SPOILERS: 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2' Gets Off To A Fierce Start
The ongoing promotion of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 has produced some (pleasant) surprises, including Robert Pattinson’s racy jokes at Comic-Con 2012. The latest to surface are spoilers from a sneak peak of the first seven minutes of the film, which reveal Kristen Stewart’s character Bella ravaging a mountain lion. What?
Attendees of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 panel at the San Diego Convention Center were privy to the full first seven minutes of the much-awaited Twilight sequel, in which the recently turned Bella comes to grips with her new vampiric appetite. Director Bill Condon was not present, but instead sent a taped message in which he delivered the news to an expectant crowd. “Instead of showing you a couple scenes from the movie,” he teased, “we’re just going to show you the first seven minutes.”
A wise decision. In the first scenes, Bella opens her bloodshot eyes and peruses her surroundings with the heightened sensitivity of an unliving creature, but before she gets to see her half-vamp baby, Pattinson’s Edward sweeps in to take her hunting. Looking like something out of a whimsical magazine shoot (blowout included), Bella scours the forest for prey, almost devouring a mountain climber before Edward effectively stops her. Still hungry, she contents herself instead with a mountain lion, digging her teeth into its flesh in midair and feasting on its rests on the ground.
Here’s to hoping that the rest of the film is as exciting as its first seven minutes.
Breaking Dawn: Part 2 premieres in the U.S. on November 16, 2012.