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by Roger Tennis

On CLIPS In December, 2011
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 1

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart & Taylor LautnerThe unborn child of newlyweds Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) causes problems between the vampires and werewolves.

TRIVIA: Kristen Stewart played the daughter of Jodie Foster in what 2002 theatrical thriller?


ROG'S VIEWPOINT
cameracamera       (2 CAMS)        RATED PG-13

Vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) marries human Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). Their honeymoon leads to an accelerated pregnancy. The unborn child poses a threat to Bella's health and the future of the wolf pack, pitting Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) against his own pack and leader Sam Uley (Chaske Spencer) to save Bella and the vampire clan. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is a slow-paced soap opera that will only please hardcore fans. Director Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") has the impossible task of stretching the final book by Stephenie Meyer into two parts, with barely enough plot to make one movie. His solution: fill the screen with music videos - a rocky horror that breaks up Carter Burwell's memorable score. Fortunately, these musical interludes give us a respite from the acting angst. There are spurts of action to wake up the male audience and some striking cinematography by Guillermo Navarro. But none of this matters, since the box office will prove this drawn-out epic to be critic-proof. The ending provides a glimmer of hope for an exciting Part 2. Terribly broken, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is indeed anemic.  

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