The first teaser trailer for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” aired last night on MTV’s Movie Awards show and we were treated to scenes from the wedding, the honeymoon, and Bella’s pregnancy. Let’s break down the trailer and take a closer look at the goodies that Summit shared with fans:
The Summit logo emerges as in other films. In keeping with the logo artwork already released, it is red emerging on a black background.
A woman delivers an envelope addressed to “Resident” to Aro. He opens the envelope in the presence of the woman, Marcus, and Caius to reveal an invitation to the wedding of Isabella Marie Swan and Edward Anthony Masen Cullen in Forks, Washington. We see Aro grinning as he reads it.
We know that an invitation was sent to the Volturi because Aro sends Bella a wedding gift in the book. Obviously, we do not know what the Volturi reaction is because the books are told from Bella’s point-of-view with the exception of the Jacob POV during Bella’s pregnancy.
In contrast to Aro’s grin, we see Charlie Swan sitting at the kitchen table with a can of “Vitamin R” looking rather melancholy as he holds his invitation in his hand.
We from the books that Charlie is not overjoyed with his 18 year-old daughter getting married. On page 19, Bella talks about how Charlie was furious with Renee because she didn’t flip out about the engagement as he thought she might. She goes on to note on page 20 how Charlie “moped around the house , muttering things about not being able to trust anyone in this world…” I imagine that this is one of those moments.
Renee Dwyer checks her mail and receives her invitation. She grins and saunters back into her home waving the invitation in her hand. We know from Bella’s account on page 19 that “Renee had unexpectedly immersed herself in wedding plans. She’d spent several hours a day on the phone with Edward’s mother, Esme.”
We hear Billy Black call out for Jacob as he storms out of the house, tossing his invitation onto the wet ground. He strips off his shirt as he takes off running and phases. Billy rolls out of the house in his chair and calls out to him to no avail. We know that a scene similar to this one occurred from the passages at the end of Eclipse after Jacob opens the invitation that Edward sent him against Bella’s wishes.
Billy Black picks up the invitation that Jacob tossed to the ground and reads it. At 51 seconds we get a good shot of the invitation. We can also see that the invitation used in the movie is different from the invitation that Jacob describes on page 627 of Eclipse:
“It was some heavy, stiff paper. Expensive. Too fancy for Forks. The card inside was the same, too done-up and formal. Bella’d had nothing to do with this. There was no sign of her personal taste in the layers of see-through, petal-printed pages.”
We see a shot of Edward waiting at the altar with Reverend Weber and Carlisle. Rather than holding the wedding inside of the Cullen home, it is outside with wooden garden benches, instead of chairs, lined up like pews in a church and flowers everywhere. The scene and the floral design is very similar to what Bella described on page 48, with the exception of being outdoors:
“For a brief second, I was distracted by the profusion of white blossoms that hung in garlands from everything in the room that wasn’t alive, dripping with long lines of white gossamer ribbons. But I tore my eyes from the bowery canopy and searched across the rows of satin-draped chairs – blushing more deeply as I took in the crowd of faces all focused on me – until I found him at last, standing before an arch overflowing with more flowers, more gossamer.”
We see a shot of Bella’s hand hooked through Charlie’s arm as he walks her down the aisle. We see the engagement ring (which looks slightly different from the one in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”). We also get a glimpse of her dress and her bouquet.
We see the back of Bella’s head as she heads down the aisle. We see the braids that Alice instructed Rosalie to do on page 43. There is also a diamond and sapphire comb holding her veil in place. I believe that it safe to assume that this is the gift from Charlie and Renee to Bella, although the comb definitely has more of a bling factor than the ones that Bella described. On page 46, Charlie and Renee present Bella with a pair of silver combs with sapphires that belonged to her Grandmother Swan as her something old:
“Inside the box were two heavy silver hair combs. Dark blue sapphires were clustered into intricate floral shapes atop the teeth.”
1 minute 1 second:
We see Edward standing at the altar, looking dashing in a tuxedo, and smiling like a love-struck fool. Carlisle and Esme are standing to his left and we also get to see Carmen and Eleazar of the Denali Coven.
1 minute 7 seconds:
We get to see a shot of Bella looking up at Edward’s face while standing at the altar. Edward’s back is to the camera. She has a rather intense look on her face, so perhaps Edward is saying his vows at this moment.
1 minute 12 seconds:
There is a shot of the Rio, showing the city and the ocean. There is a voice-over of Edward saying to Bella, “No measure of time with you will be long enough.”
