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After Robert Pattinson’s announcement that Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s ridiculously popular Twilight Saga, will hit the big screen, we got to thinking: Will it make a good movie? And more important, will it turn out better than the book?

Breaking Dawn is very different from the first three novels in the series (Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse) and saw numerous mixed reviews during its release week. The millions-strong fan base was divided — everyone either loved it or hated it.

We’ve come up with 10 ways the movie could either rake in major box-office bucks or epically fail in a way not seen since Speed Racer dropped off the face of the planet. Even Pattinson might not be enough to save this one.


1. Bella and Edward's Wedding

The wedding and first 100 pages of Breaking Dawn is, without a doubt, the most entertaining part of the book. It’s like old style Twilight, with every character acting as they should (except for Edward and the garter ... weird much?), and the ever-present Bella-Edward-Jacob love triangle. Unfortunately, the most anticipated event since the Millennium is over all too quickly and things start to get worse as soon as our vampire and his bride reach their honeymoon destination, the Isle Esme. When Breaking Dawn is finally made into a movie, more emphasis should be put into the wedding: It’s the last time a lot of fans felt like they were reading The Twilight Saga and not some dodgy fan-fic found on the Internet.


2. The "Sex" Scenes

Yep, you read that right. Bella and Edward finally get it on, in what can only be described as the most absent sex scene written since the 1900s. The act itself is merely implied, with the only proof it happened some broken headboards and bitten pillows. Oh, and a very bruised Bella. How they’ll portray this in the movie is anyone’s guess, and no doubt complaints of abuse and domestic violence are a big fear of everyone involved with the movie. If it stays rated PG-13 like its predecessors, ardent fans of Bella and Edward can kiss goodbye to their much adored night of passion. Sorry kids, it’s still implication only.


3. Jacob's Third of the Book

Werewolf Jacob takes center stage for a third of the book in what is arguably the best section of the entire 800-page tome. He’s funny, realistic, and probably the only one in the book to actually stay in character. If you were a member of Team Edward before, I guarantee you’ll rethink your loyalty after reading Part 2. The young Jacob Black is seriously that endearing, redeeming what is an otherwise tiresome read. Look for Taylor Lautner to take center stage on the movie posters — he’ll be carrying this one solo.


4. Renesmee's Birth

Normal births are painful, right? They hurt, they’re messy, and yet some women have them time and time again. Stephenie Meyer takes birthing to the next level in Breaking Dawn by having a giant baby literally crack its way out of mommy dearest. Bella’s spine breaks, leaving her writhing around like a beetle stuck on its back. Edward swoops in to the rescue and rips the baby out of Bella’s uterus with his bare-yet-sharp vampire teeth, then proceeds to turn his beloved into a vampire in order to save her fragile human life. PG-13? Uhh ... no, not so much.


5. Renesmee Carlie Cullen

Ignore the name for now, I’ll get to that soon enough. The idea that Bella and Edward could have a half-vampire, half-human baby is absurd, but to actually follow through on that idea is not only ridiculous but unnecessary. It turned Bella into a crazy, Rosalie-dependent robot and made Edward almost non-existent (more on that later). Renesmee is an annoying character and one that I have no desire to see immortalized on a DVD disc. Her accelerated growth and intelligence could prove to be quite a problem for casting agents, not to mention the poor director who has to work with a small child. Then there’s the topic of her name: Renesmee Carlie Cullen, a mishmash of Bella and Edward’s mothers’ (Renee and Esme) and fathers’ (Charlie and Carlisle) names. Eurgh.


6. A Major Lack of Edward

We all know that Edward and Robert Pattinson are the driving forces behind this franchise, so what would happen if he ceased to exist for most of the fourth film? You’d have a problem, that’s for sure. In Breaking Dawn Edward is all but forgotten after the first 100 pages or so, and basically just mopes and moans whenever he pops up during the rest of the book. He’s a shadow of his former, chivalrous self and hardly utters a loving word to the girl he’s been waiting an eternity for. Summit would have to change this for the movie or Robert Pattinson may find himself strangely redundant. It’s no fun playing a vampire who’s lost his bite.


7. An Influx of Utterly Pointless Characters

Many new vampires get introduced during the latter part of Breaking Dawn. Unfortunately, though, none of them really do much of anything. Yes, they can be pretty entertaining at times, but they’re in no way crucial to the story development. If casting execs can only choose a handful of new characters to cast, my vote would go to Garrett, Kate, Peter, Charlotte, and Alistair. The others (yes, there are plenty more) are barely worth mentioning and should only be cast if Summit suddenly find itself with more cash, and time, than it needs.


8. The Absence of Action

Hardly anyone dies in Breaking Dawn. Come to think of it, hardly anyone fights or even breaks a sweat. The vampire Irina is the only fatality and, seeing as we’re only introduced to her in this book, no one really cares about her anyway. Meyer botched things up when it came to killing her characters, all of whom just live happily ever after. There’s no epic battle like in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In fact, there isn’t a sharpened fang in sight. It’s simple: Movies need action or the audience gets bored. It looks like the screenwriter, Melissa Rosenberg, will have to do what she’s done with New Moon and tweak some scenes here and there in order to keep the fans awake.


