Friday, December 7, 2012

Movie Review: Breaking Dawn Part 2

By Amira Komari, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

The last installment of the Twilight Saga reaped in a total of $340.5 million worldwide 8 days after its premiere. For those of you who haven’t been in the loop, the story (Twilight) revolves around a typical boy-girl relationship in high school. The plain Jane, Isabella, had a crush on Edward, the school heartthrob. The best part? He feels the same way too. The saga revolves around them and their families; when Isabella decides to commit to him, he confesses that he’s a vampire.

After parts two (New Moon) and three (Eclipse), which involved Edward and Bella’s separation and reunion respectively, they are finally married by the 4th installment (Breaking Dawn), which is split into two parts (confused yet?) with a baby girl named Renesmee.

I think the only reason why most of us bothered watching was because we wanted to point out the wrinkles and white hair that some of the vampire characters developed in the later installments. Just kidding. Because vampires never grow old.

Bella almost died in Breaking Dawn Part 1 after giving birth, but was saved in time by Edward’s venom. A vampire’s bite allows you to become a vampire. It left me feeling grumpy because it was a cliffhanger – the movie ended when the audience was on the edge of their seats, waiting for the moment when Bella transforms to a vampire!

In this movie (part 2 of Breaking Dawn), Edward and Bella struggled with becoming parents to a human-vampire child. Furthermore, they had to deal with the fact that the most powerful and controlling coven of vampires – the Volturi – wants to kill their hybrid child, whom they think is an abomination. Luckily, it all ended well.

Truthfully, I never was a big fan of Twilight. But watching the end of the saga in the theatre was actually enjoyable. Apart from the awkward kissing scenes and corny glittering moment that the vampires had under the sun, it was overall a pleasant two-hour movie.

Saying that I loved it all might sound a bit too much but the plot and suspense were there. The emotions conveyed by the actors were adequate and the movie nicely wrapped up the Twilight series. It felt like Stephenie Meyer was telling everyone, this is the end and I have no more to tell you. You leave the cinema feeling like you just had a productive day in school – with your questions addressed.

I remember when I wrote compositions in school. My teacher would tell me to avoid ending the composition with the main character waking up from a dream. I guess Stephenie Meyer wasn’t a very attentive student in English class.

You just have to watch it in theatres to understand.

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Amira Komari is a Year 2 student from Mass Media Management. An avid reader, she enjoys her own space and can spend hours in a coffee house with a good book. She thrives upon solitude and nature. She is also obsessed about ice cream and anything colorful, you can almost always find her at a nearby bookstore with her dip dyed Chuck Taylor shoes.

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