I went into Breaking Dawn: Part Two not sure what to expect from this film. The book had been my favourite book and I was happy to see the book be turned into two films considering the book seems like two different books. I also wasn’t sure if I would like the much talked about change they made from the book in the movie. I waited to see the film until Thanksgiving Day because I didn’t want to face the crowded wrath of teenage girls and their sexually suppressed mothers and other middle-aged women.
As far as the opening sequence of the movies, I always love to see how they open the movies, talking about the title and what the sun or moon is doing in the sequence. I though the whole opening sequence was very artsy and probably the best of any of the movies. It sort of reminded me of True Blood‘s opening sequence. Anyway, felt like the movie ran well and didn’t leave any boring spots. The movie ran fast enough that the waiting for the epic battle at the end I knew was coming didn’t seem to take that long. The movie is the shortest of the four movies with a 116 minutes runtime. We go through Bella’s aggression towards Jake, her ability to not want to rip mortals faces off, Renesme growth and uniqueness, and the Volturi decision to come to the Cullen’s and end them, and the collection of witnesses of Renesme’s growth. This leads up to the battle between the Volturi and the Cullen’s and their gang(the other vamps and the werewolves).
The battle begins when Aro decides that even though the child, Renesme, is a half-child, she must still be destroyed and the fight begins. The fight is gruesome and some things start to happen that I didn’t remember in the book. Carlisle and Jasper Cullen are killed along with Seth and Lea. I was confused and shocked, but went ahead with it and accepted it, maybe for the movie they needed more casualties that didn’t happen in the book. Then right as Bella kills Aro we are taken back to where Aro is still holding Alice’s hand and is still reading her memories. The fight never happened, unlike in the book. Seeing what the future holds for himself and the rest of the Volturi, Aro tells the rest of the Volturi to leave and head back home.
I felt that the above change was okay. I did like in the book they get some what of a victory at defeating the Volturi during the fight scene. The rest of the movie ended well with the flashback of Edward and Bella through the movies from the first time they met until the very last minutes of her human life. I also liked the ending that showed Jake and Renesme on the back in the future with Edward and Bella meeting up with them.
Overall, I think this was the best movie out of the saga. I’m probably biased because I read the books and like this book the best. The books were overall better than the movies, but considering how far the movies have come since Twilight came out in 2008, this one was closer to the books and felt like an actual movie. Fan or hater, I say check this one out. Even if you wait until it comes out for streaming or DVD/Blu Ray, watch it.