So it all finally comes to an end. I've never been an admirer of the Twilight films but their appeal to a large demographic of the audience is unde...
So it all finally comes to an end. I've never been an admirer of the Twilight films but their appeal to a large demographic of the audience is undeniable. Over the years while many have sneered the movies and books, others (in large numbers) have hailed it as a masterpiece and the phenomena for a generation of teens and â€œtweensâ€. However thankfully it's come to an end finally, until it's remade a few years down the line.
Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) young daughter is regarded as a threat by the Vampire governing council called the Volturi lead by Aro (Michael Sheen). The Cullens try and protect the newest addition to their family and enlist the help of other vampire tribes from around the world. The werewolves also offer their assistance, all leading up to an explosive climax that thankfully doesn't disappoint.
Honestly the only highlight for me was the climactic battle and with a no-holds-barred attitude along with a nice twist in the end, it was worth the wait. I haven't read the books so there is no way I can compare the two, fortunately or unfortunately.
The acting uniformly remains the same as the earlier movies and even a good actor like Michael Sheen resorts to hamming it up. The cinematography is good, I'll give it that.
I guess â€œTwi-hardsâ€ will love it and the rest should maybe hop in just for the climactic battle.
Nov 25, 2012Rony D'costa2.0Breaking Dawn 2 belongs to the “so bad that it’s good” category for me. I’ve not had such unintentional fun at the movies recently. Thanks for the entertainment Ambassadors of Constipation. Now you can shit in peace.
Even though I am not a Twilight fan I ended up watching all the movies in the series. The takeaway for me was the cinematography and the music. Bu...
Even though I am not a Twilight fan I ended up watching all the movies in the series. The takeaway for me was the cinematography and the music. But when I saw breaking dawn part 2 amongst a hall filled with I assume hardcore twilight fans laughing at the most unexpected places I figured that the series has become a parody of its own.
Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are happily married. Bella has become a vampire too and they have a daughter called Renesmee (I am sure fans of the series have already started naming their daughters Renesmee). Jacob (Taylor Jacob) is still hovering around in their lives. And, they still walk around with that constipated look on their faces. Bella gets to have some fun in this part; Jacob bares his upper body once again and has an outrageously funny 'Lamhe' like track for himself. Twilight's unintentional tribute to Yash Chopra's most underrated film.
This film will go down in history as one with the most hilarious climax to a film or series. I have never seen the audience laugh so loud, not even in a comedy film this year. Before the climactic battle that comes in the last 40 minutes of the film you have to live through the laboriously boring screenplay that at a point turns into an x men like film with vampires of special powers coming together.
Even though the series has come to end I have still not figured what about the film makes a person go ga ga over it. Popular culture has always thrown these kinds of surprises at us and it continues to do so. Either you fall in line and connect with it or land up amongst the minority discussing the why's and how's.
Word of mouth - Breaking Dawn 2 belongs to the â€œso bad that it's goodâ€ category for me. I've not had such unintentional fun at the movies recently. Thanks for the entertainment Ambassadors of Constipation. Now you can shit in peace.
Rating - ** (Below Average)
Ticket meter - Worth a theatre visit only if you get a fun audience like I did.
This is the last of the Twilight movies (hopefully) and I felt a bittersweet sense of closure when I saw this one. No more of Bella's one constant ...
This is the last of the Twilight movies (hopefully) and I felt a bittersweet sense of closure when I saw this one. No more of Bella's one constant 'sadu' expression, no more of Edwards reedy thin looks and pink lips, no more of vampires in red lenses theatrically standing around a couch as if on prime time Hindi soap opera.
This last one was slightly better than part 1 where Bella's delivery scene was enough to put anyone off child bearing forever. Being a vampire suits her and we can actually see her smiling for a change.
This last movie centers around Edward and Bella's daughter Renesmee who was born while Bella was still human. So the child is part vampire part human which makes her a potential dangerous threat to vampiredom. The Volturis decide she must be killed. Bella and gang rustle up vampires from around the world to prove that she is harmless. So you have the United Nations Council of Vampires assembling with ones from Ireland and Egypt and the Amazon forest. So then it all spins out and the child is proven harmless based on the fact that another such half child was harmless. (though how that is conclusive proof I don't know)
There is a great fight at the end with heads getting ripped off in abandon. But that's about it. This movie like all the other Twilight movies I have seen, holds more promise than it delivers. A skip unless you are a die hard Twilight fan.