Genre: Drama

Director: Bill Condon

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

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Lurching toward the conclusion of the Twilight series, the first half of Breaking Dawn hits screens with a resounding thud, committing a sin the previous films had at least managed to avoid, despite their faults: The new film is incredibly boring.

 

There’s precedence for this two-book split, of course, as the Harry Potter folks divided their final installment into two massive films over the past year.

 

But the effectiveness of this move only further highlights how unnecessary it is with Breaking Dawn.

 

The events of the film’s first hour — planning the wedding, going through with the wedding, going on a honeymoon and Bella getting knocked up — could’ve taken 15 minutes in the hands of filmmakers less concerned with overin-dulging the series‚ diehard fans.

 

But then, maybe they were right to do it this way, as there’s clearly no other possible audience for this than Twihards.