With Edward and Bella getting married in Breaking Dawn, I find I wasn’t as immerse in the movie as before with the previous installments. There are good parts – Edward and Bella playing chess. Edward breaks the bed as they consummate their marriage. The facial expression on the female servant’s face was priceless. I had to cover my mouth to keep from laughing out loud in the audience. I don’t know if her expression was a look of confusion or fear or maybe a combination of both. She knows Edward is a vampire.
Breaking Dawn has the same sweet and innocent feel to it as the previous movies. What I missed is the balance of romance and action that kept me interested.
My biggest complaint, the story dragged in parts giving us lots of panoramic views. I love beautiful scenery but never in lieu of good, well-paced storytelling.
Then there is Bella. Her obstinacy in having the baby was annoying. Did she give one thought to Edward and his feelings. Think about the possible endangerment to the community. To her father? Bella in her immaturity risks everything for an unknown. I came away from the movie thinking this is one for the pro-lifers. Have a baby at all costs even if you die and the child is without a mother.
Breaking Dawn is a two part movie. The first one felt every bit of the producers stretching the movie to cover the required airtime so they can reap the benefits of Breaking Dawn, part two.
I’m not familiar with the books, so I can’t comment on the faithfulness to the film adaptation.
What do you think.