Movie Review: Breaking Dawn part 2 (+trailer)

By Yani Nicholson, 16


Seven years on and the Twilight fantasy series has come to a close.

In 2005, the release of the novel Twilight resulted in a worldwide craze, which was further fuelled by the movie adaptation of the series in 2008.

Fast-forward to present day and the saga ends with the final instalment - Breaking Dawn: Part 2.

This film is the second part of the finale, depicting the very end of the fantasy.

Although it may not be the choice for typical movie-goers, Breaking Dawn: Part 2 is crafted for devoted fans.

The plot chronicles Bella's (Kristen Stewart) transition into a vampire after nearly dying in childbirth, only to be saved by her immortal vampire husband Edward's (Robert Pattinson) blood.

With the arrival of baby Renesmee, their clan expands to three.

Despite being the focus of the film, baby Renesmee's abnormal growth rate means throughout she is played by a number of digitally altered children until she is of age to be played by Mackenzie Foy.

This obvious use of special effects somewhat detracts from the authenticity of the role.

Half-human, half-vampire Renesmee - conceived prior to her mother's immortality - is responsible for the drama within, after capturing the attention of the Volturi.

Believed to be an "immortal child", calamity ensues.

With both the supporting and main cast growing into their roles, this scenario is believable and aids in the creation of tension during the shock twist near the end.

This clever turn leaves the audience very surprised and is one of the highlights.

The credits bring a fitting end to the conclusion of the saga, with each significant cast member from the series visually acknowledged in a fitting farewell from a fantasy series that sparked hype worldwide.


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

(M), 130 minutes


Rating: 3 / 5


 

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