There was a full moon over the weekend and that’s appropriate as all Twilight fans know this is the week where Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is finally unveiled, sadly due to embargo we cannot publish our review until Friday but if you would like a hint as to why we can’t, well then look no further than some of the reviews that have been published in the US.
This does not look pretty, not at all, one review compares the film to a “crab-cake” another refers to it as “problematic” and of the three leads THR say “The only hope is they’ll have more to do next time around.”
If you want to wait, then click off this post now, if the intrigue is getting the better of you and you just cannot wait another second then read on below…
“Focusing as it does on Bella’s pregnancy, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is lighter on action than its predecessors, and not always very convincing in its incorporation of special effects. The large wolves look persuasive when together, but markedly less so in attack, when problems of scale occur. Condon also proves a subpar director of spatial action, as a tussle between the wolves and the Cullen clan proves a jumbled mess with a shrugging emotional impact.”
“All the more disappointing, then, that a story so pregnant with dramatic possibilities should wind up feeling like such an unconsummated opportunity. Drawn from Stephenie Meyer’s polarizing, weirdly compelling fourth novel, the film is rich in surface pleasures but lacks any palpable sense of darkness or danger, which is a roundabout way of saying that Summit has protected its investment well.”
“Breaking Dawn — Part 1 … feels as bloated and anemic as Bella becomes during her pregnancy. The film is like a crab cake with three or four bits of crab surrounded by loads of bland stuffing, but many can’t tell the difference or don’t care, which will largely be true for its captive audience.”