New TV spots have been released for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, which is arguably the second most critic-proof film that will hit theaters in 2011 (behind the Harry Potter finale, that is).
Oscar-winner Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is holding the directorial reigns on both halves of Breaking Dawn – and based on early footage, he’s done an excellent job of visually realizing Stephenie Meyer’s source material in cinematic form. Assuming you actually like Meyer’s literature, that’s comforting knowledge.
Twilight staples Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner once again reprise their roles as human Bella Swan, vampire Edward Cullen, and werewolf/shape-shifter Jacob Black. Once again, depending on if you love their interpretations of those respective characters – or find their onscreen personas to be flat – then either part of Breaking Dawn will/won’t be to your liking.
Here’s the real (narrative) meat of Breaking Dawn – Part 1‘s plot, in a nutshell:
After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal.
Now check out the new Breaking Dawn – Part 1 TV spots below:
On the plus side, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 looks to boast some excellent locale footage, production design, and even improved CGI werewolf effects, when compared to the previous Twilight movies (especially the second installment, New Moon).
On the negative side: all the Twilight movies come off as being virtually engineered for the sole purpose of making tween hearts swoon, with their souped-up melodramatic plots and romantic atmosphere. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 shouldn’t deviate all too far from that approach… until things start getting freaky in the second half of the film, at least.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 arrives in U.S. theaters on November 18th, 2011.
Source: Fandango, Movietickets.com