‘Twilight’ bombs

By Kelsey Alvino
December 6, 2011

Seeing the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” I was not expecting to be blown away by amazing acting.

I am not a “Twilight” fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I was hoping this one would not be a waste of time like the previous three. The audience first sees Bella’s marriage and honeymoon with Edward, which they spend on a private island, called Isle Esme, off the coast of Brazil.

Two weeks into their honeymoon, Bella realizes that she is pregnant with a half-vampire, half-human child and that her condition is progressing at an accelerated rate. After contacting Carlisle, who confirms her pregnancy, she and Edward immediately return home to Forks, Washington. Edward, concerned for Bella’s life, is certain that the fetus is a demon.

As it continues to develop with unnatural speed, Edward urges her to kill the baby. However, Bella feels a connection with her unborn baby and refuses. It was a painful and agonizing experience that makes me appreciate that it’s almost over.

“Breaking Dawn Part 1” went to an entirely new level of ridiculous. If the movie didn’t at least have a good sense of humor, I would have been totally bored to tears. Points in the film that have nothing to do with the book: the wedding speeches and entertaining, snarky remarks said by wedding guests.

The acting from Kristen Stewart improved a bit, which made her character slightly more tolerable; although her constant whining about her half-human, half-vampire baby was a bit redundant. Taylor Lautner’s performance is as bad as it could ever get. His character that turns into a werewolf made for the worst scene of the entire movie, where essentially five dogs were talking to each other.

Considering how much money these movies have earned, I’m still stunned at how badly they are made. The special effects are unprofessional and laughable. Then comes the final 15 minutes which are totally disturbing, to the point of almost making me ill. So it will probably leave a 12-year-old in total shock. Overall if you are not a “Twilight” fan, skip the movie because the quality of the film is not worth your $10. If you are a devoted follower of the series, you will probably love the film, despite the acting.

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