November 16, 2012
By: Molly Cox, Staff Writer
Movie Review: "Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
I have never felt as many emotions in my life as I did sitting down to watch the "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" movie.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart lead the final battle in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Photo credit - Summit Entertainment
There was excitement yes, but also embarrassment (for all the poor single girls who screamed when it started), irritation, happiness, sadness and a little bit of nausea, cause if you eat that much popcorn so fast you get a little sick.
Stephanie Meyer did an amazing job whenever she decided to write the Twilight Saga books. I appreciate the work she did, but I also appreciate Bill Condon, the director of "Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and 2". It is extremely hard to include everything that happens in books when you make it into a movie. I still can't talk about how disappointing it was to not find out in the Harry Potter movies that Neville Longbottom could have been the chosen one, but Mr. Condon has outdone himself for his second Meyer inspired film.
Now, if you haven't read the book ... STOP ... either run down to Barnes & Noble or click over to Cliff Notes and read up.Okay, now that you've gotten that out of the way, we can discuss this movie.
I have a hard time talking about movies and such because I usually love every movie I see, and it's true again.The special effects were a little iffy in some of the parts of the movie, but really who can grab a mountain lion or whatever it was. The acting was a lot better than I was expecting, though! As with many Kristen Stewart productions it's usually a hit or miss, but she must have had access to a lot of coffee on set. Thankfully, they did keep several of the key elements of the book, and no I won't tell you exactly what because that will ruin the surprise. Just know that it was by far the best "Twilight" film of the five films that have been done. This series definitely went out with a bang and, as sad as I am to see it go, I'm sure my boyfriend will be ecstatic to not have to endure another vampire movie.