Breaking Dawn - Part 1 follows the story of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) as they begin married life. They must deal with the consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon and the dangerous pregnancy with a half-vampire baby. Peace between the vampire coven and the wolves is disturbed when Bella's life is threatened by her pregnancy, which forces Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) to turn against his tribe to protect Bella, Edward, and the new addition to their family.
Movie theaters were swamped with numerous concourses of devoted fans as the Twilight Saga continues with the first part of the concluding movie, "Breaking Dawn." Perhaps some of the enthusiasts were pleased solely by Jacob's multiple shirtless appearances, but as far as literary correctness and suitable material goes, "Breaking Dawn" has disappointed.
"Breaking Dawn - Part 1" captures the highlights of the first half of Stephenie Meyer's fourth masterpiece, but was perhaps too vague in showing the emotion and meaning behind a lot of the necessary elements of such a dynamic story. The film, compacted into only two hours, was consequently rushed, jamming a very deep and complicated story line all too close together. The most meaningful and significant events of the plot were trodden over by large, abrupt twists in the story.
This film was questionably inappropriate for a PG-13 rating. Unnecessary amounts of gore stained many scenes of the film and frankly, grossed me out completely. While vampires and blood are a likely pair, certain elements of the story, including childbirth, can be left to the imagination.
The film's tame rating suppresses the fact that it displayed overt sexuality, which made even an eighteen year old cover her eyes. The honeymoon scene lost the sentiment Meyer had written in the book, and crossed every line regarding what is appropriate to show the age group at which this film was directed.