Review: Breaking Dawn: Part 2
I have been a fan of vampire, werewolves and the fantasy supernatural genre since the days of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Being a book lover, I read the first “Twilight” novel, but disappointed in the books. After seeing the film adaptation of “Twilight” I fell in love with Hollywood take on the book. Of course, “New Moon” was a bit of a snooze, but other that all the other films were a solid 8 star rating. Going into the finale movie of the saga “Breaking Dawn: Part 2? I had unsettling feelings because I loved “Breaking Dawn: Part 1? so much that I was unsure that this one would live up to its first half.
The movie is breathtaking the pick up right where the left off from the last film, and new vampire Bella has to go hunting for food. Although, Kristen Stewart is not one of my favorite actress she was stunning in this picture and showed her acting skill. She made us see the difference between shy and reserved human Bella, and strong and confident vampire Bella. While, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner did a fantastic job in their roles of Edward and Jacob, Kristen stole the show and was the focal point of the film. The story was fast pace and action scene were not boring. The romance scenes were tasteful instead of being overly sexy.
There is a twist at the end of the film that the writers did a fantastic putting in a twist that was so utterly out of blue; viewers will not even guess that there is a twist until it has revealed. The ending was subtle. There was no hidden ending or colossal goodbye dance season as so many excepted there was just a classy ending that wrapped up the saga nicely. The cinematography was incredible. The camera angles were divers and camerawork took center stage during Bella and Edward’s love scene.
As for the effects, there were a lot more in this picture than in other “Twilight” film beforehand. There were a lot of remarkable effects especially during the battle scenes. However, every film has its downfalls. I enjoyed the interdiction of new characters and seeing them interact with one another, but the movie talked little about the character Alistair. His standoffish unfriendly nature was intriguing, and I thought that the writers would go more into depth with that, or at least make him less cold. Also, the book explained that Jasper and Alice’s powers could work on Bella because her shield only works against mind powers. However, in the movie it as though no power can affect Bella. They should have gone a bit more into depth about her shield ability, yet I understand that there is only much that can be done in two-hours.
The film was a brilliant ending to this remarkable story, which we’ll remember for years. I must give recognition to the best aspect of the feature, after the ending scene there was a special tribute to all the actors, whom stared in the 5 part saga. From Rachelle Lefevre to Dakota Fanning; it was a lovely way to pay acknowledgment to all the actors that brought the story to life.
“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb” – Edward Cullen
*Credit for the photo used in this article goes to DeviantArt Artist Stephen67.*