“Breaking Dawn Part Two” starts where “Part One” left off – Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) opening her newborn vampire blood-red eyes.
The fifth and final film of the “Twilight” series, the mega-vampire legacy created by novelist Stephenie Meyer, spends almost all of its 115 minutes feeding the unquenchable thirst its fans have for all things "Twilight."
To give "Breaking Dawn Part Two" its due, it is the best of the bunch.
The movie has plenty of romance, which is what attracted many to the series in the first place. But also, the action in the final installment is completely over the top.
It warms up with arm wrestling and rock climbing, then goes in for the kill with a head-ripping, body-burning battle that pits the Cullen clan against the world-dominating Volturi bunch, fashionably led by Aro (Michael Sheen), with Jane (Dakota Fanning) delighted to handle the dirtiest dirty work.
“Breaking Dawn Part Two” doesn’t take itself so seriously. Throughout the movie are hilarious moments to surprise the viewers, and the newly created vampire, Bella, is responsible for most of it.
In this last installment, viewers finally get to meet the half-mortal child of Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy).
The new, happier family dynamics are a relief from the angst and Edward’s moodiness in previous installments.
The parents’ greatest worry is about Renesmee’s accelerated growth, Jacob’s (Taylor Lautner) relationship with her, and how much time they might have together.
But the most intriguing part is the epic ending. The twist will keep viewers on the edge of their seats, possibly even screaming at the screen and risking cardiac arrest.
Bella has always been the belle of this ball. In "Breaking Dawn Part Two," Stewart is even more luminous in holding the screen, breathing vibrant new life into her undead beauty queen.
Out of the series, this is Pattinson’s and Lautner’s best work yet.
The close of the series puts a wooden stake through the hearts of Twilight fans, but “Part Two” ends it on a good note.