9. Superfluous Plot Points that Go Nowhere

Bella’s power and J. Jenks. Both of these story developments are emphasized as important and crucial to the plot, yet neither really go anywhere. Yes, Bella saves everyone with her convenient shield that not even the most powerful of vampires can break, but it still wasn’t the revelation it should have been. If this is the reason that Edward can’t read Bella’s mind, I think I’d have preferred not knowing and making my own explanation — I’m sure it would have been better than a Lily Potter-esque love shield. The movie script will need to be edited better than the book or it’ll end up as an 8-hour timesink.


10. A Vampire War that’s Won by ... Talking?

When was the last time you saw bloodthirsty vampires back down because some friendlier vampires asked them to? Never, of course. That’s just not how it works in the world of the undead. They fight, they kill, then they go and toast to their night. They don’t stand around talking for half an hour before deciding they have better things to do. It’s something that can almost be overlooked in a book, but in a movie? No way. Something has to happen to keep the audience entertained, and a friendly chat ain’t going to cut it.



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Comment by Frances on June 22, 2009 at 12:54pm
What about when Jacob imprints on Renesmee?? I think people who have never read the book, will probably have a problem with that.
Comment by SANIA ASTACIO on June 22, 2009 at 12:57pm
I couldnt agree more. Breaking dawn is one of my favorite books for some parts of the story. I also make a blog and talk about some of your points. I do believe that part 2 of the book needed to be more of edward and bella and not jacob. Edward hardly has a said in it and this makes me mad. If the story is about 2 major character thatn what is the point of seeing it thru jacobs pov. Not really smart in that one. I felt lost when all of a sudden they live islamd esme and then they jump to ther werewolfs. The story needed to be told fform edwards pov. All your 10 points all well justified and yes this is the fear about making a movie that might fail.
I feel stephanie needs to right another book to explain many loose ends and alot of nonsense that what part of breaking dawn.
Comment by Cynthia on June 22, 2009 at 1:13pm
Well, I think it's obvious they don't like the book. However, I thought it was good. It could have used more action and more details on the sex scenes, but she made this for teens not adults. I was left wanting more. The fight scene was more than just talking, they tried to use what they could against Bella and the gang, but Bella stopped them. It had nothing to do with talking. Edward explains that in the end. The Volturi planned on fighting no matter what was said. They realized they were out powered and outnumbered. That's why they gave up and left. The point was: Bella was a plain Jane, non special klutz, who felt worthless in most situations. Every teen in America. Right? She finds she is very special and has many gifts and meanings. She was meant for the life of the vampire world. She was meant to be a mother. She was meant to save her family. Everything has a reason and I believe Stephanie had a special meaning behind the books. Ending with what she felt was the perfect happily ever after fan ending.
Do I think BD is going to make a good movie? If they shorten and emphasize, YES!! They are going to have a hell of a time casting and directing. Kristen is going to have to change her approach to Bella. It will be like playing a completely different part. Bella is much more confident and happy in the last half of BD. No more facial expressions. It will be a much more difficult part to play. She can pull it off. I'm not worried. You know they will add Robert more. Look at NEW MOON!! The hardest part is going to be Renesmee. :-(
Comment by Karina Rangel on June 22, 2009 at 1:52pm
Well we will just have to see. I thought this myself when I read the final book, would it make a good movie? If so will it be a hit? I believe it will be a hit bc all devoted twilight fans will want to watch it but as stated in the points above , the book is more for young adults versus lil girls. I hope that it will be awesome as the others will be and we just need to hope for the best. I really do want to watch this book come to live bc it would be so awesome to see the wedding scene and the honeymoon. Lets just keep our fingers crossed ladies and gents and lets hope for the best!!!
Comment by jacklin on June 22, 2009 at 2:14pm
It will be difficult to realise Breaking Dawn, so that write everybody (which turn the film and which directs, is same-understandably also to the Twilight fans) to peace and watches the film with pleasure. Difficultly the image is for me the wachsene belly and the matching birth and the quick wax of Reneesme. Maybe one should take the actors gefundenden till present of 3 other films, and the really important people of VOL. out filter and to show the remaining people of extras. Unfortunately, do I come to the end of VOL. funnily, one finds out nothing, how does it become with Bella and Edward (whether they go on college or how afterwards live) and from Jacob and Renesme? So a sudden end!?
Comment by Mary Blo on June 22, 2009 at 3:08pm
It's not a big deal !!! I love Twilight Saga ...and I wanna see a diferent vision... and you ?
So...let's wait !!!
Go Robsten !!!
Comment by Vivi217 on June 22, 2009 at 3:18pm
I care but aslong as I get to see Rob and Kristen together and all love dovey especially in Breaking Dawn :P
Make it into a movie..i don't care aslong as it a Movie!!!
:D
Comment by Harley Clifford on June 22, 2009 at 3:27pm
When did Rob announce that Breaking Dawn's actually gonna be made into a movie?
Comment by Gustavo on June 22, 2009 at 3:35pm
The book is great ... However, I i think that it was written more by pressure from the publisher for another book and a possible quick end to the saga ... than the author's passion.
As already said, the book have some discussions points... that's dont the case to argue right now.

Particularly think is practically impossible to be done a single film with the entire contents of the book, because if they reduce too much, it will ruin the story, and I also think that is highly unlikely that they would divide the book into two movies.
Just waiting to see, and cheering for that all do their best. (obs: sry for the bad english)
Comment by Damarys Colls-Pulaski on June 22, 2009 at 3:56pm
I think that they should do the last book in 2 movies not one that way they could explain in depth more ...and yeas there are things that are going to be hard to explain fully lets wait and see what they do with it ...

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