Film
“Breaking Dawn: Part 2” Has An Epic End
By LaDale Anderson
Nov 15, 2012 - 7:00:21 PM

HOLLYWOOD—It is the moment that twi-hards across the nation have been eagerly waiting for.  The final chapter in the popular “Twilight” series “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” has arrived.  Now that both “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” are over what novel franchise will gain control?  How about “The Hunger Games,” but we’ll save that discussion for another time.

 
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Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) and Edward (Robert Pattison) in "Breaking Dawn: Part 2."

 

“Breaking Dawn: Part 2” picks up where the last chapter left off with Bella (Kristen Stewart) nearly dying while trying to give birth to her daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy).  Lucky for her, her knight in shining armor Edward (Robert Pattison) saved his bride from eternal damnation.  Bella is embracing her newfound glory as a vampire exceptionally well.  Quick speeds, everlasting life, that craving for blood, by the way did I forget to mention she’s a mom also.  It was a bit difficult watching Stewart on the screen portraying the role of mother to a little tot, but it works.  Those who have read the books will be engrossed with the sappiness that takes place during the first portion of the movie. 

 

For those not familiar with the books and being dragged to the theater by their tween daughters, they will enjoy the epic climax that takes place on a wintery front.  The backdrop of the epic finale is beautifully captured on film by director Bill Condon.  It is on this snow front where vampires from across the globe bond together to fight off the vicious Volturi, an elite group of vampires that determine the laws in the vampire arena. Aro (Michael Sheen) is the head of the group, with Dakota Fanning as his trusty sidekick, who has eyes that will slice people in half.  The fight sequence is well put together and weaves a tantalizing spell that will keep audiences pleased. 

 

There’s nothing like seeing vampires with differing ideals go toe-to-toe to prove a point, I forgot to mention werewolves are involved also.  Jacob (Taylor Lautner) provides countless glimpses of being shirtless that will leave female fans swooning in the theater seat.  That ongoing love triangle between Jacob, Bella and Edward has been an ongoing arc in the series since the second chapter.  I will not spoil the ending for viewers, but most will be pleased with how this vampire love-fest concludes.  It does end on a happy note which may leave audiences wondering if the franchise will return in the near future.

 

Expect “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” to break box-office records this weekend at the multiplexes.  While this may indeed be the final chapter in the series, I have an inkling that in due time a reboot or new chapter to the franchise will be introduced to audiences.  



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