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The astonishing conclusion to the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. -- (C) Officia... read more read more...l Site

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PG-13, 1 hr. 55 min.

Directed by: Bill Condon

Release Date: November 15, 2012

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DVD Release Date: March 2, 2013

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  • April 17, 2013
    Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a mediocre end to a mediocre series.

    100 minutes may seem like a brief run time for a story of this caliber, but it definitely feels longer. Supposedly, the first 75% of the film serves as a buildup for the massiv

    ... read moree finale, but it turns out to be tedious and uneventful. Then the finale comes and it is a tad underwhelming.

    The violence is toned down brutality with no blood in sight, while the CG is passable. There is a bunch of it in the finale, but epic the battle is not.

    For the most part Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are stale and monotone. Taylor Lautner is a little better. Ashley Green and Martin Sheen are the lives of the party, but they can only do so much.

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 brings closure as needed. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  • March 23, 2013
    Check in at 3/27 for my review.
  • March 19, 2013
    A really good series, and an absolutely perfect ending to the movie franchise. I don't care what the critics, or those lamebrains at the Razzie awards, say...the Twilight series have been very enjoyable. I enjoyed all the movies immensely, and I am sorry to see it finished!
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    March 17, 2013
    This is the conclusion of the "Twilight" series(well until they remake or come up with something else. As far as this series goes, this is probably the best of the bunch, but it's still a bad movie. I only say that because a lot of people lose their heads(literally, but there i... read mores no blood and it looks bad). I know, I know a lot of people love these movies, but I'm sorry they just aren't that great. The acting is terrible, the plot is weak, the effects are cheap, and they just don't seem to go anywhere. "Breaking Dawn Part 1" was really the only one that advanced anything in the series and "Part 2" is ends it with kind of a whimper. I'm sure that there is a good movie that can be made out of this series, but in my opinion it hasn't happened yet. Kristin Stewart is just as bland as a vampire as she is a human, and the rest of the cast is just as bad. The only real reason to watch this, is if you have watched the rest of the movies, just to see how it ends(and it's a weak ending). Otherwise just ignore it, and wait for the reboot.
  • March 3, 2013
    "Breaking Dawn Part 2 is in my opinion, the best made movie of the bunch. If your not a fan of the books, there is no way you will enjoy these movies fully. Well, even being a fan of the books you may not enjoy these movies fully. The first Twilight film was bad. The actin... read moreg, directing, and the writing. The second one was much better. I know most found it boring, and I see their point. But if you had read the book and then seen the movie you would have gotten how extremely close Chris Weitz got the movie to the book. I thought David Slade did a great job with Eclipse. Eclipse was my favorite book and had been my favorite movie of the bunch. That was until this one. I've seen these actors in other films, I know they can act. But only when given the right material and the right director. Which is what they got with this movie and the one before it. Bill Condon was able to make everything better. Even getting the best performances from the actors then any of the other directors were able to. The ending was and will be a surprise for those who read the book. It was completely different. But it was different in a good way. If only Stephenie would have written it that way to begin with. I like the book the least out of them all. So to see the movie bypass the film, well that's an accomplishment for the director and the screen writer. If your a fan of the books and these films then you will love this movie. If your one of the many haters these books and films have, then pass it."
  • February 23, 2013
    'Bella' awakens to her new life as a vampire, her eyes now glowing red and her complexion pale and delicate. She picks up things she has never noticed before, her senses alive and super charged for the first time. Her vision has pinpoint accuracy, her hearing detects the tinyest ... read moresounds and her agility is now superhuman. She runs off into the forest with 'Edward' to experience her new vampiric abilities. As she sprints through the trees at top speed, she sees nature in all its beauty, like never before with her new vampire vision. Everything can be seen in slow motion, the insects flying, the flowers blooming, she can hear various small wildlife buzzing, clicking and calling.

    Yes, nature and its creatures seen and heard for the first time perfectly in all their glory, beauty, majesty...and then she rips out its throat.

    The big finale to the epic 'Twilight' series finally dawns (hehe) upon us, the limp tale continues from where it left off. Unfortunately this means we go straight back into the vampire soap opera we had to put up with in the last deary installment. Its not as bad as the last film in that sense, at least this time we have 'Bella' getting used to her new vampire skills and scowling EVEN more than normal. On the down side we still have 'Jacob' sexually frustrated because he can't do it doggy style with 'Bella' and lots of average young actors with lots of poorly done heavy face makeup.

    The effects are still pretty damn ropey all the way through, the CGI is near laughable in most sequences with terrible special vampire skill sequences of super speed. The wolves look like cartoons and characters look like ragdolls when knocked about in the air or where ever.

    Worst new effect must be the new born child, was that thing CGI? it bloody looked like it. Jesus that looked eerie, I think it was either a fully CGI baby or a real baby with a CGI face! good god!, no wonder everyone thought it was evil.

