kill Bella! I AM THE GRANDSON OF EPHRAIM BLACK! I AM THE GRANDSON OF A CHEAP! I WAS NOT BORN TO FOLLOW YOU OR ANYONE ELSE!".On top of that, we get to the one thing that almost threw me off and this was the birthing scene. Eventually, the birthing scene had a lot of controversy over because this was the most graphic thing in the book and this is why a lot of fans worried that the film was going to get an R rating, instead of the PG-13 rating, but they managed to show the whole pregnancy scene in the film from Bella's point-of-view. The film did actually get it's PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.Now, I get to the story. Out of all of the Twilight movies, BREAKING DAWN's two-part story is the most easiest to follow, but it is also the most emotional and darkest one in the series because the book is so dark and mature. I don't blame this story, but I think it's a very good thing to follow the story because if BREAKING DAWN was not into two parts and was released as a four to five hour long movie, me and my sister LeeAnn, who is a big Twilight and Vampire Diaries fan, would have fallen asleep because the film would have been too long, but as a movie presented in 2 parts, it is interesting and fantastic.The musical score composed by Carter Burwell is emotionally powerful and memorable and the songs in the movie are really cool to listen to. The only two songs in this film that I like is "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri and "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars and I did saw the video. It is fantastic.Like I said in the first three reviews of TWILIGHT, the main cast is really phenomenal. The only new introduction in this film was Mackenzie Foy as Renesmee, who would later play in the 2014 film directed by Christopher Nolan, INTERSTELLAR.Overall, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 does get a little out-of-hand in some areas in the original version, the extended version gets a lot of stuff right and improves on everything from ECLIPSE and the first film.THEATRICAL / EXTENDED VERSION RATINGS: Because of the short run time and some of the good parts cut out, I'm giving the original version of BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 a 3.9 out of 10 stars.The extended cut was a lot more great in terms of story, character development, music and pacing, so I will give the extended version of BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 a perfect score of 10 out of 10 stars.
SnoopyStyle Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edwards (Robert Pattinson) get married gathering the disparate parts of their lives together. Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is not happy. On their honeymoon, Bella gets pregnant which is impossible. The baby grows abnormally fast and the wolf pack fears it as a threat.This is basically fan service. Of course, nobody has any reasons to watch this other than fans of the franchise. The first half hour is the wedding and it's not anything other than a few soap opera highlights. The second half hour is the honeymoon most notable for breaking the bed. When Bella gets pregnant, it becomes fully a soap opera. The baby is a little creepy like 'Rosemary's Baby'. This installment feels like it's mostly setting up for a big finale.
pinbackwiggly IMDb told me to write a review, so here it goes.Breaking Dawn Part 1 was a filler movie if I ever saw one. It brought back all the original minor characters for a brief and often pointless interaction with their more important brethren. It then spent an hour painfully trying to demonstrate vampire sex to tweens. They then leave us with a cliffhanger requiring everyone pay another $12 at the movies to see how the first part ends. If this movie did not already have a following from the previous blah titles in the series, no one would have watched it. Perhaps I will tune in when they remake this movie in 50 years, because this one was so bad the remake would have to be better.