The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy


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The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.


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6 December 2011 | Jackpollins
Forever is only the beginning..ain't that the truth?
Roger Ebert, one of the most widely beloved film critics once had a quote about the infamous Larry Bishop gangster spoof Mad Dog Time. That quote went "''Mad Dog Time'' is the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same length of time." That's how I ultimately feel about The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1. It is a terrible film that, despite its best efforts, turns into a big pile of nothingness. What did the filmmakers want to accomplish here? Well, there are a couple thing such as money, cabbage, and oh yeah, dough. This film was made on the assumption that millions of teenage girls are going to throw down their allowance to go see it. As I went to a public theater to see this and not an advanced screening, their assumptions was right. I was the only male in the theater. No boyfriends, husbands, males by themselves, ETC. May I also mention that there was a very limited range of females under 16 in the theater. Seriously, who thinks of this crap? This film can be summed up in a simple, short explanation-it's a soap opera made for young women instead of middle aged women. I'm not trying to sound sexist or derogatory but this is the way the world works..movies are made specifically for teenage girls to throw their allowance down. Unfortunately, this one, like most of them is petrifying to watch.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one of the chess scenes when Edward knocks over on of Bella's chess pieces he put his chess piece in the wrong spot on the chess board.


Quotes

Bella Swan: Childhood is not from birth to a certain age. And at a certain age, the child is grown and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.


Goofs

Emmett states that none of them has fed in weeks, but he has gold eyes when they are supposed to be black if it's been a while since he fed.


Crazy Credits

Shortly after the credits roll there is an additional scene.


Alternate Versions

Extended cut adds the following 7 minutes of footage:

  • The opening titles are now shown in blue instead of red.
  • Alternate opening: At the Volturi headquarters, Valentina, a human, hands the Edward and Bella's wedding invitation card to Aro. Caius comments that the invitation as the Cullen's style of declaring of Bella's forthcoming "embrace" as a vampire and a way of mocking the Volturi for their delays. While the three leave the room, Aro's servants disposed Valentina along with the pile of dead humans.
  • Esme Island: Edward makes breakfast for Bella. She comments about being hungry and they talk about her upcoming "turning". They kiss again just before the housekeepers arrive on boat.
  • Esme asks Rosalie to prepare some food for Jacob while watching over a sick Bella. Jacob at first declines but Esme insisted Rosalie to do so. She comes back with a hot dog on a dog bowl. Jacob takes a bit and then throws the bowl at Rosalie much to Emmet and Edward's laughter. Unimpressed, Rosalie simply leaves the room.
  • Alice joins Jacob at the balcony saying that standing next to him is like closing her eyes. Jacob could only say that he's glad to help.
  • Because Jacob has imprinted with Renesmee, Edward breaks Jacob's arm and throws him at a wall to keep him away from fighting the other werewolves. He later resets his arm.


Soundtracks

Like A Drug
Written by
Rich Archer (as Richard Archer)
Performed by Hard-Fi
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd
by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Romance | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

18 November 2011

Language

English, Portuguese


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$138,122,261 20 November 2011

Gross USA:

$281,287,133

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$712,205,856

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