The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

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At last, the moment Twilight fans have waited for since book/movie 1: Edward and Bella finally get married and consummate their love. But of course, when you marry a vampire you can’t expect everything to be roses and sunshine, especially the sunshine, so when Bella unexpectedly finds herself impregnated with a mystery fetus, a dark cloud spreads over the new couple and all those intertwined with them. Oh, and Jacob’s still in it (and still angry).

ClearPlay In Action!

ClearPlay has two major sections of the movie to clean up: the surprisingly explicit (considering the tweenage fan base) honeymoon and a disturbing, bloody birth scene. Besides that, there are some minor language incidents muted as well as some trimmed sexual dialogue. With ClearPlay on full, all is pretty tame. I certainly wouldn’t let any Twilight fans in your house watch this film without filters, and the filmmakers should be ashamed of themselves for sexing up this movie.

Should I Break My Neck to Get Breaking Dawn?…

Okay, in my wisdom I will split my review into two for the two different audiences of this film.

Review for Twilight Fans

Excepting the slow pace and any moral outrage you may feel over the eroticized honeymoon, you’ll love it!

Review for Non–Twilight Fans

Need I even bother? This fourth installment of Twilight is somehow more plodding than the others and felt even more like a soap opera, probably due to the lack of action. This film is tailor made for those who are invested in the joyless love of Edward and Bella. If that isn’t you, shave a cat, schedule a two hour appointment, run for President, rent a different movie, whatever — just be elsewhere. It’s too late for me. Excuse me while I go carve a tombstone for my soul.

Brian Fuller —ClearPlay Vampire Wedding Planner

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements; 117 min; Directed by Bill Condon
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