Series ends with a Twihard approved finale, but not before a twist that had fans moaning
Twihards, don’t rip my head off for saying this, but I enjoyed your reaction to the final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn, Part II more than the actual movie, although it was a major improvement over the SNL spoof that was Breaking Dawn Part I.
Director Bill Condon and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg concocted a scary little plot twist to freak out Twihards during the final Cullen family feud with the icy Volturi. This twist turned the theater into a talk-back-at-the-screen audience participation event the likes of which I hadn’t seen since viewing a center city Philadelphia screening of the original horror classic Halloween over thirty years ago.
The distressed fans were yelling at the screen at each disturbing moment, literally moaning as they saw their beloved characters overwhelmed by the bad guys and in turn cheering when vengeance was earned.
Twihards, I salute you for your passion; as a lifelong film fanatic it is a passion I have been lucky enough to channel into the workplace as a film critic for the past 37 years.
Now back to the “job” part. Breaking Dawn Part II stretches the credibility of the Twilight universe with an ambience of designed absurdity on top of the obviously planned laughs. There is plenty of fun to be had in the final chapter, a necessary change since the whole intense Bella, Edward and Jacob romantic triangle has been long settled.
Seeing Bella (Kristen Stewart) enjoying her vampire gifts under the amused, watchful eye of Edward (Robert Pattinson) and exploring her power, while learning to control her thirst for blood, makes for an enjoyable opening portion of the film
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In looking back over my reviews of previous movies in the Twilight series, a pattern emerged. I liked the first film, Twilight. but was disappointed by the bland sequel New Moon. Eclipse was next and was my favorite film of the series, bringing tons of action as well as emotional depth to the story.
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Well 12-12-12 passed and we are still here. Of course some doomsday experts insist that those kooky Mayans predicted the end for Dec. 21, 2012, so we have a few more days anxious days ahead. Therefore, in celebration of the end, here is a list of enjoyable end-of-the-world movies.
The Verdict is in . . .
Stairways to History
The Ol’ Runaround
Flying By the Seat of His Pants
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