The wait is finally over.
After what seemed like eternity, the highly anticipated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, part 1, the fourth and second-to-last film based on the hugely popular best-selling novels by Stephanie Meyer has finally hit New Zealand cinemas.
This time, it’s all about three things: marriage, sex and pregnancy. Twilight fans have eagerly waited for their chances to see Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) finally put a ring on Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who get’s pregnant on their honeymoon.
The film starts with Bella’s longtime friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) receiving the wedding invitation and escaping into the forest in anger. He returns during the wedding to wish the bride well before the happy couple jets off for their honeymoon in Rio. About halfway through the film, Bella finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, prompting a return home.
The second half of the film is dedicated to Bella’s pregnancy, which showed her looking gaunt and skeletal as her unborn vampire child grew at an alarming rate. The wolf pack decides the unborn child will be a future threat and attempt to destroy it. The film’s climax hits when Edward delivers the child, Jacob imprints on Renesmee and Bella finds immortality as a vampire.
In the near two hour film, there were various silly and humourous moments, such as the announcement of Renesmee’s name, and cringeworthy dialogue, but as fans have come to know, it delivers on it’s drama highs while remaining faithful to the book. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, part 1 is a fun film and by far the best in the series, which ends with a heart stopping cliffhanger that will leave you counting down the days until the final film next year.