The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) – Movie Review

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is the first part of the final installment of The Twilight Saga film series with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner all reprising their roles.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn"
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn"

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn also known as Breaking Dawn focuses mainly on Bella Swan’s (Kristen Stewart) marriage to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). While the wedding is grand and lavish, it is easily overdone. Ensuing the wedding, the couple then spends their honeymoon on Isle Esme in Brazil. Bella and Edward have sex and before long, Bella finds out she is pregnant.

When Sam Uley (Chaske Spencer), the Alpha of the werewolf pack learns of Bella’s pregnancy, he plans to kill Bella along with the unborn baby. Despite that, Sam and the other werewolves have no balls to launch an attack.

Eventually, Bella becomes too weak as the unborn baby overpowers her, taking all the nutrition from her body and becomes the main cause of Bella’s death.

To summarize it, first part of Breaking Dawn is all about the wedding, honeymoon, pregnancy and birth of a vampire baby and is literally boring.

In the end of part one, as expected, Bella heals, wakes up with red eyes depicting she has turned into a vampire.

Overall, Breaking Dawn Part 1 has weak storyline, full of drama and corniness and completely toothless. Certainly one of the worst, if not the worst Twilight film to date.

  • 5 out of 10
  • Breaking Dawn Part 1 is melodramatic and toothless with little to no action. Watch it if you love soap opera.
  • Yes. The Volturi clan learns of Bella’s newborn baby and when Aro (Michael Sheen) says the Cullens still have something he wants, he could possibly mean Renesmee.

Exclusive Breaking Dawn Trailer From MTV Movie Awards

MTV Movie Awards showcased a few exclusive trailers and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1" is one of them. In this trailer, Bella Swan is seen getting married to Edward and later has a baby bump!

Twilight Dominates 2011 MTV Movie Awards

2011 MTV Movie Awards was completely dominated by "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and a disappointing night for Emma Watson and "Inception".

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Twilight’s Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" swept away "Best Movie", "Best Female Performance" (Kristen Stewart), "Best Male Performance" (Robert Pattinson), "Best Kiss" (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson), "Best Fight" (Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel) while Kick-Ass’ Chloë Grace Moretz won "Best Breakout Star" and "Biggest Badass Star" is the only other winner with more than one prize. Inception’s Ellen Page managed to grab "Best Scared-As-Sh*t Performance".

Apparently, the highlight of the awards was not the domination by Twilight but Justin Timberlake’s groping Mila Kunis’ boobs.