    The plot on the whole is much more interesting than the last film, overall this film is better than the last as that was terrible. Its all just a prolonged build up to the big fight at the end, but even that isn't entirely as it seems. Anyway the fight has been talked about a lot but frankly I don't see why. Sure its probably the best thing in the entire franchise but its hardly worth waiting for. Plenty of heads being ripped off and arms torn from their sockets whilst vampires and wolves go down in a flurry of sparkly action, but in no way is any of it original or really exciting.

    I thought the whole bit about gathering vampire friends from around the world quite amusing, basically a recruitment montage. Its fun but highly generic and cliched, the amazonian female vampires in their tribal outfits, never thought Egypt would have vampires, one bloke from the American Revolution period who doesn't shut up about it (you'd think he would have let that go after a few hundred years) and the hilariously cliched Irish vampires complete with flatcaps, scarfs and dowdy, drab clothes that looked like poor labourers.

    I've said before this franchise isn't as bad as many say and I will still stand by that. The first film was OK, second was fair and third was a bit better than them both, best not to talk of the pointless fourth. Yes the film is still chock full of sulky looking younglings, cheesy ass panto style makeup, lots of brooding, lots of dialog about things only the book readers will know of (or if you can remember from the last films, I couldn't), characters that pop up outta nowhere (I lost track), vampires that look and dress like pupils from 'Hogwarts' and of course Miss Stewart doing her best grimacing/pouting ever!

    As you can guess the fans will love and probably mums with their daughters too. The franchise was always just an excuse for mums/daughters/teen girls to see some fit firm young men in very very soft acceptable porn, tastefully done of course. I'm sure its close to the source material and it has been good in places but it is a weak romantic tale really, drawn out over five films.

    And what is the deal with 'Jacob'? the dude isn't romantically involved with 'Bella' anymore, but he still wants it doesn't he, doesn't he?. 'Bella' still keeps him around why? for threesomes? just to look at his nice body? to abuse him?. He gets a raw deal if you ask me, he gets to babysit their kid and generally be a dogsbody forever whilst watching 'Bella' and 'Edward' get it on. Maybe he likes that?.

    This final episode is like the first three, its average and just about kept my attention although the originality of the original is of course long gone. A nice end credits sequence ties everything up in a sweet lovable girly bow, but will we see more of this supernatural heartbreaker? or is it indeed finished...forever?.
  • February 18, 2013
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  • January 10, 2013
    It was entertaining enough that I finished it but irritating enough that I kept on wishing they'd done a better job at finishing the saga. It just felt that there was a lot of standing around and looking hot instead of real dialogue and plot. But what can you expect?
  • December 28, 2012
    Literally NOTHING happens.
  • December 20, 2012
    With a plot only a Twilight-mother could love, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is unintentionally one of the funniest movies of the year, to the point where any sane moviegoer would suspect that most of the scenarios here were played for laughs and parody.

    The Pl... read moreot: After the birth of their half-breed daughter Renesmee, Bella and Edward must go on a good-will tour, asking for the help of other vampire friends in order to protect their daughter from the evil heads of the Vatican...I mean, the Volturi. But laughter ensues as the "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" quickly turns into a twisted episode of The Munsters: mommy and daddy are vampires and the daughter is dating a werewolf.

    OK, so if you enjoyed the final novel in Stephenie Meyer's series, word on the street is that you'll enjoy this installment the best. This might have something to do with Bill Condon being the first director to fully embrace the campiness of a world predicated on werewolf pedophilia and unprotected vampire sex, and also creating the most visually off the wall adaptation yet; with no regard to the viewing audience. But for every non-Twihard out there, "The Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn- Part 2" will stand as one of the worst films of the year, in a series that has only gotten progressively worse.

    Why this is clearly the worst film of the series: The film begins with Kristen Stewart doing her best mountain lion impression as she crawls along the forest floor, hunting a deer, and only goes downhill from there. I'm not going to bore you with what you already know, a la this film contains a wealth of bad acting from the likes of Stewart, who should never work again, Taylor Lautner, who probably will never work again and Rob Pattinson, who throughout this movie couldn't look more ready to be done with the series (although Michael Sheen does give an eccentrically interesting performance as Aro). What I will be addressing here is the cornucopia of other problems which make this film almost unwatchable. Just a heads up, some of my points will contain plot spoilers, so skip to the "Final Thought" if you are still planning on watching this "film".

    1.The vampire v. werewolf conflict, which was maybe the most interesting aspect of these films to begin with, is all but done here. In fact, the plot encompasses more of vampire on vampire violence, where the werewolves play a submissive afterthought. Ok, I understand that this non-conflict is part of the story, and it may not seem like a big deal to some, but let me tell you, it doesn't lend itself well to any novice half-way interested in any of the prior storylines.

