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

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  16 November 2012 (USA)
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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

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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?


The end credits are for the entire series, not just this installment. See more »


When Alice kicks Aro, he can be seen flying far back behind everyone, but in the next shot he lands right back with the Voltori. See more »


Bella Cullen: What was that?
Edward Cullen: She showed you the first memory she has of you.
Bella Cullen: Showed me how?
Edward Cullen: How do I hear thoughts? How does Alice see the future? She's gifted.
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Crazy Credits

Every actor to appear in the Twilight Saga films is featured in the ending credits. See more »


Featured in Half in the Bag: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) See more »


Composed by Howard Shore
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A so/so movie with an incredible ending!!!
18 November 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I gave it 4 stars only because I'm rounding up from the 3.5 it probably deserves. The first hour and a quarter the movie was cheesy and with horrible lines ("you nicknamed my daughter after the loch Ness monster?) but in my opinion the acting was at least better than the rest. The CGI of the baby and little girl was so horrible I was actually embarrassed for the actors in the scenes who couldn't have known during shooting how silly they would look interacting with it. It was simply awful.

Now, what saves the movie is the last 20 minutes. I thought it was an incredible twist only truly able to be appreciated by readers of the books. I bet it made Stephanie Meyer wish she wrote it that way. It was fun to experience the audiences astonishment as events unfolded... And to be honest, I wrestled with my own unexpected feelings as I watched it. In the end though, those last 20 minutes and the great performance (as usual) by Michael Sheen saved the movie from being a wasted night. In fact, the last 20 minutes alone ALMOST makes me want to see it again.

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