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Every beginning has an end. This is something that is said for the most epic of finales. For the stories that have kept you interested for years finally reaching its conclusion This is not one of those stories. This is none other than the “global phenomenon” that is “Twilight”. For close to four years, “Twilight” has been the film series that has been one big conundrum after another. Now at long last, “The Twilight Saga” is coming to an end, and by end I mean the first part of the end. Is “Breaking Dawn Part 1” redeemable or is “Twilight” just digging itself a deeper hole? Find out in this review of the first part of the “epic” love story that is the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”.
The story is about Bella and Edward finally getting married, going on their honeymoon which leads to unlikely pregnancy that causes a mass conflict between vampires and werewolves; and that’s about it. The plot has absolutely no build up what so ever and has enough padding to sink a boat so deep into the water that it actually is now stuck in the center of the earth. It really is surprising how a story that is supposed to be important turns out to be as irrelevant as you could possibly make something.
I suppose this is the part where I should talk about characters and acting; but what is there to really talk about? The main characters are as boring and uninteresting as they have been in the first one. The only saving factor is the supporting cast, but even that is underplayed. Twilight has been keeping one dimensional character development strong since 2008.
The film accomplishes two things: unnecessary montages and irrelevant pop songs. I have never seen so many pop songs in one movie nor have I seen some of the worst montages ever to grace the silver screen. I wish to say there other things that stand out, but no, sadly not.
Words can barely describe how frustratingly painful this film is. There are moments that could be considered tolerable; but at the end of the day, the story and characters bring any positives. The fact remains that even thought this is suppose to the first half of the finale; nothing is truly accomplished. If Diehard Twilight fans may enjoy it; however if you are not in that demographic, then try to avoid this film if all possible. We will reconvene this review in year with part 2.