After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
The Diva's review of
Rated;running time of 1 hour and 55 minutes
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Mackenzie Foy, Michael Sheen, Dakota Fanning
Release Date: 11/16/2012
WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.
reaking Dawn, Part 2 begins a few days after Breaking Dawn left off. In order to save Bella’s life after giving birth, Edward changed her into a vampire. Bella awakens to new world. With her now heightened senses she can see the smallest of specks. Hear the tiniest of noises. She can runs with the wind and leap up the side of mountains. Her priority is to meet her new daughter, the STUPIDLY named Reneesme, but first she must quench her new found thirst for blood. She shocks Edward by showing restraint by not attacking a human. A feat that is almost unheard of when a “newborn” vampire is concerned. She also seems to have picked the power to shield herself and others from pain. But first, she must meet her baby girl.
What she doesn’t know that Jacob has imprinted on the baby. Imprinting is a phenomenon by which a werewolf chooses a life mate. As Jacob explains, he has no control over who he chooses and by fate, he chose the baby. Of course this is not an inappropriate relationship while she is a child, he will fiercely protect her and never leave her side until she is grown at which time they will be together as man and woman - or more accurately; Half Vampire/Half Human and Werewolf.
Bella is none too thrilled with Jacob’s protectiveness over Reneesme, but she IS thrilled with her new life as a Cullen and she absolutely adores her daughter who is growing up fast. Literally growing up fast, she is aging about 3 years every year. So at the end of 1 year she is about 4 years old. They marvel at what an amazing child she is and the powers she possess and as she grows, Jacob is always by her side, a Wolf is a fixture in the Vampire house. The Cullen’s are in awe of the baby as well. Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) and Esme (Elizabeth Reaser) study her and track her growth. While the others challenge her to reach her potential and Edward is content to watch his daughter read books and play the piano. All is right with the world. Until Alice has a vision…
As protective as they are of Reneesme, word of her existence has reached the Volturi. Turning a child is a crime. Children have no control over their urges and can take out a whole village. So it is a crime punishable by death to create one.
Edward and Carlisle realize that no matter what they tell Aro (Michael Sheen), the leader of the Volturi, he will believe what he wants to believe and its only a matter of time before he arrives to kill them all. They reach out to their family and assemble 18 vampires of varying ages and backgrounds, some with powers most without.
The plan is not to build an army to fight the Volturi, but rather allow them to get to know Reneesme and in turn vouch as witnesses that she is not an immortal child, but rather a child born naturally out of love. Wit Jacob’s pack at their side, they will attempt to convince Aro, but he is so unpredictable, will their plan work or will they have to fight to the death?
I’m not a Twihard. My best friend loves the series as does my youngest daughter. I support their love of the books and movies. My appreciate of Vampires is a little more sophisticated than what the Twilight series supplies. That said, each time I’ve gone to the movies to see one of the films it’s been an enjoyable experience and not just because I was ready to catch a case over Jacobs 16 year old chest. Is it wrong that I just fantasized about eating breakfast off that chest? LOL
Anyway, I can’t really add anything new in the way of criticism. I still believe that Kristen Stewart doesn’t have any really range as an actress. I’m still on team Jacob. I still wish they would invest money in better hair pices because those crazy blonde wigs are for the birds. I still wish the mythology for the twilight series was more sophisticated than it is. (And that CGI baby was creepy...)
I don’t need to tell fans to see this one. They are diehard fans that’s for sure. There are a few twists and shockers that made it worth the price of admission. (funny/punny, since I got in for free). Make sure you atch the main ending credits, I love the homage they paid to the characters and actors who played them.
Breaking Dawn part Two will most likely break a few hearts but it is a good close to the story.