    2.This movie contains some of the worst special effects of any big budget film (yes, including "The Green Lantern") in the past decade. I won't bother to touch on every terrible CGI fiasco which occurs here (the vampires running effects, the vampires leaping tall buildings in a single bound effects or the laugh out loud tearing of people heads off effects) for fear of rambling-on more than I already am. But that doesn't stop me from asking the one question that is on everyone's minds. What's up with that baby's face?! When Renesmee is an infant, while it is obvious that a real baby is used, for some reason her face is completely computer generated, with half-assed CGI at that. The baby's face is so obviously fake, extremely creepy and immensely distraction that it is sure to haunt your dreams long after you've left the theater.

    3.There is pretty much one human in the entire film and he is an idiot! The human I mention is Charlie Swan, Bella's father. The issue with him in this film is not necessarily the character himself, but the sloppiness in which he is almost written out of the story. When we first see him, he is obviously concerned for his daughter, since he doesn't know if she is dead or alive. When he finally sees that she is all better, with what looks to be a one year old infant in her arms, he seems to be brimming with questions. But when he demands answers from Bella, and she dismisses him (this would make more sense if you saw it) Charlie does what any worried father would do, he accepts the fact that she can't tell him anything and leaves her with the vampire family.

    4.From a bland joke about the Loch Ness Monster, to all of the laughable monologues, the script contains some of the worst dialogue outside of an ABC Family show. And must mention that about 50% of this movie consists of dull voiceover narrations from Stewart and Pattinson, attempting to either explain back-story, introduce new characters (which there are many) or simply explain what is going on in the scene.

    5.The ending is a copout. Now, I don't want to give too much away for the few who still want to watch this, but there is a final battle sequence that occurs (FINALLY!!!) which in turn is the best part of the movie. And is absolutely ruined by a twist ending, which comes off as nothing more than a convention to soothe any crying teenagers not ready to witness a violent movie about dreamy vampires.

    6.One word: PEDOPHILE. Imprinting is a huge aspect in the novels. If you don't know what that is, "it's an involuntary mechanism by which werewolves become unconditionally bound to somebody (i.e. a soul mate) for the rest of their lives." Thank you Twilight Wiki page! The problem here is that throughout past films in the series, imprinting has been equated to not so much finding a soul mate or becoming someone's protector, but more so finding a mate or lover. So, when Jacob (Lautner) imprints on Renesmee with implications that he is in love with a child, visually it comes off as gross and super creepy, at the very least. Truthfully, at any moment I was expecting Jacob to yell, "You can't leave, Bella! I'm in love with your baby!"

    Final Thought: I'll stop there and not even get into the troubling subplot pertaining to infants being burned alive, only because I wish to limit the amount of hate mail I get. If you didn't get it by now, this movie was so hard to sit though that I wish somebody in the theater had popped my head off about ten minutes in. And for everyone who wants to defend it by saying the points that I have just made aren't applicable here and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is a good movie, because it is a pretty accurate adaptation of the novel (excluding the ending) then all I can say is, if the final novel is anything like this movie, then it must suck too.

    Written by Markus Robinson, Edited by Nicole I. Ashland

    Follow me on Twitter @moviesmarkus

Critic Reviews

Bruce Diones
December 3, 2012
Bruce Diones, New Yorker

A feast of ripe dialogue and bloodsucking action. Full Review

Richard Roeper
November 19, 2012
Richard Roeper, Richard

The fifth and final entry in the historically successful "Twilight" franchise is the most self-aware and in some ways the most entertaining. Full Review

Bilge Ebiri
November 19, 2012
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

If anything, this series has gotten dumber and more inert as it has progressed, with this last one finally reaching over into an extended wallow in camp. Full Review

James Berardinelli
November 18, 2012
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

I'll probably never understand the popularity of the Twilight movies. They're haphazardly assembled adaptations of awful books. Full Review

Peter Travers
November 16, 2012
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

You're going to hear a lot about Breaking Dawn Part 2 being the best of the Twilight movies. That's like saying a simple head cold is preferable to swine flu. Full Review

Glenn Kenny
November 16, 2012
Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

The 'Twilight Saga' has no upmarket aspirations. Seeking neither critical applause or peer-review awards, these movies, like those of Tyler Perry, seek only to provide unabashed satisfaction to those ... Full Review

Guy Lodge
November 16, 2012
Guy Lodge, Time Out

A riotous showdown ... finds an absurdly ingenious way both to preserve and subvert the contentiously passive climax of Meyer's novel. Full Review

Mick LaSalle
November 15, 2012
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

It's a movie so dull you might start yanking on your own head after about an hour. Full Review

Stephen Whitty
November 15, 2012
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

After the laborious exposition of "Part 1," "Part 2" is able to reap the benefits, tying together some disparate threads and providing real action at the end. Full Review

Dana Stevens
November 15, 2012
Dana Stevens, Slate

The very title Breaking Dawn, Part 2 hints at what the movie, sadly, reveals to be the case: The Twilight franchise has overstayed its welcome. Full Review

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