The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 gave critics and Twi-fans an intense romance as it came out last November 18th 2011. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is the first installation to a two part series of Stephanie Meyer’s final book. The last films namely: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse garnered mixed reviews from fans as well as critics. So how did The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 fare? Just like the previous installments, critics had something to say about this vampire story in our current time. Here’s a recap on what top critics had to say about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.
Sara Stewart’s opinion on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1:
“But it all goes wrong just when it should go right: Bella and Edward’s long, long, long-awaited honeymoon sex scene is the most anticlimactic deflowering since Jennifer Jason Leigh’s in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (an old-timer’s movie, kids!) One shot of Pattinson’s muscular arms snapping the headboard in two, and it’s the next morning at their Brazilian island villa. Bella doesn’t even get a chance to enjoy the afterglow, as Edward’s already telling her how sorry he is to have roughed her up. “I’m not,” she says, in an uncharacteristic display of not agreeing with everything he says. “Don’t ruin this for me.”
Too late! Because .?.?. she’s late.
Then everything’s all soap-operatic close-ups and weirdly political hand-wringing. “We’ll get that thing out,” Edward vows, while Bella clutches her already-bulging stomach protectively.”
You can read the full review at New York Post
Peter Howell, a top movie critic seemed to be unimpressed as well with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. Here’s a short quote from this movie critic:
“There are more bubbles than blood as Bella Swan finally gets her (dead) man in part one of Breaking Dawn, the conclusion of the Twilight teen vampire franchise.
Melodrama reigns in this supernatural soap opera, even though author Stephanie Meyer’s tale takes a decided turn toward the weird and violent.
After three films in which Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire beau Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) exchanged little more than smouldering looks, they finally get on the good foot to do the bad thing — which not only literally wrecks the marital bed, but results in a monstrous pregnancy that could kill the human (for now) Bella.”
You can read the complete review at Toronto.com
Despite the not so good reviews there are still some movie critics who gave The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 a thumbs up.
Here’s a short review from Bruce Diones:
“This penultimate “Twilight” film is the best in the series so far. It’s languorous, romantic, moody, and, in the end, horrifying. The long-awaited wedding of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) is finally here, and it’s a beautiful set piece, all longing glances and tension. The marriage of a girl to a vampire who’s terrified that his love will tear her apart is appropriately suspenseful (Bella has a startling vision of a large wedding cake covered in bloody corpses).”
You can read the complete review at The New Yorker
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