Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 disappoints

For the past four years, stars Kristen StewartRobert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner graced film screens everywhere to emulate the love story author, Stephenie Meyer created based off a dream she experienced one night. That story has finally come to an end, and the reviews for the latest film, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ are mixed. The final film in the mega hit franchise is centered on Bella (Stewart) and Edward’s (Pattinson) half human half vampire child, Renesmee (portrayed byMackenzie Foy). One day Bella, Jacob and Renesmee are outside catching snowflakes when vampire, Irina (portrayed by Maggie Grace) spots them and reports to the Volturi-the most powerful coven of vampires- claiming Renesmee is an immortal child. The Volturi destroy immortal children because of their destructive past. Bella, Edward and the rest of the vampires and werewolves have to devise a plan to convince the Volturi that Renesmee is not a harm to the outside world and she is in fact a mortal child. Can the Cullens save their newest kin or will the Volturi be too strong and powerful to defeat?

‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ was a bit of a disappointment. Being a fan of the books and viewing the last four films in theaters, the final film that was more hyped up than ‘Twilight’ felt as if something was missing. Not exactly sure what, but it felt empty and quite short.
The acting fortunately gets better every film, but that isn’t saying much. Bella is finally a vampire and no longer the meek and weak Bella; she is actually the strongest of the Cullens due to being a newborn vampire. Stewart removes her twitches and stuttering and is actually quite enjoyable to watch, especially now that Bella is a blood thirsty vampire. Everyone in the film is mediocre acting wise; unfortunately these films dwell so much more on story than on anything else. The acting in these films along with the CGI and graphics were always weak. The wolves look decent, but are obviously unreal. Then there is a battle scene and two vampires leap up into the air and collide, that also looks very artificial. Renesmee as a baby is computer generated, which not only looks fake but almost creepy.
In conclusion, Twi-hards will appreciate the last and final film of the ‘Twilight Saga’ franchise because it stars their favorite characters in the last chapter of a story they love. ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ is only recommended to Twilight fans, and people that love fantastical stories with unrealistic graphics, mediocre acting and a saga that is only really great in the books.

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