I'm not a big fan of the Twilight movies, but find myself eager to check out the latest installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. The trailers are selling me—unlike the past films that have tried to turn the franchise into a sweeping romance, heavy drama or action-packed supernatural who-knows-what, director Bill Condon appears to be working all those avenues, while having a boatload of fun doing it. Sure it's romantic, dramatic and thrilling, but the previous trailers have just enough winking to the camera, a tone of gleeful camp (Edward breaks the bed in the heat of passion—incredible), that keeps the movie from looking too serious.
I hope I'm right, because I'd love for the series to go out with a bang and make the most of their heartthrob cast. Who knows if Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have the range to pull off projects other than Twilight—but right now, it doesn't matter. If they can go wild in this final movie, I'll give them the deserved praise.
Seven new stills have been released and they're exactly what I hoped for: colorful, cheerful and a little goofy. I want this whole movie to have a "vampire carrying a tree" vibe.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 hits theaters November 18.