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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

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After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.



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The final Twilight Saga begins with Bella now a vampire learning to use her abilities. And happy to see her daughter, Renesmee is flourishing. But when someone sees Renesmee do something that makes them think that she was turned. This person goes to the Volturi, because it is a violation to turn a child. And the penalty is death for both who turned the child into a vampire and the child, cause they deem a turned child too dangerous. Alice gets a vision of the Volturi coming after them. So the Cullens try to convince them that Renesmee is not a threat. So they ask friends and family to come stand with them. But when someone who has it in for the Volturi shows up and tells them they should be ready for a fight. And they get ready. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The epic finale that will live forever

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sensuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La saga Crepúsculo: Amanecer - Parte 2  »

Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$141,067,634 (USA) (16 November 2012)


$292,298,923 (USA) (1 March 2013)

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Did You Know?


To protect Mackenzie Foy on the set, Bill Condon had set up a swear jar where any cast and crew members caught swearing or uttering profanities were fined on the spot. The amount collected from the jar was donated to St. Jude's Children Hospital. See more »


When Esme and Carlisle arrive with their last witness Alistair, Edward informs Carlisle that 18 vampires have arrived, right after this scene Bella says in her voice over: "We opened our home to eighteen vampires." This is not correct because after Alistair arrived it should have been 19. See more »


Jacob Black: Bell, come on. Dracula 1 and 2 are creepy!
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Every actor to appear in the Twilight Saga films is featured in the ending credits. See more »


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The Antidote
Written by St. Vincent (as Anne Erin Clark)
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Unbelievably Bad
26 November 2012 | by (Missouri, USA) – See all my reviews

I can't believe I sat through this entire movie. I can't believe Stephanie Meyer approves of it. I can't believe the acting is so dreadful. I can't believe some people actually think this is an all-right, let alone great, ending to the movie franchise. Admittedly, I am inclined to be negatively critical of movies that are not faithful to the original story or characters on which they are based - especially if I liked the original. I was mildly tolerant of the 4 movies leading up to this one because I felt the important parts of the story lines were there even though the actors didn't measure up to the characters that had formed in my mind from reading the books. This final movie, on the other hand, rushes through the story barely touching on some parts I feel are important, in order to include a culminating scene which is not part of the original story, and which itself has to be absurdly unbelievable to any fan of the book series. Two actors, Lautner and Sheen, do the best they can with the terrible dialoge they were given, but not one other character utters a believable syllable the entire time. I should have stayed home and re-read the book, and would heartily advise others to do the same.

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