The Twilight saga ends at the break of dawn

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Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart) now in vampire form, along with Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) prepare to battle as the Volturi come after their daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). The final Twilight installment met expectations set by the previous films, and fans new and old alike will have a blast seeing it.

Charmaine Ye, Staff Writer

The end of Breaking Dawn Part 1 left Twi-hards in suspense with a quick shot of Bella Swan’s new blood-red vampire eyes.  This cliff-hanger caused great excitement for the fifth and final installment in The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2, and teens flocked to the theaters to see if Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristin Stewart) finally get their happily ever after.

The movie picks up right after Bella wakes from her transformation from human to vampire.  The tacky special effects used in the previous movies to show the special vampire abilities of super speed, strength, and, of course sparkle, are again utilized in this film to display Bella’s new abilities.

The movie goes on to show the long-awaited scene where we first meet her daughter, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy).  Again, the hilariously awful effects were used to show the infant as a creepy computer-generated face, but due to the super growth spurt, Renesmee’s role is quickly taken over by Foy, and viewers are saved from the horrifying image.

It seems as if all the loose ends are finally coming together until Renesmee becomes a problem.  The Volturi, the vampire police force, are afraid Renesmee might be a threat to their kind.  This brings about a full out vampire war of the Cullens against the Volturi and the movie’s main focus shifts to the Cullen family as they prepare for the epic battle.

We see familiar faces return, including the Denali Clan, the Cullen’s “cousins” in Breaking Dawn Part 1.  Also, new vampires from all over the world are scouted by the family to help stand against the Volturi.

The movie comes to revolve around this showdown and becomes an action-packed fight similar to the third movie in the saga, Eclipse.  Again, our favorite werewolves are fighting alongside the Cullens, except this time Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), a member of this supernatural love triangle, is there not to protect Bella, but to protect his new soul mate, Renesmee.

The plot of the movie closely follows Stephenie Meyer’s book, but with a surprising twist at the end, that enhances the movie without completely straying from the books.

The first movie in the series was a disappointment, with poor acting and production value, but the movies have significantly improved despite Stewart’s consistently subpar performances.  Though Stewart is often considered awkward, she does provide comic relief during intense scenes in the movie.

Overall, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is surprisingly a fantastic movie that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with action-packed fights and intense romantic scenes that will surely make it a favorite of many teenage girls.