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

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After the birth of Renesmee/Nessie, 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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Bill Condon

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Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson ... Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner ... Jacob Black
Peter Facinelli ... Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser ... Esme Cullen
Ashley Greene ... Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone ... Jasper Hale
Kellan Lutz ... Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed ... Rosalie Hale
Billy Burke ... Charlie Swan
Chaske Spencer ... Sam Uley
Mackenzie Foy ... Renesmee
Maggie Grace ... Irina
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Caius
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Marcus
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La saga Crepúsculo: Amanecer - Parte 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$141,067,634, 18 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$292,298,923, 3 March 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$832,660,037, 5 April 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Bella Cullen: What was that?
Edward Cullen: She showed you the first memory she has of you.
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Revenge of the Department-Store Manikins
29 November 2012 | by RichardSRussell-1See all my reviews

This movie cost a reported $120,000,000. In only 2 weeks, it's already doubled that take at the box office, but what I'd like to know is where all that money went. Not on sets or locations, since it's mainly set in the woods. Elegant costumes, to be sure, but you're not gonna blow 9 digits' worth of bucks on epaulets. The effects are sparse and nothing special. Fersher not on the writing (execrable screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg).

So it has to have been on the actors. And boy, did they ever NOT get their money's worth. The entire film consists of people standing around like statues, reading dialog to each other, with an occasional flicker of attempted facial expression. Really, this is not an exaggeration. 80% of the film is literally people just standing there like an array of department-store manikins, spouting inane, vapid dialog.

The entire premise of the film is based on the idea that the Volturi, self-appointed overlords of the vampire world, will not tolerate a human child being turned into a vampire (with some justification, based on terrible experiences in the past, when the tykes had tantrums and couldn't control their appetites). And now the Volturi mistakenly believe that Bella and Edward's new child, the regrettably named Renesmee, is one such, and they're coming to wreak vengeance on her and the entire Cullen clan — having politely given several weeks advance notice. All of this could have been cleared up with a little home video, or perhaps a Skype call. Ditto for the Cullens' attempts to round up witnesses to little Nessie's amazing growth spurt (newborn to an apparent age 6 in a couple of weeks). Could they just ring up their friends on their cell phones or e-mail them? Nooooooo, gotta travel twice around the world to ask them in person. And then they all show up in the Pacific northwoods, where they get to stand around like statues like everyone else. When there finally IS a flurry of action, the cameras move so rapidly and jerkily that you can't get any sense at all of who's doing what to whom.

This is a terrible movie, all posing and posturing and protestations of undying love less sincere than a Twinkies commercial.


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