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Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Review

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

clip_image002Reviewed by Rachel Geeson

Score: 4/5

Attending the midnight showing of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”, the screen was packed with over 100 people waiting for the next film in the Twilight Saga to start. The audience filled the cinema with an excited and eager atmosphere waiting for the film to start. The film itself lived up to its expectations. It was filled with happiness, sadness, anger and comedy.

In “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1” the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Isle Esme for their honeymoon, where they finally their take physical attraction to the next stage and later on their romantic getaway, Bella discovers she is pregnant.

clip_image004The ceremony itself was beautiful with Alice’s lovely decorating skills and Bella in her stunning dress that was slowly shown to the audience in small camera shots. There were quite a few sweet sentimental scenes before, during and after the wedding ceremony, involving Bella, her dad, Charlie and her mum Renée. As Bella is getting ready for the wedding, the parents come in and a present family heirloom to her, which makes her feel sad when her mum says that she can pass it down to her daughter. There was also a short scene when Charlie was about to walk Bella down the aisle and she said “Don’t let me fall, dad”, and like any loving father he reassured her. Their relationship during the film is tested as they only communicate through phone calls and he is becoming suspicious of what’s wrong with her.

One of the funniest scenes in the film was when some of the guests give their wedding speeches. Emmett starts it off by welcoming his sister-in-law to the family, and making a sly comment about Bella not getting any more sleep now she’s married. The next person to toast to Bella is her dad who comes over as a protective dad mentioning that he’s a cop, knows how to use a gun and can hunt well. Following him is Jessica, Bella’s old school friend, who shows her jealous side towards Edward falling for Bella. Then Renée sings a lullaby to the happy couple which makes the audience in the cinema laugh. Esme is the second last to talk and says her congratulations. Finally its Edwards turn, who describes Bella as a soul mate to him.

There are two scenes of drama at the wedding. The first is when Irina (one of the Cullen’s cousins) sees Seth Clearwater, a young werewolf, and gets distressed as his pack killed her lover Laurent. The other dramatic scene that took place was an argument between Bella and Jacob involving her honeymoon plans.

clip_image006Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner began the film off by running out of his house into the rain, raged by seeing the wedding invitation. He goes through some hard times during the film involving the Cullen family and the werewolf pack. However by the end there is a massive shock for the audience that causes a big impact to the relationship between the werewolves and the vampires.

Edward and Jacob once again are strong minded and caring over Bella, especially during this film as her life is put in danger. The characters are definitely popular with the female members of the audience as once they appeared on screen there were admiring sighs from the audience.

If you haven’t read the books your love it and if you have read the books you will appreciate and love it as well. I highly recommend that you see this film.

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