The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2, directed by Bill Condon, and staring Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart comes to its final chapter. As the story comes to a close I was both entertained and relieved that finally, after all this time, the last movie gets it right!
The astonishing conclusion to the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakes -- as a vampire -- from her life-threatening labor, and her newborn daughter, Renesmee, proves to be very special indeed. While Bella adjusts to her new state of being, Renesmee experiences accelerated growth. When the Volturi learn of the baby's existence, they declare her to be an abomination and sentence the Cullens to death. Bella, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and the rest of the clan seek help from allies around the world to protect their family.
Who would have thought, that after all this time, Kristen Stewart can actually act! I was about to give up on her, Odin it was rough, but she pulls off the best acting job of her career to date! It only took five of the Twilight movies for the gal to hit her rhythm, but she finally does and for once I actually enjoyed watching her play Bella.
As we dive into the last edition to the saga, we jump head-first into the world of the vamps. Bella has a lot to learn, but with Edward *le sigh* and all the Cullens backing her, we soon see just how far this newly turned gal can go. It's great fun for a movie, with very few dull or laggy moments. Some classic lines are lifted directly from the pages of the book I feel in love with, thrown in to keep all the long-time devoted fans satisfied. The last film gives the book lovers the most accurate movie experience of the books by far.
With the Volturi out to take down the Cullens, our yellowed eyed vamps have to call in all the friends they have from around the globe. Who will stand against a power house of evil vamps, and who will run and hide? After all the damn blood between the vamps and wolf packs, can they finally all be united for the greater good? You find out!
By far this film was the most enjoyable of the series for me since the first. This film had a sampling of some real action, humor, and drama that kept the pace of the story moving along very smoothly. As icing on the cake, there was passion and love between our eternal pair that reaffirms what this whole journey has been about. While the last three films seemed to lack that spark that first sucked me into this world, the finale keeps both movie watchers and fans of the books satisfied.
A nice homage to everyone involved in the saga at the very end and while it's sad to see it get put back in the coffin, I think we're all thankful for the ride.
Getting 4 'lion & lamb' Sheep