When Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson gave a lengthy interview with ‘Entertainment Weekly,’ it turned me off from seeing ‘Breaking Dawn’ — but the new trailer has completely changed my mind! Here’s why!
All right, HollywoodLifers, I’m eating my words. After reading Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson‘s Entertainment Weekly chat, where they reveal that Bella dances with Jacob first at her wedding to Edward, I was really upset. So upset, in fact, that I didn’t want to even see the movie. But now, I’ll be running to the theaters on November 18!
From what I can tell, Bill Condon has really outdone any of the other Twilight Saga directors. I’m absolutely hooked on this film — from the gorgeous landscapes, to the tension between the werewolves and vampires and even Jacob’s angst, it’s amazing.
But let’s start from the beginning. Here are the 12 reasons why I’m so excited. (Can you count them all?)
A sucker for father-daughter moments, I teared up when Bella says to Charlie, “Just don’t let me fall, dad,” and Charlie responds “Never.”
Kristen played Bella’s nervous anticipation walking down the aisle brilliantly. (By the way, beautiful outdoor wedding setting. Nicely done.) And when she looks at Edward when they meet at the altar, you FINALLY can tell that she’s in love with him. (The filmmakers are heavily Jacob-biased, but at least they gave us THIS moment. From all of Team Edward, I give thanks.)
I’ll admit, I cringe a tiny bit during Bella’s very gropey dance with Jacob, but I’m so high from the vows that I’ll get over it. And his tears ALMOST touched my cold, Jacob-hating heart.
Then comes the honeymoon. It’s so sweet when Edward carries Bella over the threshold. And of course, there’s the sex scene. As a 27-year-old, I feel like I can’t comment on two teenagers’ getting hot and heavy without sounding pervy, but I’ll leave it at this: For virgins, it looks like they know what they are doing. (And, feathers!)
When Edward describes the night they spent together as the best of his existence, I swooned inside. Who wouldn’t want Robert saying that to them?
But, clearly Forks High School didn’t teach sex education — why else would Edward and Bella be so surprised that she’s pregnant? I mean, sex = babies. I learned that in health class when I was 7. Anyway, I digress …
After their time on Isle Esme, the real action begins. The fetus is eating Bella alive! (Damn good makeup on Kristen, too.) The wolves are going to attack! (Sam’s authority on the beach is almost frightening!) Jacob is mad at Edward! (“You did this to her!” he screams as Emmett restrains him!) The Volturi are doing something random! (Seriously, what are they doing? At first I thought this may be Irina going to Aro to tell him about the Bella and Edward’s vampire child, but that can’t happen in the first movie, right?)
Other moments of interest include: A crying Charlie pacing around in a suit! Why is the sheriff wearing a suit? (Not that it’s NOT his wedding tux.) Could he have been on a date with Sue Clearwater (Leah and Seth’s widowed mother) then found out that Bella was “sick” and he couldn’t see her?
The final shot and sound of Bella giving birth? Wow. I’m curious as to how they will handle this and still make it PG-13. In the book, Edward literally uses his teeth to rip through Bella’s uterus at the same time as the yet-to-be-born Renesmee eats her own way out.
Although the trailer gives a way A LOT, something that makes my colleague Chole Melas unhappy, I think there’s still so much that we haven’t seen! And now, I can’t wait for November.
What do you think Hollywoodlifers?
— Denise Warner
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