The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One

Rated 2.0

I did laugh many times during Breaking Dawn Part One, but given that it isn’t a comedy, it was no testament to the quality of the film. The overtly soap-opera Twilight style gets to me every time, especially with this outing: The acting was sudsier, the close-ups were closer, and the music, louder. This fourth installment’s “story” can be boiled down to a few basic, and well-publicized, plot lines. First, mortal Bella (Kristen Stewart) ties the knot with her vampire love Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), formally unifying their angsty relationship. But their matrimony isn’t depicted with nearly as much importance as their honeymoon, where they finally lose their virginity to each other. Of course, there are consequences to sating that long-bottled lust. Bella is impregnated with a vampire baby, and with a fetus that’s not compatible to her human form, she spends her days riled and in pain. And, for reasons never explained, the werewolf clan is especially interested in killing the unborn vampire-human hybrid, as the Cullen family of vampires and Bella’s former werewolf love, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) try to protect her. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13