1 minute 14 seconds:
With the voice-over continuing, we see Bella and Edward on their honeymoon, dancing and enjoying a street festival in Brazil.
1 minute 15 seconds:
There is a shot of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. This statue was also shown during “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” when we saw Edward crushing his phone in the hovel where he had been staying.
1 minute 17 seconds:
A shot of a secluded beach on an island appears. I believe that it is safe to assume that this is Isle Esme.
1 minute 18 seconds:
We see Edward above Bella in a bed. Does this really need any further elaboration?
1 minute 19 seconds:
Edward’s hands crush the top of the headboard. We learn of the broken headboard on page 109:
“I’ll have to by Esme a new bed frame,”he confessed, glancing over his shoulder. I followed his gaze and was shocked to see that large chunks of wood had apparently been gouged from the left side of the headboard.
1 minute 24 seconds:
There is a scene of Bella and Edward kissing in a pool at the base of a waterfall on Isle Esme. It’s hard to determine whether Bella is wearing a bikini top or not from this shot, as her hair is down and covering her back.
1 minute 27 seconds:
We see Demetri toss the woman who delivered the invitation to Aro across the room.
1 minute 29 seconds:
We see Edward watching Bella sleep while on their honeymoon and he kisses her on her head.
1 minute 30 seconds:
We see a clothed Jacob in the woods and he turns to glare at someone. Could this possibly be the moment he breaks from the pack and assumes his own alpha status?
1 minute 32 seconds:
Edward turns to look behind him with a shocked and horrified look on his face. He goes after Jacob and throws him against a wall. From the looks of things, it appears to be in the Cullen home. At a closer glance, we can see that it looks like Edward has something that looks like blood on him. Perhaps we can deduce that this is after he has delivered Renesmee, bitten Bella and started her transformation, and then learns of Jacob’s imprint?
1 minute 36 seconds:
Bella is standing in front of a mirror, turned to the side, with her shirt pulled up as she examines her baby bump. At the 1 minute 39 seconds mark, she turns away with both hands on her stomach and says, “That’s impossible.” (This is consistent with Bella’s account on page 124.) We can also see in the photo that she is only wearing her wedding band and not the engagement ring and wedding band.
1 minute 41 seconds:
Bella gasps and winces in pain while her hands are on her belly.
1 minute 43 seconds:
A freaked-out looking Edward is standing in a bathroom (notice the handtowel to the right of the screen), presumably staring at Bella.
1 minute 44 seconds:
Bella takes a breath while still holding her belly and looks up, presumably at Edward while standing in the bathroom. This scene is consistent with the account found on pages 123-125:
Edward’s stare seemed glass, as if he couldn’t see me anymore.
I twisted my torso back and forth, examining it from every angle, as if it would disappear in exactly the right light. I ran my fingers over the subtle bulge, surprised by how rock hard if felt under my skin.
“Impossible,” I said again,…
A vampire who was still frozen on the floor with no sign of ever moving again.
While we got several glimpses into some highly-anticipated scenes like the wedding (or the headboard crushing), there are many things of which we did not get an early look. Here are a few of the things that I am looking forward to seeing that were not included in the trailer:
- Bella’s Mercedes Guardian that Edward gives her as her “before” car when her truck finally dies
- Bella and Edward’s talk with Charlie
- Edward’s “bachelor party” with Carlisle, Emmett, and Jasper when they give him the sex talk
- Alice fitting Charlie for his tuxedo and sticking him with pins.
- BELLA’S WEDDING DRESS!!!
- the wedding reception and Edward’s disgust with Mike Newton’s lewd thoughts of the bride
- Bella meeting the infamous Tanya and the rest of the Denali coven at the reception
- Rosalie feeding Jacob food served in a dog dish
- a very pregnant Bella
- the birth scene
While we may feel like the teaser trailer gave us many spoilers, there is so much more yet to see. For instance, we never got a full shot of what Bella’s wedding dress looks like. There really isn’t much contained in this trailer that we don’t already know from simply being fans of the original source material. The main difference is the visual interpretation on the screen as opposed to what we envisioned in our minds. Note that there weren’t any scenes with CGI in them other than the shot of Jacob phasing. As you might recall, Summit took a lot of slams after the “New Moon” teaser was released with the early iteration of what the wolves looked like phasing. It seems that they learned their lesson from that and have left out any major CGI such as the pregnancy and birth scenes.
This trailer gives us an idea of what will be covered in this installment – a wedding, a honeymoon, and an unexpected pregnancy. In my humble opinion, it absolutely served its purpose – to keep the fans’ interest and to keep the excitement level up until the movie is released.
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