Best Twilight movie yet: Breaking Dawn 2 review

So, the Twimoms and I got home from the movies and lunch just in time to get the kids from school.

Yeah, we’re old like that. 10:30 a.m. screening of Breaking Dawn Part 2 followed by Red Robin. (Yum!) And, of course, lots of discussion and analysis.

I gotta tell you, I’m not disappointed.

Bella is a beautiful vampire who somehow (now that she’s virtually living stone) has more emotion and life in her face than she ever did as a living teenager. Edward has developed into a doting father and devoted husband who recognizes his wife as an equal partner.

And the Volturi – well, let’s just say they finally get a taste of their own medicine.

Of course, there were some in the party, and in the theater judging by the hooting and cat-calls, who particularly enjoyed the scene where Jacob reveals his wolf nature to Charlie. First he strips to his undies, then he changes to werewolf. I dunno… I just keep thinking about my kids’ favorite move, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, which makes lusting after Taylor Lautner is just plain creepy.

However, watching Charlie nearly stroke out when this kid he’s known his whole life suddenly turns into a giant dog is pretty awesome. Everyone seems to have ramped up the caliber of their acting for the final installment.

I’m debating how much to tell you – because I’m sure this will be public soon – but there are two surprise endings, in my opinon.

To tell you the one would be to spoil the ending. Let’s just say the fight scene is… unexpected…

The second surprise is that everyone is credited at the end of this movie, all the way back to the very first Twilight film, all the main characters from all the movies are listed and shown at the end, from the high school kids, to the members of the wolf pack, and even Bella’s mom. It is a wonderful tribute to the actors who have been a part of the journey and it felt a little bit like a gift to us, the fans who have been along for the whole ride.

I am sure I’ll be seeing Breaking Dawn 2 in the theater again (can we go tonight, sweetie?). And it will be on my wish list when it is released on DVD!

I’ve been writing about Twilight for a while – mostly because I was blown away by the way so may of the scenes and characters could be adapted as illustrations of Biblical truths. Curious? Check out my book Glitter in the Sun: A Bible Study Searching for Truth in the Twilight Saga here.

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