It’s finally here. After waiting far too long, the highly anticipated Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 1 trailer is here. The eagerly anticipated trailer finally dropped on Thursday, May 7th and Twitter went crazy. Within minutes of the trailer’s debut, it had over 500 million views on YouTube. While many fans were disappointed that the trailer did not live up to their high expectations, many others were overjoyed that the wait was over and they could finally find out what happens next.
More Than Meets The Eye
The first trailer for the highly anticipated Twilight Breaking Dawn was released in December 2011 and it only got 35 million views at the time. Since then, nothing has been the same. The final installment in the Twilight saga becomes the fastest-growing trailer of all time, surpassing the previous record holder, Gravity, by nearly 300 million views. A part of this can be attributed to the trailer’s phenomenal blend of romance and action. The first trailer sets the stage for what is to come in the final installment of Stephenie Meyer’s popular series. The couple in the film is finally having their long-awaited wedding day, but it will be a bittersweet event. Throughout the trailer, it becomes very clear that Bella is fully aware that this is their final love story. She wants to make sure that Edward treats her and her family with the respect they deserve because she knows this will be the last time she sees them.
Although the trailer gives us a first look at many beloved characters, including Jake and the rest of the wolf pack, the real highlight of the trailer is undoubtedly Edward. The vampire has finally come to realize that Bella is his and Jacob’s greatest threat. His long history of abusing her for sport is brought to its tragic end when she finally gets the “family heirloom” that eluded her all these years. The moment Bella hands Edward the dagger is both heartbreaking and cathartic. Through the tears, he finally accepts her as a worthy opponent and a friend.
Unfortunately, even though the trailer is over two hours long, it does not contain everything that fans wanted to see. In particular, we were very disappointed that the couple does not reveal their newborn baby’s face. We wanted to see Bella’s face light up when she finally holds her baby for the first time — especially after enduring so much pain during childbirth. The lack of a newborn shot is especially disappointing since Meyer wrote an entire book about the subject matter. Hopefully, this will not be the case and we will see plenty of newborn action in the upcoming trailer.
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First Look At Many Anticipated Characters
In the trailer, we get our first glimpse at many of the characters that fans have been patiently waiting to see again. Jake returns as a grown man, ready to settle down and start a new family. While he has aged, his loyalty towards his brother has not wavered. He brings his new wife, Bella’s, daughter, Emily, along for the ride. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Alice, who only appears in a few brief scenes. We also see the return of another key character, Victoria, who tries to convince Bella to join the dark side. Finally, we get to meet the Cullen family for the first time in over ten years and they are every bit as terrifying as we remember them. While we do not get to see the newborns, we do get to meet their parents and their uncle Charlie. It should be noted that the characters are portrayed by their original actors, except for Victoria who is played by Rosamund Pike in the movie. We were also very happy to see Tiffany Haddish make an appearance as Jessica, another member of Bella’s family. Haddish is famous for her outrageous one-liners in movies like Girls Trip and Bricktown.
The cast of the film is filled with recognizable faces, including Elizabeth Taylor, George Clooney, and many more. In fact, the cast is filled with celebrities even though it is set in a small town. As much as we want to see these beloved characters in the flesh, it is very difficult to find the details that Meyer has included in her novel. There are certainly a few spoilers that can be discussed, if you really want to know what happens in the film. It would be best to wait until further notice.
The trailer wraps up with an image that has become iconic since the day it was first introduced. It should be noted that while the image appears to be a still from the film, it is in fact a CG creation and it was designed by the brilliant visual effects team at ILM. The image is an early indicator of the level of animation and craftsmanship that we can expect in the final film. It is beautiful and it perfectly encapsulates the entire saga. We could not be more excited to see what they come up with in the future.
Where Will It All End?
The final trailer for Twilight Breaking Dawn is more than an hour long and it does not contain any spoilers. It is safe to assume that most fans will not want to spoil themselves. The trailer gives us our first full look at many of the film’s gorgeous locations as well as some new ones. While the trailer does not reveal much about the plot, we can tell that it will contain everything from the first two installments. The trailer opens with a breathtaking view of the Scottish Highlands and then proceeds to show us many stunning images of the cast and crew. We get to see the beautiful and rugged country side as well as the bustling city streets. It is a visual feast and it really does not take long to absorb the breathtaking imagery. The only thing that could possibly top this would be a theatrical release in IMAX or the glorious sunset at the end.
While the final Twilight Breaking Dawn trailer does not disappoint, it also does not live up to our high expectations. This is largely due to the fact that it does not give us a first look at the newborns or the couple’s newborn baby. We were very excited to finally find out what happened to Bella and Edward’s child and it would have been amazing to see a glimpse of the beautiful baby in the making. This, however, will have to wait for the next trailer. Even though this is not what we wanted to see, it is still one of the most anticipated trailers of the year. We cannot wait to see what happens next.