Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie review

 The final installment of the Twilight saga hits theatres

by Tatiana Ramirez
Health and Sports Editor 

Bella, Renesmee, Edward, and Jacob are the four main characters in Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Summit Entertainment/Courtesy Photo)

Breaking Dawn Part 2 hit theatres nearly a year after the release of it’s prequel, Breaking Dawn Part 1 (BDP1), and takes place right after BDP1’s horrific ending. Shortly after giving birth to her daughter Renesmee, main character Bella Swan joins her husband Edward Cullen in becoming a vampire. The movie follows her transition and the consequences as well.

This is the final installment of the Twilight film series and I have to say, it definitely exceeded my expectations, which was easy since they were already somewhat low. I really liked that the writers added a bit more humor into this one, and I found myself, along with the rest of the theatre, laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I also liked the fact that we no longer had to watch the awkward love-triangle between Jacob Black and Edward Cullen, and that there were more happy and light scenes compared to the prequels.

The acting in some of the previous Twilight movies always left me feeling awkward and embarrassed for the characters, but that was not the case in this one. Now that Bella is a vampire, Kristen Stewart’s acting really shines compared to her post-transition acting. There were some moments in the movie where the acting was not as great, but it got the overall story across and followed closely with the book’s plot.

Those who are not Twi-hards may scoff at all the hype surrounding this movie, but it incorporates several themes that you may not pick up on. It covers the importance of communication when a vampire develops a misconception about Bella’s and Edward’s child. It also includes loyalty, something that has been incorporated into the past three movies as well, as we watch the relationship between Jacob and the wolf pack develop.

I really enjoyed this movie because it brought in so many new characters, the most notable being Mackenzie Foy, who plays Renesmee. And after 3 weeks in theatres, I’m sure it’s safe for you to watch it in peace sans the Team Edward and Team Jacob fangirls. Enjoy!

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