LAT : 10 Reasons Breaking Dawn Should Not Be Made Into A Movie

EDIT : This is a post I found at Not written by me at all. I wrote a comment at the bottom of this post. Sorry for the misunderstanding :X

(This list is one big spoiler, so please don’t read further if you haven’t read the book.)

Bella and Edward get married by Page 49. There goes your love triangle. You can retire those Team Edward and Team Jacob shirts now. Also remember, Edward is forever 17 and Bella’s 18. A teenage wedding!

After three books’ worth of buildup, Bella and Edward finally have sex — but we get a fade to black?
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated Meyer’s post-coital details: the ripped-apart pillowcases and feathers in Bella’s hair, her black-and-blue bruises, the broken headboard. If the movie just has to be rated PG-13, then I guess it’s the only way.

But after more than 1,500 pages of chaste kisses, we’re rewarded with a fade-out after fade-out on their honeymoon? Instead we get morning-after fried egg breakfasts and Edward’s nonstop agonizing over having finally bedded his bride. Hardly satisfying.

Then Bella gets pregnant.
By Page 118 (in a 754-page book) Bella is with child. At this point, the film would already be worse than a Lifetime movie of the week.

What follows are chapters and chapters of the half-vampire, half-human baby making life violently uncomfortable for Bella, which required Meyer to let Jacob narrate the entire middle chunk of the book. So in the final movie, we’d shift our focus from Bella to Jacob?

Edward goes from being the man of every girl’s dreams to a man in need…
…of some guts, some personality, something that doesn’t read pathetic. Throughout “Breaking Dawn” he's guilt-ridden over his love for Bella, even more so than in the other books. That’s admittedly difficult to believe, but true.

While Bella is bedridden, trying to keep alive the half-human, half-vampire baby eating its way through her belly, we get this choice scene in which a desperate Edward begs Jacob to offer Bella the latter’s baby-making services. (I guess half-werewolf, half-human babies are safer?) If you’d blocked that moment, here it is:

“I don’t care about anything but keeping her alive,” he said, suddenly focused now. “If it’s a child she wants, she can have it. She can have half a dozen babies. Anything she wants.” He paused for one beat. “She can have puppies if that’s what it takes.”

That's right. He said "puppies."

When she gives birth, Edward rips open Bella’s stomach with his teeth to get the baby out.
It's a bloody and gruesome birth. And what does the little bugger do once she’s out? Sinks her half-vampire teeth into mom’s chest, that’s what. What follows is an equally bloody and gruesome transformation of our teenage heroine into a vampire. How any of the birth scene gets magically transformed into a PG-13 moment is anyone’s guess.

Bella names her baby Renesmee.
A blend of Renee (the name of Bella’s mom) and Esme (the name of Edward’s). Renesmee.

How will Kristen Stewart, she who fights against dumb dialogue, deal with such a name? Will she rename the kid? How will audiences not blindly obsessed with Stephenie Meyer’s prose react to hearing it? It just can’t happen. But the name’s the least of it after…

Jacob falls in love with her.
Yes, Jacob imprints on newborn Renesmee. Meyer introduced the concept of imprinting, in which werewolves become tied to their true loves through some sort of love-at-first-sight kismet, in her earlier books. But it’s even creepier when Jacob goes from his mad obsession with Bella to one over her daughter. Her half-vampire daughter.

Meanwhile, Bella’s transformation into a vampire requires no effort on her part at all.
Other humans that get turned? It’s tough. They want bona fide human blood and lots of it. Bella? She’s cool to snack on deer. She doesn’t have the urge to accidentally chomp down on her human dad. And she’s quicker, faster and stronger than all the Cullen men. There’s no struggle to get what she wants.

When it looks like things are heating up between the Cullens and the big bad ruling vamps, the Volturi, over the existence of Renesmee -- the Volturi want her dead -- the Cullens gather friends, they strategize, they train for war. And it all ends…
…not when Bella, and her special protective power, save the day –- she doesn’t! -- but when little Alice reappears with a tale of another half-human, half-vampire named Nahuel living happily abroad. Nahuel’s not harmful at all, she explains, so there’s no need to fight.

Wait, what…

Did I say war? I meant peaceful gathering in the forest.
After hearing the explanation, the Volturi make a peaceful exit. Head bad vamp Aro even bids the Cullen clan a fond farewell: “I’m so glad this could be resolved without violence,” he said sweetly. “My friend, Carlisle –- how please I am to call you friend again! … Perhaps, in time, you will forgive me.”

