Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg's hokey dialogue remains ludicrous, as Edward caresses his newly transitioned, now full-fledged vampire wife, murmuring, 'We're the same temperature,' adding, 'You're a lot stronger now; it's your turn not to break me.'

Bookmark and Share


Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
(Summit Entertainment)

Proclaiming this final segment as the best of the "Twilight" saga is damning with faint praise.

Birthed in Stephanie Meyer's young-adult fiction, the tormented duo - brooding, chivalrous Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and awkward, uncertain Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who have courted on-and-off-screen celebrity love - are now parents of a half-vampire/half-human daughter.

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg's hokey dialogue remains ludicrous, as Edward caresses his newly transitioned, now full-fledged vampire wife, murmuring, "We're the same temperature," adding, "You're a lot stronger now; it's your turn not to break me."

Their daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) is healthy and growing fast, accompanied constantly by the protective werewolf, rugged Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), who imprinted on her at birth, claiming the infant as his soul mate, and has nicknamed her Nessie.

'Nessi?' Bella says indignantly. "You nicknamed my daughter after the Loch Ness monster?"

Prickly pleasantries aside, there's trouble ahead for the Cullen clan (Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone) as the contemptuous Volturi (Maggie Grace, Dakota Fanning, Cameron Bright, Jamie Campbell Bower, Christopher Heyerdahl), led by devious Aro (Martin Sheen), travel from Italy to the snowy Pacific Northwest to examine the half-immortal child and decide if a punishable crime of miscegenation has been committed. To bolster their ranks, the Cullens recruit undead comrades from around the world, including a revenge-seeking Transylvanian duo (Guri Weinberg, Noel Fisher) and an outspoken bohemian (Lee Pace).

Director Bill Condon, who shot this concurrently with "Part 1" in 2010-2011, steeps the audience in outrageously campy, CG vampirism, literally and figuratively. Supernaturally formidable, butt-kicking Bella gets bloodthirsty, while her police chief dad, Charlie (Billy Burke), and his Native American wife are the only humans left. And expect some stunningly effective, climactic surprises to be dished out during the ferocious showdown fantasy.

On the Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" spawns a syrupy, suspenseful, surreal 6. Since the four previous films have grossed over $1 billion domestically and more than $2.5 billion worldwide, fangs for the memories.

By Susan Granger, © 2012.



Latest Additions to AZR

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - SPACE FARING FUN

Marvel expands its cinematic clout to encompass another colorful franchise, encompassing a rag-tag team of intergalactic adventurers. Headed by Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star Lord (Chris Pratt), the quintet includes the green-skinned warrior Gamora (Zoe Saldana), vengeance-seeking Drax the Destroyer (WWW ...

REVIEW, LUCY

At the movie's conclusion, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) states: "We've had life for a billion years. Now we know what to do with it." What does she think we should do with our lives? Presumably we should be able to stare at a gun and watch the bullets fall out harmlessly to the ground; look at a bun ...

REVIEW - A MOST WANTED MAN

A Most Wanted ManWhat is it like to be a spy? Some cynics say that it's a game indulged by its proponents; that our spies know their spies and vice versa, and the groups, however hostile their countries to each other, simply exchange information freely, thereby keeping their jobs. Others, less cyn ...

WITCHING & BITCHING (LAS BRUJAS DE ZUGARRAMURDI)

Witching and BitchingWhen Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible," he presented us with a crackerjack story of actual events: the Salem Witch trials in which a relatively small number of people were burned at the stake, some after being outed by children. The play had no humor to speak of, it was deadly ...

22 JUMP STREET, SATISFYINGLY SILLY

Having conquered the box-office in their first mismatched buddies action-comedy, those bumbling undercover cops - brawny Jenko (Channing Tatum) and brainy Schmidt (Jonah Hill) - are back again. Only, this time, they've moved into the Vietnamese church across the street, along with Deputy Chief Hard ...


View Local News Sources From 33,000+ Neighborhoods Nationwide!



Eg : Movie Review, Arizona, Fishing, etc.
Search results for

In Our Current Issue


Arizona Reporter on Twitter Follow to Arizona Reporter on Facebook Subscribe to Arizona Reporter on Yahoo News Arizona Reporter RSS Feed Subscribe to Arizona Reporter via Kindle!
View Local News Sources


Arizona Newswire

Latest Reviews
By Harvey Critic

HARVEY KARTEN
Member NYFCO

Arizona

Latest Reviews
By Susan Granger

Member NYFCO

James Mapes
Quantum Leap Thinking

An Owner's Guide to the Mind