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Twilight Saga comes to a close

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012 15:11

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Summit Entertainment

“Team Edward,” “Team Jacob,” and “Choose me, Edward” shirts could be seen all throughout the Malco Movie Theater on Nov. 15 as Twilight fans gathered in the lobby several hours before the 10 o’clock premiere of the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two.”

With her heart stopping and her red-colored eyes popping open at the end of the first part of “Breaking Dawn,” part two begins with the newborn vampire Isabella Swan (Kristen Stewart) still lying on the white sheeted hospital bed with her newly colored eyes staring the crowd down.

Staying mostly true to the book throughout at least the first hour or so, the movie starts off pretty slow with two really interesting parts occurring in that hour: a fight between Bella and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and a strength competition between Bella and Emmett (Kellan Lutz). Of course, there is also the hot and steamy scene with Edward and Bella exploring their new bedroom in their cottage-style home.

The pace of the movie finally quickens after the Volturi are informed that Bella and Edward created an apparent immortal-child, which is not the actual case as fans know.

With the Volturi now coming to Washington to “take care” of the Cullen clan, the Cullens set out to find as many witnesses as they can to help show that Renesmee, Bella and Edward’s daughter, is in fact half-vampire, half-human. The Cullens gather 18 vampires to argue in Renesmee’s defense.

Fans of Jacob don’t really get to see much of him while he is in his human form in the final Twilight movie. He is seen once or twice without his shirt on, but most of the film he is in wolf form or not even seen. Fans of Edward, however, can see his glorious self in almost every scene of the movie, which isn’t a big shocker since the movie is focused around his daughter.

The movie takes a huge turn away from the book towards the last 30 minutes or so of the movie. During a fight scene between the Volturi and the Cullens, with their 18 vampire friends, gasps and quieted screams could be heard throughout the crowd. A shocking twist to the end of the movie was just what the crowd needed to get their blood and adrenaline pumping.

As the final movie in the Twilight series came to an end, a nice calming credit mini-film introduced every character throughout the entire series. This created a kind of realization the Twilight series was officially over.

“Breaking Dawn Part Two” brought in about $340.9 million worldwide on its opening weekend. “Part Two” brought in over $2.5 million this past weekend. The Twilight series has brought in over $2.9 billion since the release of the first Twilight movie in 2008.


 

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