The Grade Book: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2

Plot: The Volturi seek to destroy Bella and Edward’s child when they come to believe the child may be immortal, which forces the two lovers to seek help from other vampires.

Director: Bill Condon.

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg.

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Michael Sheen, and Dakota Fanning.

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Action.

Running Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes.

MPAA Rating: PG-13.

 

WE LIVE FILM GRADE AVERAGE: C+

AMOUNT OF REVIEWS IN GRADE BOOK: 11

SUMMARY OF THOUGHTS: This final Twilight entry still contains many of the flaws that plagued the previous films, but it delivers what the fans want and features one incredible fight scene.

 

  • Hannah Everman:

Grade: B-

This was by far the best film out of The Twilight Saga. The acting was still sub-par and the special effects were still of questionable quality, but the film held a special significance. It showed the end of a journey. The resolution in the film was very satisfying, and the final fight scene was the best out of the entire saga. Also, the soundtrack was phenomenal. Definitely a “must-see ” for any Twilight fans.

  • Ryan Fecskovics:

Grade: D-

Not a strong finish. Sloppy, terrible writing, and acting so wooden it belongs in a shop class. It did not even focus on things that could have impacted the story in a better way. Utter disappointment…

  • Chad Gleason (MovieManCHAD):

 

Grade: C+

I think they finally made a Twilight movie worth watching. I forgot to add one item to my video review: what is up with that awful CGI Baby!!!???

  • Leah Hather (Bright Eyes Long Lashes):

Grade: C-

Breaking Dawn — Part 2 started off with great promise. Lee Pace as a vampire was enough for this girl to get excited. But the ridiculous ending and terrible effects was enough to bring this film down. Though, the end credits was a beautiful send off of the franchise that fans will most likely appreciate.

  • Daniel Hollis:

Grade: A-

A stunning conclusion to the controversial series. Though haters of the series won’t find much to suck them into the ending to this tale, fans will be given the rightful ending they deserve with added twists and turns. Emotional, exciting, and sweet.

  • Steven Hunt:

Grade: D+

I don’t try to hate these movies, I really don’t. I just think all of them are genuinely bad. This movie is no exception. You get the same terrible acting, horrific script, and poor CGI. I will admit, the final fight scene in the movie is very well done and is very fun to watch. However, the twist that follows ruins it and creates just another reason for me to hate it. At this point, I’m just thankful that these movies are over.

  • Zachary S. Marsh:

Grade: B

The movie starts off a bit poorly, and a lot of things are laughable (especially the CGI effects). However, the film is still entertaining throughout, and the final third of the movie is action-packed, shocking as hell, and bittersweet in a way. If you’re a Twi-hard, you’re going to love this film. If you’re anyone else, there’s still much to enjoy this time around.

  • Scott Menzel:

Grade: B

In the final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2, the franchise comes together by creating the best film to date. Bella, Edward, and Jacob finally come out of their shells and act but also give an emotional performance. This final chapter also has the best story of all the entries and leads up to one epic scene that many will be talking about for days after seeing this film. Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is definitely the best film of the series and delivers on what it promises to the fans. It is an epic conclusion even for those of us who aren’t hardcore Twi-hards.

  • Alex Perez:

Grade: B

Yeah, get out your shotguns, I don’t care. While it certainly retains some of the flaws that made the previous films so crappy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is completely different from any of the previous films, and due to that, it wasn’t nearly as bad.

  • Austin Putnam:

Grade: D-

The Twilight films have always been atrocious teenage drama/fantasy films and Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is no different than the others. Even though there is a pretty decent fight scene near the end it doesn’t overshadow the fact that there’s awful dialogue, awful acting, awful special effects, and overall just an awful film franchise altogether. People who have waited for this day to come will be happy to know that Twilight has finally run its course and is finally over.

  • Daniel Rester:

Grade: C+

The first half of Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is just more of the same, but the second half is actually quite entertaining — with an intense climax (which is then ruined by a bait-and-switch twist). The acting, writing, and CGI are all still mediocre at best, but at least this installment comes with some good supporting actors (Lee Pace comes off best) and a sense of excitement. Nothing marvelous, but on par with Eclipse in being a notch above the rest. P.S. Michael Sheen’s laugh in the film is creepy/funny as hell.


 

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