DreamWorks has been marketing the heck out of its Fright Night remake this past week, but that vampire flick won’t come close to matching the popularity of this fall’s penultimate entry in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn – Part 1. You can see the latest collection of stills released from Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (including some hi-def, watermark-free versions of previously-released images) in the gallery above.
Today we have even more images of the human-vamp couple Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), as they enjoy a romantic tropical getaway.
By now you know whether your heart swoons at the sight of those two mismatched lovebirds cuddling beneath the stars or gazing longingly into one another’s eyes – or if you just want to gag in response. The only thing Breaking Dawn has to offer non-converts is the promise that director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg will realize the bizarre and outright graphic plot twists and scenes that taken place in Stephenie Meyer’s source material in a memorably disturbing fashion.
As was discussed during the 2011 Twilight Comic Con panel, this is the first installment in the franchise that fully embraces elements of the horror genre. Those aspects of the film have been hinted at in the additional promotional photos and the official Breaking Dawn teaser released so far. You’ll have to sit down and watch the movie in order to see the actual goods, though.
Condon and his technical crew seem to have done an excellent job of visually capturing the heavily romanticized and dreamy atmosphere of Bella and Edward’s honeymoon, as originally described by Meyers. The rich colors and exquisite outfits the pair are wearing (appropriate costuming or blatant product plugs – you decide) should help highlight the happier tone of the film – in contrast to the troubling turn of events that eventually occurs.
Remember, though, this is still a Twilight movie, and with it comes the same style of dialogue, pacing, and character development that the other films had. Again, there’s no need to preach to the choir – you already know if this is going to be your thing or not.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 arrives in U.S. theaters on November 18th, 2011.
Source: Summit Entertainment
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