MOVIE REVIEW: Last ‘Twilight’ annoys some, entertains more


By M. Scott Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

I’m glad the lead characters in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” are blood-thirsty, stone-cold killers. Otherwise, it might’ve gotten too mushy for me.

This is the final installment of “The Twilight Saga,” the story of Bella (Kristen Stewart) the human, Edward (Robert Pattinson) the vampire and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) the werewolf.

The love triangle was settled in the last movie, when Bella and Edward married. Bella’s humanity also was settled in the last movie, when she was turned into a vampire.

This movie opens a few days after her turn, which coincided with the birth of her child, Renesmee.

Bella learns to hunt for blood to feed her vampire nature, and she and Edward spend time doing what newlywed vampires with infinite energy and no need for sleep do. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, give me a call and I’ll be more explicit.)

But there’s trouble in their lovey-dovey paradise. Renesmee is half-human and half-vampire, and she’s growing up fast. Before long, she looks to be about 7 years old.

She’s mistaken for a vampire child, which is a bad thing in the vampire world. It seems vampire children tend to run amuck and wipe out whole villages.

Aro (Michael Sheen) and other keepers of vampire law descend on Edward, Bella and their family and friends. The stage is set for an epic battle on a frozen field.

I’m not in the target audience for “Twilight,” so I always go into one of these movies with low expectations, and I’ve enjoyed every one that I’ve seen.

I tend to get annoyed here and there, especially by the 10th time Stewart bites her lip, but who’s counting?

On the plus side, writer Stephanie Meyer created a compelling world, where vampires and werewolves live and fight among us. I’m a sucker for fantasy movies, and the cast and crew behind “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” know how to tell a good story.

I give the final installment of “The Twilight Saga” a B.

It’s showing at the Cinemark in Tupelo, as well as Malcos in Oxford, Corinth and Columbus, Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville and Movie Reel 4 in New Albany.

Look for movie reviews in Scene on Thursdays, and listen each Tuesday morning on Wizard 106.7 between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.

Kelli Karlson Wizard 106.7 She gives “The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” a B minus. ‘I was disappointed. It left me flat.’

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