Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Review - 3 Stars

The final installment of the vampire romance gets a much needed jolt of energy:  a battle to the death with some twists designed to make Twihards gasp. I understand the finale isn’t in the books but it sure helps the movie.  Kristen Stewart embraces her new life as a vampire with Robert Pattinson.  At the end of part one, fans know Kristen has given birth to a half vampire child.  Kristen dies as a human and wakes up a vampire.  Her half human half vampire child gets the attention of the Volturi, those gothic looking people in the long robes who rule the vampire world.  We know they’re coming to pass judgement and possibly eliminate the little girl so the plot revolves around protecting the child.  Protection gives Taylor Lautner a role in the child’s life and the film finale, and yes not only does he take his shirt off but also this time around takes his pants off too.   Some of the prior “Twilight” movies have seemed wooden and kind of silly.  This one gives the franchise a good exit and should satisfy fans.  Does it deliver what it promises?  End of a successful franchise.  Is it entertaining?  For fans.  Is it worth the price of admission?  If you’ve seen the four previous episodes you’ll certainly want to see this one.