The dawn is here

In 2008, the craze began with the first Twilight movie. I never heard of Twilight before that. I didn’t know about the book series. That’s not surprising because I don’t like to read, but as the craze spread I had to see this movie. I watched it and for some reason I liked it. I did have a crush on Kristen Stewart, but there was something else about it. I decided to read the books. When I finished, I felt as though I accomplished something because I never read books, but that doesn’t mean the books were good.

Because I love movies and this is a movie website, I’ll defend why these movies are awful. People criticize the movies all the time without looking at the source material. I read the books and was never surprised that these movies suffered from the source material, but that wasn’t the point. The books, like the movies, provided an entertainment value similar to that of Harry Potter.

After a little bit of jet lag, the series is finally over and not surprisingly the best part of all the movies came in a part that strayed from the books.

I’m really not sure what I can say about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II that’s any different from any other movie in the series. The acting was awful aside from Billy Burke (Charlie). Charlie is easily the most likeable and relatable character in every movie. Taylor Lautner had the worst lines in the movie. They were so awful that they were laughable.

In all honesty, this movie was horrible until it threw the audience for loop that truly saved the film. It was really cool because nobody saw it coming. It wasn’t in the book and it went down as the greatest part in a Twilight movie. It surpassed the fight scene in Eclipse, which was my favorite of the movies and before the scene in Breaking Dawn Part II was my favorite scene of the series. Oh by the way, the fight in Eclipse wasn’t in the book either.

SPOILER ALERT!!!!

Because of the frontloadedness of these films, you’ve probably seen this movie and if you haven’t yet you probably don’t care, so why not discuss the twist in the film? But again, just in case…SPOILER ALERT!!!!

When I read Breaking Dawn, I thought people would die. I definitely thought Carlisle was going down. However, none of that happened and everyone lived happily ever after. THE END. Well, that was kind of boring. I hoped they would deviate from the book in the movie and add a fight scene. I never thought it would actually happen. Then I sat in the theatre and Aro ended up holding Carlise’s head. My jaw dropped. A huge battle scene ensued. Characters died left and right, some more important than others and no death was more satisfying than Jane’s.

HOWEVER, Aro was simply using his power of seeing other people’s thoughts on Alice, who can see the future. Aro saw what would have happened if the two sides fought. It was very clever and strayed from the book without changing the ending. It saved the movie and was easily the best part of the entire series.

I also enjoyed the credits that acknowledged every Twilight charatcer in the series.

END OF SPOILER ALERT

THE BOTTOM LINE: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II started off awful, but was saved by its twist ending. However, it still fails to make this entire series worth it.

I’ll give The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II 2 out of 5 cups.

  

As of Nov. 25, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II made a domestic total of approximately $227 million versus a production budget $120 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II has a rating of 46% at Rotten Tomatoes while users at the Internet Movie Database gave it 5.9 out of 10 stars.

To see the movie trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II, click here.

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