I’m glad the team behind Breaking Dawn Part 2 made the last movie in the Twilight Saga worth-watching, at least not just for those who have read the books (I have not) but also for those who have watched the series since the first film.
The movie continues the love story of vampires Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and his wife, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), as they face the consequence of bringing forth a half-vampire/ half-human child into the world. With the help of Bella’s friend, the werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), and Edward’s family of vampires, the Cullens, they would have to deal with the Volturi, the enforcers of the vampire laws. Would they survive their confrontation with the most powerful coven of the vampires? That’s what the audience has to find out.
The movie is one of the best in the series. It astounds visually. Its sound moves the scenes; I find the music used is more appropriate for the scenes. The movie has great cinematography. The opening sequence is very stimulating to the eyes, and it is just the start of a great visual feast. Supporting actors such as Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning give top-notch acting despite the limited time of their characters onscreen. What about the lead actors? Let’s just say they did just fine.
What disappointed me in the movie is its lack of pacing. It started out right from the last scene of Breaking Dawn Part 1 where Bella Swan was turned into a vampire. Right from that, the movie lost its footing, making some in the audience (like me) bored until the most awaited climax. I forgive the editor/ director for that, though, because the climax is epic and the ending gives so much to the audience who has faithfully watched the Twilight saga right from the start. The montage in the end surely brought memories of the last four movies, and this is enough reason for the fans to laud the movie for being true to what it wanted to give: a world of fantasy and a story of romance about humans, vampires and werewolves.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie rating by the pondering movie fan: 3.5 out 5