A new teaser trailer for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” has been released (see it below) and gives Twilight fans a good variety of scenes throughout the second half of the final installment. Now for a breakdown of the glimpses of what we can expect to see in November and the possible corresponding scenes from the book.
Trailer opens with voiceover of Bella stating, “After 18 years of being utterly ordinary, I finally felt I could shine. I was born to be a vampire.” As the voiceover runs, we see shots of vampire Bella racing through the woods and her tell-tale red eyes. The quote is obviously adapted from Bella’s thoughts in the scene after she crushes a rock and really sees herself in the sunlight for the first time: After eighteen years of mediocrity, I was pretty used to being average. I realized now that I’d long ago given up any aspirations of shining at anything. I just did the best with what I had, never quite fitting into my world. So this was really different. I was amazing now—to them and to myself. It was like I had been born to be a vampire. The idea made me want to laugh, but it also made me want to sing. I had found my true place in the world, the place I fit, the place I shined.
An intimate scene with Edward and Bella appears with Edward commenting on how they are the same temperature.
My first impression of this scene is that this is right after Bella awakens and has a moment with Edward before they go hunting.
Bella and Jacob interact for the first time since she awakens and he expresses his surprise at how much she seems to be like her human self.
The scene shifts to Volterra with Irina reporting the alleged immortal child to the Volturi.
Edward and Bella with an infant-sized Renesmee and a blonde vampire, presumably Rosalie. With the proud-papa expression on Edward’s face, this could be the scene where Bella gets to hold her daughter for the first time since being changed.
We see Edward talking about how the Volturi think that he and Bella have created an immortal child. A visibly upset Bella states how Renesmee was “born, not bitten” and how “she grows every single day.” The scene shifts then to a heartwarming image of Edward picking up his obviously-non-infant-sized daughter, showing the love between the father and daughter, with Eleazar, Kate, another male vampire – presumably Garrett – in the room.
A quick shot of what could possibly be Aro’s response to Irina’s allegations against the Cullens appears.
Following a shot of the Seattle skyline, we see Bella walking down a hallway filled with humans and lots of twinkle lights. Then we see an envelope being passed to Bella, as evidenced by the ring on her hand. This is seemingly her visit to Seattle to meet with Jenks and her acquisition of the papers needed to spirit Jacob and Renesmee out of the country if needed.
A voiceover of Aro talking of the importance of maintaining their secret begins during this scene and he appears at the 39 second mark in a snow-covered clearing with a large number of other vampires in the background. It could be Aro talking with the witnesses brought by the Volturi or talking to the Cullens and their witnesses.
Meanwhile, back at the 38 second mark, there is a shot of Jane waving a finger at a small boy. In the background is a hut with a thatched roof. It is possible that this is the backstory of the Denali Sisters’ mother and the immortal child that she created.
40 seconds: There is a scene of what appears to be a vampire holding someone up against a wall by the neck. Lying on the ground is a guitar case. It isn’t clear in this shot who that vampire is.
Aro is seen in Volterra closing a large book and then we see Alice receive her vision of the Volturi’s decision to come after the Cullens and she drops the flowers in the vase. We can hear Jasper asking her what she sees, and then we see the Volturi marching across the snowy clearing as she begins to describe the vision.
Edward shares his idea of gathering witnesses and sharing the truth of Renesmee’s origin with them.
A gathering of the Cullen’s witnesses is seen in the snowy clearing with Tanya, Kate, & Garrett clearly visible in the shot.
We see Edward begging someone for their help. The Volvo is behind him and there is snow everywhere. We can presume that this is the Denali Coven that he is speaking to and that he travelled to Alaska to ask them for their help, as there is a shot of the Volvo speeding down a snowy road at the 50 second mark. This scene deviates from canon, as the Denali Coven arrived in Forks after Carlisle called them and asked them to come.
This is followed by shots of two male vampires, presumably Amun and Benjamin; a lone male vampire that appears to be Alistair; and the Amazonian vampires, Zafrina and Senna, agreeing to stand with the Cullens against the Volturi.
Jacob is seen commenting on the high number of red eyes among the vampires at the Cullen’s house followed by a shot including Garrett, Esme, Tanya, Kate, Eleazar, Carlisle, and Alistair.
We see a scene of the wolf pack running at full speed, seemingly giving chase to a vampire.
The Volturi, the Guard, and their witnesses cross the snow-covered clearing in an intimidating-looking formation.
Benjamin demonstrates his gift of influencing the elements for Carlisle and Esme with Kebi and Amun looking on. From the looks of the Egyptian-style building, it appears that we will see Carlisle and Esme travelling to gather more witnesses as laid out in the book.
1 minute 2 seconds:
The Cullens, their witnesses, and the Quileute Pack are assembled in the snowy clearing to face the Volturi.
There is another shot of two men in an alley with one getting slammed up against a wall. In this shot, it appears to be Demetri as the assailant in the scene.
There are then a series of quick shots of a vampire running through the forest, the wolves assembling, and then Edward and Bella in the clearing as the Volturi approach.
1 minute 8 seconds:
Another touching scene with Renesmee appears. We see Mama Bella tucking her daughter in for the night, telling her that she “won’t let anybody hurt [her]” and then kissing her on the forehead.
1 minute 10 seconds:
This is perhaps the scene that will confound many because there was no fight in the book. We see the Cullens and their witnesses charging toward the Volturi, who are racing toward the Cullens for a fight. With Stephenie Meyer as an Executive Producer on this film, there is no way that they would deviate this strongly from canon when she had a reason for the lack of violence in the book. There was the clue to the strategic, non-violent ending when Alice left Bella the note using the page from The Merchant of Venice. Readers needed to see that Bella was no longer the ordinary human that she once perceived herself to be, but an extraordinary vampire among other extraordinary vampires. In the Breaking Dawn FAQs on Stephenie Meyer’s website, she comments about the chess piece on the cover of the book being “a metaphor for Bella’s progression throughout the entire saga. She began as the weakest (at least physically, when compared to vampires and werewolves) player on the board: the pawn. She ended as the strongest: the queen. In the end, it’s Bella that brings about the win for the Cullens.”
I am of the opinion that this scene is one of Alice’s visions of possible outcomes based on their decisions and not the showdown that actually takes place with the Volturi. I have to say that I am impressed with the bad-ass-vamp-Bella face that we get to see at the 1:11 mark, though!
The teaser ends at this point, leaving all of us Twihards begging for more and wishing that November 16 would hurry up and get here.