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 Sheena (The Pillow Fiend) on February 9, 2009 at 5:38pm
You can't NOT make Breaking Dawn into a movie. it's part of the series. If they stopped with Eclipse, people (not us Twihards, mind you) would be wondering what ever happens to the characters: Do Bella and Edward get married? What happens to Jacob? Does Bella really become a vampire? The list goes on an on. Like the book or not, it has to be done.

And, as we all know, there has to be a pillow scene. There has to be.

Comment by lyndsey on February 9, 2009 at 9:46pm
stephenie meyer explains that there wasnt a fight in the end of the book because she couldnt have that happen with out a cullen dieing,

and the whole point in the book is the emotional battle everyone goes through, not physical.
Comment by Nazneen on February 9, 2009 at 10:31pm
Uhm, whoa. I didn't write all those reasons kay. It was an article I found at
I would LOVE to see Breaking Dawn on screen. I posted this up to see other people's thoughts.
Comment by magicolour on February 9, 2009 at 11:34pm
I had the exact same thoughts! My mother is REALLY overprotective, so if the rating was higher than 12 (PG13) she'd get suspicious, and not let me watch it. 'Course, I don't think making BD into a movie would be a good idea. I mean, we all know that Summit is being very cheap when it comes to Twilight. Who says it won't suck when they actually DO turn into a movie?
Anyway, you've got some very good points. I bet all this bothered everyone (until most of us just got over it- or pretended to).


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