The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
The image of monsters has fascinated me for a long time. In the classical era, creatures like vampires, demons, and the dead were seen as a thing of evil. The fear they created became their greatest weapon. It was up to us to face that fear and find a weakness. It was all about becoming a good hunter. It wasn’t until came up with the idea of showing a different side of a monster; an emotional side. Many stories, especially Frankenstein, expresses that monsters have feelings and thoughts about life. These stories are fascinating as they all are great metaphors for mankind’s prejudices. These actually give a reason for these creatures to hind in the shadows of the Earth until they are discovered again.
Vampires are something people go crazy about. It’s because they represent an erotic darkness that makes everyone vulnerable. That’s what makes Dracula one of the most terrifying images in literature. Going back to that trend of emotional sides, one set of stories that has taken up the world by a storm is the Twilight series. For those that have been living under a rock, the series concerns a high-school girl who falls in love with a vampire, only to be thinking about a werewolf as well. The final movie of the series has finally arrived with the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Following up from the last movie, Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) has woken up after nearly dying, giving birth to her baby daughter. But something is actually different about her; she has become a vampire. Immediately, Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) starts teaching her how to control her new powers of super speed and almost indefinite leaping/flying. Now as two vampires, they can live happily ever after right? Nope. In order to have a movie, there’s gotta be some conflict somewhere.
Bella’s new child Renesmee is growing at a fast rate and becomes the image of a ten year old in a matter of months. When Bella is out walking with her, another vampire named Irena spots and immediately runs out of sight. She goes to the Volturi, which I guess is the vampire police and royalty, and mistakenly reports that the new child is an immortal child. Because these people are so stupid, Aro (played by Michael Sheen) leads an attack to kill the child. Upon hearing that the Volturi are coming, Edward and Bella round up as many friends as possible to help defend their child and prove that love is strong.
I’ve never been a fan of the series, so I didn’t expect much out of this. Now I can say that this is better then the last, but that doesn’t make it a good movie. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is over melodramatic and is filled with too many poorly written characters. What I did like was that many scenes were funny (only because they were so over the top). Plus I will admit, I liked how the final battle was filmed and the twist ending took me by surprise.
I’ll give this three Bella’s tackling a mountain lion (the scene that made me burst laughing) out of five. I’m glad that this franchise is finally over. The Twilight series is nothing more then candy for young teenage girls. I hope that most of them can look back at this when their adults and laugh. This movie is an amazing example how becoming too dramatic can be pretty funny.