The final part of the Twilight saga officially hits theaters worldwide today. Breaking Dawn part 2 had a lot of expectations as it marked the end of a long and enjoyable vampire era. As a self-confessed Twilight fan, I was looking forward to this film as it wrapped up the entire series. Having read the book, I was not expecting any surprises… but boy was I surprised.
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The film took an expected twist with its ending, where Alice literally engulfs the audience into her mind – showing a massacre like no other. In the cinema that I was watching this film, the audience was very vocal about their emotions, therefore you can imagine the shock and surprise at the various intervals.
Breaking Dawn part 2 is by far the best and most well-thought out films in the series. It surpasses expectations and takes the story to a whole new level. I was pleasantly surprised by the impeccable direction and execution of the action, especially with regards to the final scene of the film when Aro and the rest of the Volturi arrive for a vampire showdown with the Cullen clan.
And Honestly Speaking…
The acting trophy can easily be handed to Taylor Lautner for this film as his co-stars aka robot 1 and robot 2 displayed zilch emotion or expression. Kristen Stewart’s expression-less acting was a major fail for the entire Twilight series, and this was only amplified when she finally became a vampire. Her failure to exude emotion as a mother was shocking, making the concept not believable on film. Kudos to the writers for their attempt to make her sound interesting, and even funny, but it was not very successful since she did what she always does – put on a vacant expression.
I’d give Robert Pattinson 5/10 for effort on his part. He has been the vampire who helplessly fell in love with a human yet their love is hardly believable on film – yet alone in real life. His acting was a bar higher than Stewart’s, making him runners up for the acting trophy.
The Good News…
Despite the robotic acting of the fake first-time parents and them facing danger in light of recent events, the film is surprisingly good. I sincerely did enjoy this film as it faithfully depicted story line whilst simultaneously taking on a unique identity. One of my favorite parts was when the vampire massacre occurs towards the end of the film as it was directed to perfection. Another aspect of the film which was well thought-out was the selection of Renesme’s character. Her baby version, as well as child version, is exactly as readers had imagined her, making her a good choice for the part.
Since I was into the Twilight books before the films even got made, I found it almost necessary that I go watch each one in the series. However, I can see why these films will be amazing for twihards (Twilight fan) only. The final film is an all-encompassing and complete closure to the Twilight series as it takes the books and translates them onto film in a creative yet faithful way. I would definitely recommend the film to anyone who is a Twilight fan, or has seen all the films as it provides great action packed entertainment.
OrganisedClutter Rating: 7/10