117 Min | Adventure – Drama – Fantasy | November 2011
IMDB Rating: 4.9
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is a horrible film, and the worst one from the saga so far. To start with, this first episode of the fourth part introduces new elements only to leave them aside and waste their potential, and the story feels terribly boring. The supposed romance which should sustain this film feels absolutely bland and uninteresting. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson bring atrocious performances as the leading couple, while the rest of the cast seems to be there only in order to charge a paycheck.
The previous filmography from director Bill Condon includes two excellent films (Gods and Monsters and Kinsey), but it is obvious that he made The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 as a mercenary, because his work feels absolutely listless and lacking of any vision. I have to mention that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 offers some moments of involuntary humor. From the pathetic performances brought by Stewart and Pattinson to the weak special effects, there are some opportunities to laugh at the technical, histrionic and narrative blunders from this film. And in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, werewolves look totally fake, and they appear in one of the worst scenes, one of those which provoke an absolute embarrassment combined with the incredulity of knowing that someone considered that a good idea.
The soundtrack to this one is pretty nothing-y as well. And the music is pretty much constant. In this instance, I COULD hear what was being said, but the music playing all the time was still very annoying. Sometimes there’s a lot to be said for background silence or just natural sound instead of music. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is that good