All parties involved say that this will be the last rendition of the popular movie series, this being the fifth offering in the movie series created from the novels of author Stephanie Meyer. Somehow though, I think not.
The film opens just the way the last installment closed, with Bella (Kirsten Stewart) awaking from the vampire bite she received from Edward (Robert Pattison) in an attempt to save her from dying while giving birth to the couples half mortal/half vampire child, Renesmee (played later in the movie by Mackenzie Foy.
Now when news of the birth of a half breed vampire reaches the Volturi, the Cullen family’s mortal enemy, the game is on.
Along the way there will be battles, as the Volturi try to eliminate Renesmee, the immortal wonder child, even though she isn’t immortal just yet. Kirsten Stewarts “Bella,” discovers her new found Vampire powers, and the cinematography is superb, all the while the rest of the Cullen family tries to separate her from the baby Renesmee, this being a feeding issue.
As the movie progresses, the Volturi ramp up their attempt to kill Renesmee, and Jacobs Vampire Testosterone takes hold of him, so much so that he imprints on Renesmee, assuring that they will be together in eternity, her just one vampire bite away from being immortal, just like her mother, Bella.
Now as far as this being the last installment in the Twilight Saga series, I just can’t see that happening, especially with Jacob imprinting on Renesmee. It will take 2 installments more just to get them together and in love, and don’t bet on a second love interest, this time from the Volturi clan, as a way to eliminate Renesmee, and to generate plot lines for a 8th or 9th installment in the series.
The subject of Vampires has legs, as they say in Hollywood, and any Producer worth his salt will milk it until the well runs dry. Teenage girls and boys will flock to these movies in droves, as they already have, and ticket sales equal profits, so don’t expect this to be the Swan Song of the breaking dawn series, just a new angle, a rebirth of sorts, and a segue to the next chapter.
The breaking Dawn movies as a whole have been limited in their overall ratings for content and acting ability of the cast, this chapter in the Breaking Dawn series is definitely the best for production value, cinematography, story line and acting. The actors have grown into their respective parts, and as actors as well, with Kirsten Stewart becoming quite good, in fact. Watch for her to be offered a major lead role soon.
And pay attention all the way through the movie, there is a surprise ending you won’t want to miss!
Article by Jim Donahue