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Film Review - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

BREAKING DAWN Taylor Lautner

The “Twilight” films have always been strictly for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s novels, a truth never more evident than in “Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” the first half of a series finale that essentially sheds any comforting sense of pace, reason, and good taste to yank the extended narrative arc into entirely bizarre directions. The movie is seriously bonkers, but not in a campy way that might offer a tingle of amusement. No, director Bill Condon plays it all as serious as a heart attack, giving in to the gush of melodrama with total abandon, doing his best to maintain the bucking bronco-like plot turns of this relentlessly harebrained story. What began as puppy love with sparkly vampires has devolved into a freak show of bodily trauma, with a great gooey gob of pedophilia slapped on the end of this feature, which requires another visit to the multiplex in a year’s time to complete. I’ll make sure to update my shots beforehand. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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