Breaking Dawn Part 2

 

Star Rating: 4 stars
(for Star Rating key: https://madtimemama.wordpress.com/mama-and-papa-movie-reviews/)

 

 

Ok ya’ll.  I saw it.  That’s right.  The Twilight Saga is complete.  Dunzo.  If you are a Twilight fan, most likely you are going to leave the movie completely satisfied — yes, even with the TWIST ending (which for the sake of anyone who has not seen it, I WILL NOT be discussing specifically what happens in the TWIST ending… only because I know some of my closest pals have not seen it and I personally would have HATED if someone told me before I saw it the first time).

 

 

Here are a few short points of what I liked and didn’t like:

 

 

 

 

  • Michael Sheen COMPLETELY makes this movie for me.  He is awesome. So quirky and so evil. PERFECT for Aro.  He’s one of my favorite actors.  I loved him in the Underworld franchise and I love him in this.  My only complaint is that I wish we could have seen more of him throughout the last couple of films. He’s so cool.

 

 

 

 

  • The little girl who plays Renesmee is GORGEOUS.  Seriously.  She’s so beautiful.  She did a wonderful acting job.  Her name is Mackenzie Foy.

 

 

 

  • However, in my opinion, you could totally tell that they were using CGI on the baby version of Renesmee.

 

 

 

  • Sure, in the pic above it looks like a pretty little baby. At times though, the baby kind of looked like Chucky the doll.  Which maybe that’s the way the director intended… however, it didn’t have a “good creepy” kind of effect on me.   Eeesh. I have a deep hatred for Chucky.  Gave me nightmares for YEARS.  Made me never want to own a doll.

 

 

  • Kstew will obviously not win an Oscar for her role as Bella. However, this now being the finale, I can honestly say that she grew and got better with each film.  She looks good as a vampire and I don’t think she bit her lip the entire time. Proud of you Kstew.

 

 

 

  • Besides the creepy toddler, I was a little nervous going in that the “shield” Bella produces was going to suck… but I was really happy with the way they portrayed it.  Very much the way I envisioned it from the book. With all this said, I will say the twist will make you CRINGE and say “WHHHHHAAAATT!?!?!?” However,  don’t pass judgement and forge on through the film… it will be SO worth it in the end.  I actually like THIS ending better than the original in the book.  For me the book kinda petered out in the end.  This little twist idea, whoever thought it up, was a good idea.  That guy/girl needs a bonus.  Makes the movie end — the FRANCHISE end — PERFECTLY in my opinion.

 
Obviously if you don’t like the Twilight books/movies, you aren’t going to like this movie.  However, I truly feel if you enjoyed the books, you will be completely and utterly satisfied with the movie version.

 

 
Quote from Mama:  “It could have been the pregnancy hormones talking, but I totally got choked up in parts of this movie.”

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