I must admit, the movie version of the Twilight series started off, well… pretty awful. I mean in the first movie Edward and Bella literally laid in a field for 2 hours. It was totally lame and Kristen was probably the most awkward human being on the face of the planet (it’s possible this is still true). Luckily, us Twilight book readers still supported the movie, and the Twilight Saga literally rocked the entertainment world with its crazy fans (deemed the name Twi-hards) and their support no matter how the movies were. More so, the movies did make blockbuster figures and had huge hype. It’s obvious these aren’t Oscar worthy films by any means, but the Twilight movies are all about the fans and their love for the Stephanie Meyer’s series of books. And by this last movie in the Saga, I think that the movies almost somewhat caught up with the greatness of books… almost!
Being a fan of the books first, you can’t eversuggest a movie will do it justice, but I must say, I was impressed with the writing and the effects of Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Bella encompasses everything a true vampire beauty has, and I have to admit I was finally at least a little impressed by Kristen Stewart’s acting. Still, the weird and awkward vampire love scenes are only enough to laugh at, but the rest of the movie was pretty entertaining between vampires ripping each other’s heads off to protect Bella and Edward’s half human, half vampire daughter Renesmee who was being hunted by the Volturi, a.k.a. the creepy ruling family of Vampires.
I have another confession: it’s been so long since I have read the last installment of the Twilight series book that I was literally shocked with the climax of the movie; completely not remembering how the story went. At first I thought I was loosing my mind having not remembered the biggest part of the book, but come to find out afterward, the movie is actually different from the book! They actually added an entire scene, but the results are all accurate to the book in the end. That’s Hollywood for you, but it did make for an intense and epic battle that had you on the edge of your seat… no, really, I am being serious!
All in all, if you aren’t a Twilight fan, don’t worry about seeing this unless you plan to (or are forced to) watch the other preceding movies as it won’t make any sense, but if you were a Twilight book fan, but a skeptic of the movies before, your mind will probably change after Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
G.I.A. Rating: 6.5/10
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 115 Minutes
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