After four years, the Twilight saga finally comes to an end. For the Twi-hards, the first bite seemed like it was just yesterday. For us, however, we have to admit that we’re just glad that it has concluded. If you thought that the big KStew and Rob Pattinson drama will leave “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” in shambles, well, think again.
In this installment (and those who have read Stephenie Meyer’s books would know), there is no more tug of war in the form of “Team Edward” versus “Team Jacob”. Why? Because Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) is now a newborn vampire – a newborn complete with her very own newborn. Yup. She’s a mother to (fast-growing) baby Renesmee.
Needless to say, Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) is the father. Leaving Jacob “Jake” Black (played by Taylor Lautner) no other choice but to “imprint” Renesmee.
Oh you know, since Bella is now cold-blooded and out of the question and all.
Yet, the whole imprinting issue (as creepy as it may seem) is the least of Bella’s and Edward’s problems considering the fact that the vampire rulers, otherwise known as the “Volturi”, are now after their family and basically the entire coven or anyone who chooses to take the Cullens’ side.
Reason? They’ve mistakenly thought that Renesmee was a product of a child who has been turned into a vampire.
Note: A child who has been turned into a vampire is called an immortal child. One that can singlehandedly cause great damage with the smallest of tantrums.
But Renesmee is not an immortal child, of course. Oh, only a hybrid (half human, half vampire) that could be equally as powerful.
Seriously though, storyline aside, one thing you’d definitely notice movie is actually the way it opened. And by that, we mean the jarring opening sequence. To be honest, for something that has been in production for so long, you think they could afford to spend a little more time on it. Maybe the cheesiness was intentional, to numb down all the high expectations from the audience?
Also, we understand that by nature of the story being set mostly in Forks or the snowy mountains, that there needs to be some CGI but was there really a need to CGI baby Renesmee? CGI that was obvious, at that. Very obvious. On the other hand, all of that was quickly forgiven (the CGI baby part) and the actual Renesmee (played by newcomer Mackenzie Foy) soon greeted us with a cherubic (and a whole lot more realistic) smile for the very first time.
And boy doesn’t Dakota Fanning look like she’s all gorgeously grown up (complete with bloodthirsty eyes and all) playing the role of the very powerful, very ruthless Jane?
In terms of filmmaking, we honestly thought that it could’ve been more fine-tuned. We did, however, fall in love the epic battle scene although it was just Alice Cullen’s (played by Ashley Greene) projections/future predictions. Still, it was good enough to satisfy us! Plus, it was nice to “meet” the rest of the vampire coven.
So, if you really, really want us to make the call on whether this is worth catching in the cinema or not, we say go for it. It is the end of the saga anyway:
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And don’t worry – all’s well ends well. Nobody gets seriously hurt.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” will be released in a cinema near you on 22nd November 2012 (Friday). For more information, visit the official movie website.
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