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Twilight’s last film sparkles | Movie Review | Aran Kirschennman

By Aran Kirschennman

Years after the first Twilight Saga film flooded theaters with exuberant fans of the bestselling series, the last installment, “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” has finally come out.

While the opening night crowd at one theater wasn’t as filled with fans as the first film, they were very energetic and eagerly cheered for their favorite characters and were engaged with the film.

The final film begins with Bella emerging after her transformation into a vampire and discovering her new self. She and Edward Cullen are still married and now have a unique, half-human half-vampire daughter. Conflict soon surfaces as a visiting vampire mistakes their daughter for a forbidden vampire child and alerts the hostile vampire authorities, the Volturi.

One of the most enjoyable parts of this film is the introduction of many new characters. The Cullens recruit other vampires from around the world. These new characters create more fascinating dynamics and the incoming vampires often have unique and intriguing special powers.

The film had a great and surprising twist in the story, which truly caught people off guard and put most of the audience into audible shock. The film was also action packed due to the plot’s conflicts and Bella trying out her new vampire skills.

Many aspects of “Breaking Dawn Part 2” were improvements over Part 1. It was not as gruesome and revolting as part one. However, there were quite a few slow parts, which could have been filled with scenes from the book.

Bella and Edward’s daughter, Renesmee, often looked clearly digital and not very real, especially when she was a baby. There weren’t many scenes of her, and the film never really revealed her personality.

The film ended with a montage, tied into the plot, of Bella and Edward’s love story which concluded the saga very nicely. Although the film had its slow moments, it also had a significant amount of riveting and amusing ones as well.

Devoted fans of the Twilight Saga will not be disappointed with its ending in “Breaking Dawn Part 2.”


Aran Kirschenmann, 16, is a contributing writer for the Bellevue Reporter and a Junior at Bellevue High School. You may reach and connect with her on her Facebook page “The Young Critic.”

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