And there begins the final chapter (titled “Happily Ever After,” natch.)

Here’s where you’re free to agree or tell me off in the comments below. I am especially curious to know what fans of “Breaking Dawn” think? How would you fix or get around some of these issues while remaining true to the text?

-- Denise Martin


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I'm pretty new to this site. I think it's pretty cool. So I don't really know whether or not the members here have already posted this one out or not, but well, I was browsing for many Twilight articles, as usual and stumbled upon this website.

Which is pretty cool, since I've never read an article about Breaking Dawn Movie. But at the same time, not cool because well, why would Breaking Dawn not be made into a movie? It's just how the story goes. PG-13 or not. Share your thought [:

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Comment by Alison Genet on February 9, 2009 at 9:23am
i haven't seen it but i might have put spoiler in the title of the blog...opps if anyone reads it that hasn't read breaking dawn. lol but i haven't seen it and it made me crack up!!!! fade to black...
Comment by Nazneen on February 9, 2009 at 11:16am
I've put a warning there already. Heh, thanks for reminding.
Comment by Catherine_Cookie(Team Dimitri) on February 9, 2009 at 12:42pm
Yeah your right this would be difficult if not impossible to make into the movie. I tell my friends if they did make Breaking Dawn into a movie it would be hard to keep it PG-13! We all know that Hollywood loves to blend their own touch with the book's touch. The scene on the Isle Esme would probably be more scenic than the one described in the book, but they will try to keep in a PG-13 manor, but don't count out the sex scenes...Bella's birth would probably be less gross than the one in the birth, but still Hollywood graphic effect artists won't let a few fans of gore down! And they always mess up with the plot especially when things get hot! It wouldn't surprise me if the Volturi and the Cullens with their allies actually fight! Jacob imprinting on Renesme is a little weird, but the child ages rapidly, by time she is eight she will have the mind and body of sixteen year old, which makes it okay, but again still very weird! Well I go on and on about all this, but I think my comment is getting a little long if you would like to discuss with me some more please feel free to add me as a friend!
Comment by Angel/Aurora on February 9, 2009 at 12:44pm
all i can say is you might have a point on some of the reasons for turning Breaking Dawn into a movie but maybe they'll make some scenes that weren't in the book like the directors did for Harry Potter. Hey u never know......
Comment by Angel/Aurora on February 9, 2009 at 12:45pm this suppose to be a funny blog????
Comment by Genevieve Ryleigh Kaylor on February 9, 2009 at 1:15pm
It's so easy not to be gory, look at the"Uninvited" & all these horror flicks , they're all PG-13. They can make it so without losing the essence of the book. Stephenie Meyers said that BD should be 2 movies actually, she even said she knows where they can split it up. I figured it might be right in the middle. 1st movie would end after the birth of Renesmee. Movie 2 can start at "Bell" reborn as a vampire. It actually ends up at the middle of the book. Check out your BD book, It's almost split exactly in the middle. It would be awesome. It would be nice for Rob & Kristen to mature a bit in their roles, I would feel incomplete if BD was not made into a movie. Boo-hoo! But that's just my 2 cents!
Comment by Jess (Team Hexagon Love) on February 9, 2009 at 1:33pm
Not a bad Post, Entertaining enough for a quick read. I'm guessing the vampire tearing of the stomach will not be in a film, would be interesting to see though, i have to admit
Comment by Brianna on February 9, 2009 at 1:47pm
i didn't even read the whole thing, because while you're stating obvious points, i don't agree that they imply a bad movie.

"What follows are chapters and chapters of the half-vampire, half-human baby making life violently uncomfortable for Bella, which required Meyer to let Jacob narrate the entire middle chunk of the book. So in the final movie, we’d shift our focus from Bella to Jacob?"

.. i don't really agree with that proclamation. the focus is just as set on bell as it ever was, the only difference is that it is now coming from jacob's perspective rather than bella's own. i agree that the movie would be difficult to make a success, but it is possible. just because there is a lot of resolution in breaking dawn, doesn't mean that it is void of conflict. there's still plenty of it there to provide an entertaining and action-packed movie.
Comment by Alice Marie Cullen<3* on February 9, 2009 at 4:00pm
omg.i so agree with dustin!!!!!!
Comment by Alison Genet on February 9, 2009 at 4:58pm
of course it should be made into a movie like duh. people who didn't like this book then don't go see the movie. right?


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