By Kate Rodger
By far the weirdest of the books, Breaking Dawn is split in two films for movie audiences. This is part one and delivers fans the highly anticipated wedding of their hero and heroine, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
Most of the boxes are ticked: Jacob gets his shirt off in the opening 15 seconds, the happy couple gets hitched and finally get to consummate their love, with its rather disastrous consequences.
There seems to be a few changes of allegiances going on between vampire and werewolf along with the continuingly bizarre love triangle of Edward, Jacob and Bella.
Cinematically this series has been patchy at best with each film delivered by a different director.
Kicking off quite strongly with Catherine Hardwicke's broody Twilight, it’s been downhill ever since, with this by far the weakest and most ludicrous of the lot... until we get to part two anyway.
Twilight fans, I know you couldn’t give a flying vampire about what I or any other reviewer has to say - you're going to go anyway and I get that. For non-fans there is no reason on planet earth to endure this insipid and uninspired mess, bar the occasional unintentional giggle.
Twihards? I just think you deserve better than this, I really do.
One and a half stars.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One
:: Director: Bill Condon
:: Starring: Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, Jackson Rathbone
:: Running Time: 117 mins
:: Rating: M - contains violence & sex scenes
:: Release Date: November 17, 2011
:: Trailer: Click here
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