Film: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 (U/A)
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
We only wish this final installment of The Twilight Saga came before the Harry Potter Series wrapped up — it would have at least led to a more satisfying summation of that long and much-loved tale. That said, getting back to the point, Breaking Dawn 2 is beautiful to say the least.
From wide pan shots covering that beautiful scenery to exquisitely crafted scenes loaded with good performances — this, to several of us who watched the final installment, was the best of the four part series, that’s finally over.
Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is now a vampire and seemingly her ability to digest and synthesise human blood for energy has made her a better actor. There are several scenes in the film where fans of the franchise will be shocked to see Kristen emote a range of more than three practiced emotions — she deserves an applause.
Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) continues to be pretty and manages to pull off his grieved self very convincingly. The man seems to have been made for scenes where he can almost-whimper and whisper sweet nothings. He is the master of the art of making a blood-thirsty vampire remind you of a very feeble, pretty, docile hamster — just perfect for all his female fans in the theatre.
Breaking Dawn 2 belongs to Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). He is adorable from the word ‘go’ and his imprinting of Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) is one of the most beautiful parts of this film. He managed to turn something so creepy into something really warm and we love him for it.
That said Breaking Dawn 2 is like the perfect conclusion. Most of the characters make appearances in some part of the film and the final conflict between the Volturi and the Cullens and their supporters will keep you at the edge of your seats. Like the other movies in this series, the script however is stolen mostly by the smaller performances. As always, we just couldn’t seem to have enough of the angelic Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen, and in this movie too, she makes an impression to last. She’s like the Hermione of Twilight.
What really makes this movie the most watchable of the series, however, is the introduction of several new exotic characters. We did see references to India in one scene, but the family that (we assume) is portraying the Indian connect seem really distant from what we’d consider Indian vampires to be like. (Yes, we’ve thought about that too, and in detail, mind you!). The zillion (we’re exaggerating) new characters come with their personal stories and we suddenly meet new friends and new relatives, and it’s all really exciting.
Anymore leads and we’ll be revealing the story too much and so, we’d rather you watch the film instead.
All we’ll say for now is sit around for the end and watch a wonderful montage of all the smaller actors we’ve seen during the series and like always, some beautifully chosen and placed music.
The Twilight Saga is finally over and fans will let go, satisfied and happy that Edward and Bella continue to live and love each other and that finally, yes finally, the adorable Jacob has also found love. We wish all stories ended like this one.