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Film Review – Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2

Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephanie Meyer
Cast: Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Robert Patterson, Mackenzie Foy, Ashley Greene
Genre: Vampire Fantasy
Venue: Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall Cine 4
Rating:***(Out of 10)

Our favourite vampires are back and this time Bella is a mother vampire who fights anyone that stands as a threat against her half immortal, half mortal daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). Bella Cullen (Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Patterson) gather other vampire clans to protect Renesmee from false allegations that put the family and the whole clan at risk of an altercation with the Volturi that can end death.
The Twilight Saga finally comes to an end and not just any type of ending. It is definitely unexpected but it certainly is not exhilarating. As much as the end is awful I must say the plot of the final part of the saga is really good. After fighting many obstacles to stay together in the previous instalments of the Twilight Saga, Bella and Edward have to protect something that is even more precious to them than their love, – their newborn child, in a world where vampire children are forbidden.
I will be honest, I don’t like the ending much as the Cullen’s live happily ever after despite not being able to defeat the Volturi.
The director wants to make you believe that there is this huge fight scene, heads getting ripped off bodies, earth shattering stunts, and then nothing. It’s nothing but a view into the future of what would have happened to the Volturi if they had not listened to Alice’s (Ashley Greene) warning about the safety of Renesmee. If the fight scene were real it would have given the movie more oomph, because watching a fight scene and then realising that it was nothing but a figment of one’s imagination is nothing but a buzz kill.
Well, there are some good parts or at least a good part in the movie. By that I mean the hunky Jacob (Taylor Lautner). He does not disappoint, and this is not an appreciation of his acting skills but an oggling of his fab abs when he removes his shirt. His acting ability has been given enough praise already and it has become a bit boring to talk about them anyway. When I say he didn’t disappoint, I’m talking about the dramatic undressing scene that makes one say “my, my, my” thank God they did not forget that important detail, that cherry on the cake in the Twilight Saga.
Overall this latest film of the series is a semi-awesome flick, not too dramatic but a little low on romance which is a little disappointing for Edward and Bella fans. However it does leave one wondering what happens next after the Cullen’s happy ever after. Will the Volturi come back after them, will the two have more children?.
It is too short and sweet. The film runs less than two hours which is not what I expected of the final instalment of the Twilight Saga. I expected more fight scenes, real ones, more romance and less sadness from Edward and Bella. Their characters have been sad throughout the entire Twilight Saga so one would expect some sunshine in their acting but it remains dark. The last scene where Bella reminisces about the couple’s past and then afterwards declares her undying love to Edward, redeems the movie.
I’m not saying its a pile of nonsense. It is befitting of the title of one of the best vampire series to have ever graced the big screen, but the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn finale is not the ending that most Twilight fans like me were hoping for.

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