Thoughts on Breaking Dawn, Part One.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

As I do every year, I saw Breaking Dawn P1 at midnight Thursday night. It was an "eh" kind of night (won't go into that), but the movie was not disappointing, in the least. I absolutely loved it, even though it seemed to be dragging in some parts (then again - I had been awake for nearly 23 hours by the time it was over).
Just so you know, I am for.ever. Team Jacob.
Also, just so you know, past this point are spoilers, spoilers, and..more spoilers. You've been warned.

I'll start from the beginning.

Alice's wedding prep: the scene was funny, but short lived. I agree with Betsey when she says they rushed into the wedding scene. It was like, "oh hey, the movie is starting, oh hey, Bella and Edward are getting married." All in like, 2 minutes. I also disliked how the day before the wedding Bella was stumbling around the heels, and the day of the wedding, she walked (basically) perfectly down the aisle.
The wedding: my dream wedding. Seriously. I was in awe of the atmosphere they created for the scene. Absolutely gorgeous. Other than that, Jessica kept me cracking up the entire time with her pregnancy jokes and her sarcastic remarks about how the cake wasn't big enough. Loved it. Charlie seemed like a "real" dad all during the wedding. His character was perfect and relatable for fathers, I'm sure. The toasts during the reception were spot on. I loved Emmett's hidden vampire joke that Charlie super took the wrong way. I loved Jessica's bitterness towards Edward choosing Bella ("She's definitely not the captain of the volleyball team... or class president...").
Bella's wedding dress: U G L Y. In my opinion, at least. I know plenty of people loved it. And she was all kinds of stunning in it (K.Stew actually looked pretty for once! She could've smiled a bit more though, darn emo kid), but I just wasn't a fan of the dress.
The honeymoon: I was rather disappointed in this entire sequence. The "sex scene" made me feel weird. As I was telling my friend Cassie, I've been waiting 3 years for the honeymoon, and when it finally happened, I just wanted to cover my eyes because I felt so weird and awkward watching it. I love the series, and I respect Stephanie Meyer's lack of sex in the books, but seriously - we all wanted it, why not give it to us?! I did love seeing Bella's anticipation and anxiousness though. That was super adorable.
The pregnancy: Bella drinking blood through a straw was gag-worthy. Especially when blood was like, all over her teeth and lips. Ewwy.
The wolves being all weird and stuff: The little scene where Jacob rebels against the pack was SO cheesy, I wanted to laugh the entire time. seriously, why didn't they just phase back into humans to fight? So dumb.
The birth: So perfect. I love that Edward had to bite through her stomach. That was my favorite part of the book, for reals.
Jacob imprinting on the baby: Yet again, another incredibly cheesy scene. I hated the way they shot it. Lame, lame, lame!
Rosalie: In the book, it's very clear that Rosalie is very possessive and protective of the unborn baby, and even when it's born she's all over it. But in the movie, I didn't really "feel" it. I think they could've done more with that. They tried, I'll give them that.

Over all, I enjoyed it. I am a TwiHard through and through, so I'll never say that I didn't enjoy it. It's the best of the series, but definitely not my favorite.
Have you seen it yet? Do you have any thoughts? I'd love to hear them : )


  1. I loved Bella's wedding look in her dream. I wasn't a fan of the real wedding look. Dress was UGLY!. Btw, cute post!

    Meowwzie from

  2. i hated her dress! it was like an ill fitting leotard in the front! so awful!
    and my friend and i couldn't stop laughing at the wolves arguing! that was so bad! the wolf voices!
    i love going to see the movies at midnight because everyone is so excited and screaming. the sex scenes were so awkward! i was made in the books to at the lack of sex, you read through three books with all this build up and then nothing happens!
    i can't wait for the next one! the whole pregnancy/turning bella part was SO GOOD. i wanted to throw up about 10 times. and i love how they ended it.


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