Movie Review: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part Two – T.G.I.T.L.O.

November 19th, 2012 at 8:19 am by under THRS Movie Reviews

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I know T.G.I.T.L.O. may be confusing.  Let me be clear: Thank Goodness It’s The Last One!!  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part Two hits theaters with the rising tide of the past three films whipping fans into a frenzy of anticipation.   Slightly different story for most critics, and unfortunately, I’m one of the “most”.

Directed by Bill Condon with a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg and based, of course, on the novel “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn: Part Two completes the trilogy of novels on film that have had fans choosing sides for years.

When last we left our vampire and wolf friends, Bella (Kristen Stewart) had married Edward (Robert Pattinson), allowed him to make her immortal and given birth to a baby while Jacob (Taylor Lautner) stood by.  In Part Two, Bella wakes up and meets her baby named Renesmee who is now growing at breakneck speeds.

Before long the clan learns the Volturi are on the way, and they come up with a plan to cull the slaughter the Volturi are sure to bring.  The plan brings the random-est of vampire-types from the far corners of the globe.  Suddenly there are Germans, Revolutionary War soldiers, Tribal Women, and more descending on the mountains of the Northwest.

The acting is ridiculous.  I actually felt like Stewart’s acting has gotten worse through the series.  There were some scenes that were just laughable.  Lautner and Pattinson aren’t much better.   The cast and direction are par for the course we have seen before.

There is one scene that will have fans and non-fans cheering.  Fans won’t see it coming (it’s not in the books!) and non-fans who haven’t read the book won’t see it coming either.  It’s a great twist in an otherwise predictable storyline.

Twihards will just love it and find it to be the most amazing thing.  The only real explanation for for me on this is that they are so in love with the characters (most from falling in love with the books) that it clouds judgement.


PG-13 for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality, and partial nudity. 

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