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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two (2012)


Rated: PG-13

1 hr 5 min

Staff Writer: Alison Nitsche

So Twilight has come to an end, and although it’s not nearly as depressing as when the Harry Potter series concluded, it was a bit sad experiencing this last movie of the vampire saga.  Breaking Dawn Part Two was surprisingly pretty okay, but please allow me to explain how I am using the word “okay” here.  Compared to the other Twilight movies this film is a contender for the best film in the series, but if one were to compare this film to any other movie, Breaking Dawn would probably only receive a “meh” approval, if not worse.

Because part one of Breaking Dawn was so awful, I did not have high hopes going into the second part.  That being said, part two was a huge turnaround from the previous movie (it definitely couldn’t have gotten any worse right?).   All around the acting was below average, but I’m sure all viewers have come to this realization a long time ago.  No one sees any of the Twilight films expecting one of the actors to win an Oscar.  Occasionally Kristen Stewart narrated to provide an explanation as to what was occurring during certain scenes, which I can’t make up my mind as to whether it was a good or bad thing.  Either way, this narration is probably helpful for people who have not read Stephenie Meyers’ books.

The one part I loved about this film was the end.  Now, I haven’t read the books in several years, so I don’t remember exactly how everything is supposed to play out.  But there were some great things the director chose to do during the climatic vampire battle.  I’m 99% sure a few scenes from this fight were not in the book, but I could be wrong.  Regardless, everyone in the audience (all 10 of us) gasped.  This was a welcome shock because it’s hard for movies that are based off novels to hold any surprises.

The cheesiness of Breaking Dawn Part Two is of course just as bad as the preceding four movies, but by now this should not come as a surprise to anyone.  I must admit I liked this film even though I feel guilty for it. Don’t let your hatred of the other Twilight films deter you from seeing this one; go ahead and finish the saga even if that means renting the DVD when it comes to the redbox.  Just don’t be prepared for a spectacular movie and you won’t be disappointed.

Rating: 7.5/10

“I have to get out of here!”  –  (this is probably what everyone thought while sitting through Breaking Dawn part 1


2 thoughts on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two (2012)

  1. I really enjoyed this movie…..being introduced to all the “family witnesses” was fun, and the fight scene was the BEST. I do agree that the acting is not Oscar worthy, but as the Twilight Saga comes to an end, I enjoyed them all. But then again, I’m just a middle aged mom!

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