September 29, 2020

BY JOANNA DITTMER

It was the perfect end to an era. For Twihard fans Breaking Dawn Part 2 had the ending they were hoping for. Bill Condon, the Oscarwinning director and director of parts one and two of the final instalment of the saga, did the Twilight series justice. In the second part of Breaking Dawn, Bella, portrayed by Kristin Stewart, is finally a newborn vampire. She is stronger than ever, a lot less fragile and more coordinated than she has been at any point in her life. She is expecting to live forever next to her new husband Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, and their newborn daughter, Renesmee, played by Mackenzie Foy; but forever didn’t last as long as she’d hoped. The Volturi, the corrupt vampire government, has been informed that the Cullens may have committed one of the most serious crimes possible – creating an immortal child. So, the Volturi gather their army and head off to kill the Cullens and anyone who knows of their crime. Luckily for the Cullens, they have Alice – a vampire with precognition. Knowing there will be a fight is no secret but the Cullens don’t want that. They begin looking for “witnesses”– people to defend the fact that Renesmee really is a growing child with blood running through her veins – in hope of avoiding a confrontation. The final instalment shows Bella’s transformation from a naïve teenager to a protective mother. Bella has grown immensely since the beginning of the saga, and many viewers are saying that this is the best acting Stewart has done in the whole series. It also allows viewers to see Pattinson portray Edward in a new light, as a father. Whenever Renesmee enters the room, Edward’s eyes light up and a smile spreads across his face. For Twihards, this is a new side of Edward. The movie stays true to the book, which was written by Stephanie Meyer, apart from a surprise twist near the end, which adds a lot more action and left diehard Twihards in shock. This series will go down in history as one of the biggest grossing sagas of all time. To date, it has earned $2.8 billion.