Swathwood movie review: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Published 4:39 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2”
3.5 stars out of 5 stars
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Adventure, drama romance

This is the moment all the Twihards have been waiting for, the final installment of “The Twilight Saga.” After five years and five movies, the franchise has had its ups and downs, and the final movie does not disappoint.

When we last saw Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan, Edward had just turned her into a vampire in order to save her life.  Giving birth to their child, Renesmee, killed Bella Swan the human but birthed Bella Swan, the vampire. It also, thank god, killed Bella Swan the boring, whiny, lightning rod for monster love and birthed a better more- amusing-to-watch Kristen Stewart.

The second part picks up with Bella opening her eyes and beginning her life as a vampire. As a vampire when you wake up for the first time, of course, you are thirsty, so she goes on a hunt with Edward to find blood. Running through the forest and finding animals, she encounter a deer, but she can smell fresh human blood from miles away. This scene was just “bloody” awful. Looking at the background, you can see how fake it looks.

After one of the vampires finds out Bella has a child, she went to the Volturi believing the child was not immortal. The Volturi must be sure that the child is immortal so no laws are broken.   That is what this part is all about. As a Twilight fan, I know most people love the books. For the most part, this movie stays true to the book.

The first 30 minutes are slow just like the majority of the saga, but finally the friends of the Cullens are brought in from around the world. Seeing all these different-cultured vampires and all their different powers and abilities was amazing.

Who could forget about Taylor Launter and his huge fan base for Jacob Black?

This is the first movie where I feel he really showed his true character and emotion. Bravo to him.

This is the best of the movies: The scene where Alice and Jasper return to Aro with proof that Renesmee is immortal is, in all honesty, one of the best scenes from any movie this year. There is a huge twist here. This messes with your mind and also offers a hilarious laugh from Aro.

Twihards Katelyn Phillips and Katelyn Mueller agree fans of the books may or may not like the huge twist.

So this is good-bye to “The Twilight Saga:” through a few terrible films, a few OK ones and this final brilliant one.