All fan hype aside, New Moon was bad. Real bad. Will that fact be taken into consideration at all while they make the next films of the franchise? Will they aim to improve?
—Pique Santos

Of course not.

When you make millions of dollars in the first eight seconds of a sequel's release, you don't change a thing. You keep the heroine as much of a doormat as she's always been and the hero as immortal and upset about that fact as ever. Eclipse has already wrapped of course, but Breaking Dawn has yet to start shooting, and there is always room for improvement, even in a fiction series that seems utterly perfect to any girl under 16.

Here are my suggested improvements for the movie (or two, or three, or however many they make), humbly submitted hereto for Team Breaking Dawn.

And yes, sorry, THERE ARE SPOILERS, for those who have not purchased Breaking Dawn and lovingly stroked it to death...

Lose the werewolf-on-baby love story.
In the book, Jacob falls in love with a baby soon after it pops out of mother Bella. Jacob apparently doesn't want to romance the baby right there, but it's his soul mate, all right. For some vague reason I cannot quite put to words, the movie should probably lose that bit. You are welcome, Taylor Lautner.

Two words: Stunt casting.
Cast Angelina and Brad as the elegant European nomad vampires. You know it makes sense.

And while we're at it...
Why not try Megan Fox as the accuser Irina? She does, after all, have to get dismembered by a pack of angry vampires. If not, hey, this is a chick franchise, what about you, SJP?

Hire another director.
The best movies know when to stray from book source material and when to stick to it. New Moon director Chris Weitz got much praise from fans for sticking to the book, but that doesn't mean he made a good movie. In fact it means he made a pretty mediocre movie. I'm sure Peter Jackson (heck, or even Tim Burton or Kathryn Bigelow) would know exactly what to do with that part in Breaking Dawn where Edward and Bella have sex so crazy that she passes out. And when in doubt, add a hobbit.

Rethink the genre.
Michael Sheen steals the screen whenever he's on it as Volturi vampire Aro. Make the honeymoon and pregnancy part of Breaking Dawn really short, and the Volturi trial part of the story really, really long. Make it a courtroom drama if you have to; bring in a resurrected vampire Matlock if you must, but do it.

An all-Dakota Fanning cast.
Forget that vampire who can grab someone's skull and kill with the touch of his hands; everybody can kill with their hands. Put in another little girl vampire who can make you feel pain with her eyes. You can never have too many Janes. Given how interesting Dakota Fanning was in the three seconds she was in New Moon, heck, all the Volturi vampires should be Dakota Fannings.

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Comment by ObsessiveCullennDisorder on December 6, 2009 at 1:28am
I was disappointed with the movie. Although Chris did a good job sticking to the book, the movie came out choppy. At times there was absolutely NO background noise so the movie felt "unfinished." Also, the soundtrack doesn't compare to the first one. Yes, the movie is sad and Bella is ripped apart...but the music could have some depth and edge. I can say that I loved Jacob's hair and Edward's new sparkle... What was up with Ashley's clothes and hair. She is suppose to be a very wealthy, hip, pixie-like vampire... I didn't feel the complete overwhelming love between Edward and Bella as in Twilight. Edward's facial expressions were too much in anguish. The one thing I hope David Slade will capture is the way Meyer's described the touches and closeness between Edward and Bella, after all... it is a LOVE STORY. Okay, don't everyone attack me... I adore the books, and I liked New Moon, I just didn't LOVE it.
Comment by MelissaF on December 6, 2009 at 1:47am
I'm a makeup artist and I was bothered by Edwards makeup in New Moon. First off, the foundation was too caked on and his eyebrows weren't shaped enough at the ends and the color they used to fill it in was the wrong color. He still looks great but for my trained eye it was distracting. Also seeing photos of him on set for Eclipse, I think I want to scream at his make-up person. I hope they do a better job for Breaking Dawn. I know hire the people who did the make up for Twilight? Or hire me I've got my trusty tweezermans and hot wax.. Bring it! I'll be watching.
Comment by Olympia on December 6, 2009 at 2:47am
i sooooooo not agree with you!!
i loved New Moon and loved how they showed Edward and Bella's love it was AMAZING! i hope Breaking Dawn be as good as New Moon and even better!!! and of course the honey moon and the birth scene must be long in the movie just like the BOOK!
Comment by Melissa Black on December 6, 2009 at 6:46am
i think this is ridiculous. just stcik with the book. new moon was brilliant and i couldnt think of anything they should change. if they did this then everyone would complain that they didnt follow the book. These ideas are ludicrous. For twilight they chose actors and actresses that were not as well known. This is what made the film more realistic so if you want to push in Megan Fox and ruin the idea of its reality then im sorry but thats just wrong, no matter how much i love her actressing i just think it would be better to use less well known people.
Comment by Autumn Turkoly on December 6, 2009 at 7:24am
I think they should stay with the book. Breaking Dawn was the best book of the series, and I am interested to see how they will make some of the scenes from the honeymoon. Escpecailly when Edward breaks the headboard.
Comment by Lindy Rosa Bella on December 6, 2009 at 7:26am
You're crazy. New Moon was beautiful. You just can't handle it.
Comment by luna on December 6, 2009 at 8:56am
well, i was reading some of the comments.Just wanted to say that i when i read them i found some suggestions interesting. Maybe wrong ones or maybe not,its just another point of view. I love the books and the movies but there is always place to improve (like everything else in life).
Comment by backupStew on December 6, 2009 at 12:11pm
I read all the comments and the post too. I agree with Meadow. movie was beautiful. hope it will become even better
Comment by Ashley A Kraus on December 6, 2009 at 12:27pm
stfu rosa and imogen. can't anyone take constructive criticism? perhaps, since we don't like the movies they should listen to the TWIFANS and change something.
Comment by Sydney Pattinson on December 6, 2009 at 2:39pm
No offense, but these ideas are kind of stupid. Also, I thought New Moon was better than Twilight because of the director. If anyone should direct Breaking Dawn, it should be Chris Weitz.


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