PG) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Running Time: 115 Minutes.
1 and a half stars out of 4.
The Twilight Saga based on the best selling novels by Stephenie Meyer, has been very successful commercially, but not critically. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner are back in the title characters in what feels like an unnecessary and very forgettable finale. Breaking Dawn Part 2 picks up where Part 1 left off. Bella is now a vampire, and has a daughter named Renesmee with her new husband Edward. Renesmee is an immortal child(half vampire, half human), and is growing very fast. The Volturi think that Renesmee is a human, bitten by the Cullens to become a vampire. They want to meet with Bella and the Cullens, and kill them for betraying the vampire law. Breaking Dawn Part 2 is nothing interesting, and is not entertaining, and the grand finale which features a twist, is very disappointing.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 is not much better than its predecessor Part 1. Also, nothing happens in this film, which makes the viewer very bored, and only entertained by screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg's laughable dialogue. The performances are only so-so, with Kristen Stewart delivering her best on screen twilight film performance, and the supporting cast not doing anything out of the ordinary.
The main problem with Breaking Dawn Part 2 is that there is no reason for this film. This easily could have been added to Part 1 and saved the audience from sitting through another one of these TWILIGHT SAGA films. Also, nothing happens and just as things start to get interesting, something happens that changes everything(in a bad way.)
The best part of Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the epic final battle scene that is about 20 minutes long, but is alot of fun too watch, and features some great choreographed action sequences.
As for all Twilight films, Breaking Dawn still has the very cheesy green screen effects for when Bella and Edward are running, and has laughable dialogue such as "Snow flakes are hitting the ground."
This is a film that is not horrible, but its biggest problem is that it is not entertaining, and frankly boring. As many critics have said, it will only satisfy the Twi-hard fans, and leave the rest of us underwhelmed for what was promised to be an epic finale.
For many people, the twist at the end worked, but for me just fell like a cop out of what I had seen. It was a risky decision for director Bill Condon and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, and I give them credits for doing it, but at least for me it did not work.