Review: Breaking Dawn: Part Terrible
If you’re a fan of “The Twilight Saga” like I am, I’m sure you’re heartbroken that the end is finally here. It’s our last time to see Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner (along with an on-screen PG-strip scene that will make mothers and daughters scream) one last time together on the big screen, and the end of the book series we’ve all been hanging onto since the film adaption hit theaters in 2008. Even though “Breaking Dawn” was my least favorite novel in the series, I was satisfied with the movie. Well…the first part of it, anyway.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” which came out Nov. 16, brings up the rear of the movie that left us on a cliffhanger with last year. The movie starts out with Bella showing us how she sees the world with her new vampire vision. We get to see her feed and (unfortunately) sparkle—that was the first time I cringed. Bella’s incredible self-control surprises the entire Cullen family and it quickly becomes known that super self-control is her new gift. Then, we get introduced to the new Cullen: half-vampire, half-human (completely computer-generated—cringe again) baby Renesmee. Through some horrible dialogue and a scene in the movie between Jacob and Bella where I laughed more than I listened, Jacob finally tells Bella that he’s imprinted on Renesmee. When Alice has a vision and tells Bella the Volturi are coming for Renesmee, whom they think is an immortal child, the story (finally) picks up from there.
The movie was subpar on graphics, dialogue and even the twist that the trio bragged about in their television appearances did nothing more than piss the audience off. Introducing twenty new vampires probably wasn’t a great idea, either—it was hard to remember their names and backstories. The only character that the audience seemed to love was Renesmee as a child (played wonderfully by Mackenzie Foy of “Hawaii Five-O”).
Altogether, I’ll give the movie 6.5 out of 10.