“LOS ANGELES — "Breaking Dawn" is causing some moviegoers to tremble — and not in delight at the sight of a shirtless Robert Pattinson.
The penultimate installment of the “Twilight Saga” series of vampire movies — which opened Nov. 18 — has reportedly caused seizures in at least two audience members.
Roseville, California, resident Brandon Gephart claims thatthe film’s birthing scene — which in addition to graphic gore contains blasts of blinding light — triggered an incident when he attended the movie, causing him to convulse.
Gephart’s girlfriend, Kelly Bauman, tells Sacramento station CBS 13 that Gephart suddenly began convulsing during the scene. Gephart claims that he blanked out, and only remembers waking up on the theater floor. According to Bauman, he was “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe.”
Gephart, who was transported by paramedics to a hospital emergency room, is seeking help from a specialist.
Meanwhile, a Utah woman told Salt Lake City’s ABC 4 News that her husband experienced similar symptoms while viewing the movie last week.
When the birthing scene came on the screen, “(My husband) started mumbling and he was blinking on and off with his eyes at that point. I was kneeling in front of him slapping his face.”
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he has no memory of the incident.
"I didn’t really remember what happened after that. I think I blacked out. According to her, I was shaking and mumbling different noises," he said.
Moreover, when they returned the next day to retrieve the man’s cell phone, they were told that another audience member had experienced the same thing.”
Warning: Reports of Breaking Dawn Part 1 being a good movie have been circulating. These reports are false and could be hazardous to your health. In case of over exposure to Twilight fans or movies, see your physician or most available Harry Potter DVD immediately. Thank you, that is all.
When I posted it, I didn’t think for a moment that it would get so many people this angry. I’m sure that lady did not give her baby a real tattoo! It would be immoral and illegal on so many levels! Hopefully you possess enough self control to not actually contact child services or any other law official. Although I personally think putting even a temporary tattoo (especially one that stupid) on a young baby is less than great parenting, I’m sure no harm came to the baby.
“But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband’s hands — and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining to her husband that she’s incredibly happy even though he injured her, and that it’s not his fault because she understands he couldn’t help it in light of the depth of his passion — that’s profoundly irresponsible.”—
Totally agree with this. Meyer doesn’t actually depict the sex scene itself, and can you imagine if she had? “Edward’s hands on my throat almost choked out my breath,” “his grip on my wrists almost made me cry as I looked up into his beautiful, perfect face,” etc….Lots of readers would be really alarmed at this being Bella’s first sexual encounter, and with good reason.
It’s one thing to have a bruise or two afterwards when you’re experienced in sex—maybe because you indicated to your partner that you like it rough—and another thing to look really beaten up after losing your virginity on your wedding night.
By eliding over the actual sex, ostensibly to be more “appropriate,” Meyer effectively normalizes abuse in a way that’s really inappropriate.