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New Breaking Dawn Posters as Bland and Unoriginal as Expected

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Part of the reason I’m such an avid movie buff is because of the fantastic artwork that was used to promote films back in the day. In many instances a film’s poster was more imaginative and inspired than the film it was marketing (right, Ice Pirates?) – but with such awesome poster art you wouldn’t dare pass up a chance to see the film. But this?

In the case of the cinematic Twilight franchise, it’s all so paint-by-numbers. There’s nothing about this artwork that promises anything beyond the dollops of angst that rendered the last three films stagnant bores. Or maybe the marketing folks behind Breaking Dawn know exactly what they’re doing. From a financial standpoint things certainly aren’t broke so there’s nothing to fix. But these are lazy pieces of artwork that really tell us nothing about the film – or why we should care.

Then again, with hordes of teenage girls itching to line up already, they probably don’t have to. Dig the posters below, and then keep scrolling. I’ve included a spectacularly unsettling piece of fan-made artwork as well which, had it been real, would’ve had me ready to settle in amongst the tweens for a midnight show this November.

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

Part 1 of Breaking Dawn is slated to be released in theatres on November 18, 2011. Part 2 will follow a year later on November 16, 2012.

Synopsis:
The highly anticipated fourth installment of The Twilight Saga, directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 reveals the mysteries of this romantic epic that has entranced millions.

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child… which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).

With more of the romance, passion, intrigue, and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse worldwide blockbusters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book series, begins the conclusion of the tale of vampire love, boundless friendship, acceptance, and finding your true self.

Stephenie Meyer is a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The translation rights for her four Twilight novels have been sold in nearly 50 countries, and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide. Her books have been on the bestseller list for over 142 weeks, and counting.

The first of a two-part adaptation, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner star.

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Matt Serafini

Author (Under the Blade, Feral), slasher movie enthusiast, N7 Operative. Plays games, watches movies, reads books. Occasionally writes about them.