The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Review

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2   


Starring: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning, Jackson Rathborne, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Xavier Samuel


Directed by Bill Condon


Rated:  PG-13

Run Time: 115 mins

Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Romance/ Thriller



Opens November 16th


By Lisa Minzey of The Reel



In the 5th installment and final of the Twilight Series, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are now parents of a baby girl and Bella is a full blown vampire. Now their world is perfect, except for Jacob (Taylor Lautner) imprinting on their daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) and the vampire clan the Volturi learning that Bella and Edward have a child. The very existence of Renesmee can put the Cullens and the rest of the vampire world at risk, which the Volutri see as a risk they are unwilling to take.

Now Bella, Edward and the rest of the Cullens must assemble as many witnesses as possible  to confirm that Reneseme is not a threat, but a blessing to their existence or fight to the death trying. Will Bella and Edward be able to protect their family or will their love story end in tragedy, just like a Shakespearean play?


I have to admit that Breaking Dawn is my favorite book out of the series. As for the films, I honestly haven’t been a fan due to the abundance of amateurish acting and Katherine Hardwicke’s poor start of the series. With that said, I genuinely enjoyed Part 1 of the film, but Part 2 was only subpar. They did get a few things right as it did not deviate too far away from the book and they ended it with an additional scene that was not in the book that should appease the male viewers that get dragged to the film. It wasn’t until this film that I noticed how ridiculous the dialogue was from the book, but still found it amusing to hear it performed on film. The first scene of where Bella is hunting in the forest to feed was too campy in my opinion as the running seemed like it was out of a late 1970’s tv show. The fight sequence was choreographed well, but again the special effects were lackluster. The FX artists did manage to get the sparkle on the skin and Bella’s shielding effects right. The most moving part though had to be in the credits where the look of the book and the film met, creating a beautiful wrap up to the last 5 films and ending the trilogy nicely. Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens in theaters nation wide Friday November 16, 2012.