Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn II

The Twilight Saga

As Volturis take their time coming, we get plenty of such picture-perfect moments. All of which involve everyone looking admiringly at Bella revelling in her new-found powers as a vampire. She spares a deer to kill a mountain lion, can control her "thirst" for human blood with ease, is very, very strong, and even has a special power of her own. When the "war" eventually comes to that, the delicate Bella proves as good at necking as chopping heads (the few moments the film does come alive).

In between all this, Bella and Edward do get their moments together. Don't expect an alteration in the conversation though -- changing nappies doesn't figure anywhere, nor thankfully what Renesmee feeds on (one tends to wonder). Don't expect a change in the background scenery either, despite all the books that line their shelves -- the doting Jacob (Lautner) is as always part of their home furniture, as happy to be leaned upon and overlooked.

When he calls Renesmee "Nessie", Bella turns screaming on him: "You gave her a nickname after the Loch Ness monster?" Not that Jacob has ever shown any respect for self or Scotland so far, but really, that should have sent him running.

One hilarious scene involves the Cullens training Bella to be "human-like" as her father comes visiting. It includes sitting slouched, "moving shoulders" to give the impression of breathing and sitting lips closed and legs crossed to control the "urge" to attack.

No wonder they do such a good job of being non-humans.

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