Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: November 15, 2012 Released by: Summit Films
Bella's new powers are not enough to breath life into the body of Part 2 of Breaking Dawn. The stretching out of the segment into two films places limitations on the flow and tempo of both films. Part 2 however redeems itself with a spectacular ending.
The build up to the climax moves slowly and feels like a soap opera. Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are reunited with Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) their child who is half vampire and half human. Bella on the other hand is now a full fledge powerful vampire.
The birth of Renesmee is against Volturi law. The sweet little girl has some super powers and she takes to werwolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) both when he is in human form and as a power wolf.
The settings for the location where Bella and Edward gather their friends from around the world is filled with beauty as they await a major snow storm and the confrontation with the deadly power full Volturi. Time is taken to clearly introduce the powers of the individual in the gathering clan. Ashley Green's Alice's ability to tell the future becomes important as the story moves forward.
With little happening other than the gathering we wait for the great challenge which Edward believes can be peaceful without a major bloody clash. The eventual battle is spectacular and will challenge the attachment fans have to the many characters on the so called good side.
Part 2 may be the best of the series but that is due greatly to the final battle and the concluding scenes in this last chapter.
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