Luke Thorne’s review published on Letterboxd:
Newly-wed Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is also newly-vamped in Bill Condon’s final instalment in the teen fantasy-thriller franchise. Also starring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lauther.
Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the last entry in the Twilght series and the franchise has ended on an unsatisfactory one.
The story concerns Bella (Kristen Stewart) who wakes up – as a vampire – from her dangerous labour, and her newborn daughter, Renesmee, verifies to be very singular indeed. While Bella regulates to her fresh state of being, Renesmee knowledges faster growth.
When the Volturi find out of the baby's life, they announce her to be an outrage and sentence the Cullens to perish. Bella, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and the remainder of the fraternity aim to get support from associates around the globe to shield their family.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner all give okay performances reprising their respective roles as Bella, Edward and Jacob, the three who, just like in other entries, don’t know what to do with themselves on occasions, which make it irritating for the viewer and it isn’t the only problems the movie has.
The direction from Condon is okay but it should have been better, such as showing more facial expressions to a stronger effect, while also having more of a tense atmosphere happening as well – this doesn’t occur much.
The script is written to an alright standard by Melissa Rosenberg as it is weak in places and there are scenes that did not need to be in the final edit, so the duration didn’t need to be as long as it was and the pace is slow.
The movie won 7 Golden Raspberry awards: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart, also for Snow White and the Huntsman), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Screen Ensemble (the entire cast), Worst Screen Couple (Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner) and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Most of these were deserved, but Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is, for me, not the worst film from this year.
Elsewhere, the film also got nominated for Worst Actor (Robert Pattinson), Worst Supporting Actress (Ashley Greene), Worst Screenplay (Melissa Rosenberg) and Worst Screen Couple (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart).
Overall, it isn’t the worst film from this year, but Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a disappointing end to the franchise, due to the okay performances, direction, weak script, slow pace, long duration and lack of tension and character determination.