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'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' - this 'Twilight' not bright enough

Just like the "Harry Potter" fans, Stephanie Meyers' "Twilight" book series has its own set of followers who would chew every bit of this film.

Like the earlier "Twilight" films, which are filled with too much 'dead time' and blank stares, this one starts out pretty much the same way but, luckily, picks up quickly.

"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is a perfect blend of sci-fi and romantic drama, involving vampires, werewolves and half humans.

This specific saga centres on a young couple - Bella (Kristen Stewart), who is now a vampire, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison) - and their daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), who is still half human.

Renesmee also has werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) for guardian angel.
Irina, owing to her hatred for Bella, informs the Volturi, the ruling vampire class, that Renesmee is an immortal child.

That is when the film gathers momentum. The Cullens gather the other vampire clans in order to protect the child from this false allegation and peril.

As many as 27 vampires from different clans, the Denali, Egyptian, Irish, Amazon and Romanian, to name a few, gather for the great showdown.

The battle of the vampires which has not been witnessed for centuries is awaited with anticipated glee.

This section drags as we meet and greet new characters with the 'you show me your powers, I'll show you mine' attitude.

Of the "Twilight" series, this one is good and the battle scene is the saving grace of the movie.

Scriptwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who usually sticks to Meyers' plots as if they were holy writ, pulls a clever switch with the climax.

Readers of the novel may not like this, but then, it works for the movie.
The chemistry between Kristen, Robert and Taylor Lautner is natural and real, making the film palpable.

But Michael Sheen as the vampire Chief, leading the Volturi, is refreshingly different; his over-acting is definitely praiseworthy and draws a few laughs as well.

The musical score is definitely a high note, capturing the tone and theme of the film well.

The entire battle scene when the vampires stand on different ends has an enchanting background score.

Unfortunately, Condon overdid the music bit when he layered it over the dialogues, making it difficult to hear the actors.

The cinematography, especially the aerial shots of the massive mountains and hilltops, as well as those of Bella and Edward's scenes, have really highlighted Condon's strengths.

He definitely steals a march over "Breaking Dawn - Part 1". Perhaps, it took him a while to get them right.

What makes this film look tacky is the weird jump-cuts or edits coupled with the poor quality special effects. The monstrous, digital wolves look bizarre.

"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is definitely the finest of "Twilight" series. But that's not saying much.

Watch it if you like to see good-looking vampires with no blood-churning moments.


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