The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part 2
SYNOPSIS: In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakens transformed – she is now a mother and finally... a vampire. While her husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) delights in her beauty, speed, and uncommon self-control, newborn Bella has never felt more alive; and the destiny of her best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) has become entwined in that of their exceptional daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). The arrival of a creature so rare cements an extended family, but will soon ignite forces that threaten to destroy them all.
With more of the struggle, romance, passion, mystery, and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 international blockbusters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 concludes the universally adored tale of love, family, courage, empowerment, and destiny. Based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling book series, the novels and films constitute a full-blown cultural phenomenon with a dedicated global fan base that has eagerly awaited each installment.
Lot of red eyes around here...
Yes there is and none newer than Bella Swan, or should I say Mrs. Edward Cullen. The love story, the adventures, and the glistening in the sunlight continue in this epic conclusion to the Twilight series and what a series it was. Recently we bid a sad farewell to Harry Potter and now we witness the ending of another hugely successful series, Twilight. Did I just mention those two in the same sentence . . . wow, please forgive me. Joking aside, the Twilight series has its share of avid followers and big time haters but if you take it for what it is and what demographic it’s meant for and appeals to, then you might realize that it’s not bad at all. These are well made movies about a love story with a twist, with a relatively talented cast, decent special effects, pretty good action and suspense, and a plot that will keep you tuned in. With this final episode, we get a good conclusion that satisfies. With adorable Renesmee in the picture now, we evolve from a powerhouse couple to a cute family. But what is Renesmee . . . human, vampire, both, neither? The story and plot are pretty good with good twists and turns and very good build up toward an epic battle that never . . . well, it’s epic. As the overall series reaches its peak, so does the action as you would imagine. With the involvement of a lot more vampires, we get the treat of seeing a lot more of these special gifts that they have. Special effects help with that aspect, and for the most part, they are pretty good. There are some moments of cheesiness in the special effects department though. Another aspect of the series that remains intact and peaks with this finale is the sexiness factor. Now that Edward and Bella are married and they are both vampires, well, you can imagine. And of course, there’s always Jacob.
Overall the movie was thrilling and exciting. There was no doubt that the audience in general thought so per the many shouts and screams that filled the auditorium throughout the film. I don’t recall ever hearing an audience get so loud during a movie. It actually added to the experience. The intensity of this conclusion is the biggest contributor to the point that it helps make the performances seem better. Visually, however, baby Renesmee and young girl Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) totally steal whatever scene they’re in with their mesmerizing cuteness. Okay, okay, I’ll admit that Kristen looked pretty good too with those red eyes. Director Bill Condon did a good job concluding this larger than life movie series. No regrets here.
By Cine Marcos
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