As someone who loved the four novels in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series but has been less enthusiastic about their big-screen adaptations, I’ve been especially concerned about the upcoming film version of Breaking Dawn. Why? Because it was my favorite of the books (which I realize is an opinion with which many Twihards vehemently disagree). I enjoyed the final installment the most because it was action-packed from the beginning to the very end. I felt like there was significant payoff for having suffered through all of Bella’s whining up to that point!
My hopes for the last movie (which, in the tradition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is being broken into two parts) started to rise after the usually embarrassed-sounding Kristen Stewart seemed uncharacteristically excited about how the franchise wrapped up. Then those same hopes were dashed when I watched the teaser trailer that debuted earlier this year on the MTV Movie Awards. I thought it was incredibly cheesy and full (once more) of awkward acting.
So imagine my surprise last night when the full theatrical preview for Breaking Dawn–Part 1 hit the web and I realized my eyes were glistening after I was done watching it. It represents everything I was hoping these adaptations could be:
Sure, there were a few glimmers of Bad Acting peeking through here and there, but overall this trailer captured the pure dread and on-the-edge-of-my-seatness that I felt when reading the book. And clearly where the trailer ends is also where Part 1 is going to leave off. You really think they’re going to show us a shot of the creature-child? No way.
Two posters were also released earlier this week and don’t really offer anything surprising, but here they are nonetheless:
You know I wanna hear what both Twihards and “normal people” think of this new trailer! Are fellow fans of the books feeling as hopeful as I am? Are those who don’t know what happens next intrigued more than you normally would be? Or could nothing convince you to come within a thousand feet of this franchise?
Well, I’m not too proud to admit it: I can’t wait until November 18!
More from the Twilight cast at redbox: