Friday, November 30, 2012
Bella (Kristen Stewart) is a human in love with Edward (Robert Pattinson) a vampire and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is a wolf in love with Bella. As “Breaking Dawn” opens Bella, now a full vampire, has given birth to Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) who is half human and half vampire. The first 4 films dealt with a triangle between Bella, Edward and Jacob while this, the final film in the series, deals with Bella coming into her own as a vampire, and the threat against Edward’s group by an Italian based group who fear the child will expose their secrets to the human world. Oh yes it seems that the wolf Jacob has given up on Bella and has turned attention to Renesmee. Two things entered my mind at this point: is pediophlia a part of the “Twilight” world and would their child be a third human, a third vampire and a thirdwolf?
I have seen 2 of the 5 films--the first and the last one--and neither grabbed me or made me understand the whole “Twilight” fanaticism but obviously I am in the minority. This film is loaded with special effects and a lot of talk. It is not a spoiler to tell you that the vampires favorite method of killing someone is to tear their head off, set it on fire and then throw it on the body to burn them all up. There are all sorts of tricks like this with, it seems, most vampires having special powers, keeping the special effects department very busy!
Sorry but I find Kristen Stewart very bland as an actress and Robert Pattinson very pale and boring. Taylor Lautner has that smile and body that helped make Tom Cruise a big star and, hopefully, Lautner’s manager will steer him in the right direction now that he is finished with this series. The most impressive cast member to me was Kellan Lutz who, at least in this film, was underused. One thing I really liked--which use to be done in all the movies--was at the end when each of the actors were shown with their real name and the part they played.
Some people may go through withdrawal problems now that the Twilight films are over but I am not one of them. I must admit I laughed out loud at a scene straight out of the old “Dallas” series!