The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

Well it’s been a good few months since we said our goodbyes to one of the greatest franchises in the last decade. And so with Harry Potter’s exit comes The Twilight Saga’s resurface. And with it, the ever annoying ‘Twi-Hards’. Yet with all it’s turn offs (Taylor Lautner’s shirt absence in the first 10 seconds of the film, Kristen Stewart’s incredibly unimpressive acting skills etc) the film is still bearable.

As we begin we’re thrown right into the much anticipated wedding of Bella and her Undead darling Edward and then thrust headfirst into the honeymoon period with Bella acting like some horny teenager before we come to the third and final act. The demon baby conception. An act which unfortunately doesn’t end in an ‘Alien’ type birthing scene (Is it just me who would’ve loved to have seen Bella’s demon foetus exploding out of her womb a la the infamous John Hurt scene in Alien?). But the birth is just as equally disturbing.

As Bella’s safety is threatened by the miracle of life possibly killing her in the process it moves from a sort of soap opera drama to a FANTASY soap opera drama. Still it’s hard to put a genre to this addition in the franchise. There’s a bit of comedy, a LOT of romance and a bit of chick flick all mashed together. In all honesty it didn’t feel like a Twilight film at all. Maybe it’s because we’ve had such a long time between this and Eclipse that I’ve somehow forgotten what it was I hated about the series but I must admit I enjoyed it. It wasn’t half as bad as I was expecting it to be.



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