One last bite of vampire fever: The story of Bella and Edward speaks of love, friendship and loyalty bringing the Twilight series to a close
16:29 GMT, 13 November 2012
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
I got Vampire fever. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen finally got to me in the dark of the Odeon Leicester Square.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 the final instalment of the phenomenon that is The Twilight Saga, based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, opens here November 16 following the London premiere on Wednesday.
As I made my way across Leicester Square to the Odeon I saw the Occupy-style Twilight fans camping in sleeping bags waiting for Wednesday’s gala where they’ll see the lovebirds Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who play Bella and Edward, back together again after Kristen went off in search of other flesh to sink her teeth into. Whether they’re reunited for real or for reel in terms of a movie campaign I don’t know.
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They certainly get right into it in the first few minutes of Breaking Dawn .
He says:’I love you’.
She says:’I love you.
He susses out the look of lust in her eyes and suggests that she gets her thirst under control.
For those of you who have been on a trip to a far distant galaxy you should know that in Breaking Dawn Part 1 Bella and Edward, human and Vampire, got it together and made a baby while Bella was still human. Bella had the baby but was close to death so Edward did what any nice young man with fangs would do and gave her a love bite and converted her, making her, in Twilight jargon, a newborn.
Oh so strong: After turning into a vampire Bella has a fantastic power. You dont mess with her. Shes awesome
This transformation endows Bella with fantastic power. You don’t mess with her. She’s awesome.
There you have it.
Once Bella got turned the movie went up a notch. No more simpering, whiney teenager. Bella became a woman and a mother.
I can’t deny that I didn’t care very much for the four other movies. For the most part they were poorly made and badly acted. Also, all that girl falls in love with a soppy vampire then a second suitor turns up who turns into a werewolf got on my nerves.
But somehow the final film has stuff to say about love, friendship and loyalty that works.
Friends forever: The final film has themes of loyalty, love and friendship
Kristen rises to the challenger and delivers a good performance as a mamma you don’t want to mess with. I’ve gotten used to Pattinson and Taylor Lautner (as Jacob Black the,uh, werewolf) not being in the class of great screen actors .
They pass muster here and I liked that Jacob is so noble in his defence of his friends. He will do anything to ensure the safety of Renesmee the half mortal half immortal child Bella has given birth to.
The Vampires and the Werewolves will be friends has an almost Oklahoma! ring about it, though I know most of the Twilight fans are too young to know the musical Oklahoma! and that I refer to the song The Farmer and the Cowman.
Anyway, it’s good that they all get along but you know some sonuvab**** is going to spoil all that happy families stuff for them.
The Volturi, the sort of Vampire leadership who must be obeyed, believe Renesmee is a danger to them and they’re cruising for a bruising with Cullen,his kin and friends.
Coming to town: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson looked happy together at the LA premiere of the film on Monday. They will be at the London premiere on Wednesday
Various surrogates of Bella and Edward go off in search of evidence that will,they hope, prove Renesmee, who keeps growing at a rapid rate, will be no threat to the Volturi.
The last half of this movie had me on the edge of my seat. It was very exciting. I can’t give any of the details away I’m afraid as it will spoil it .
Breaking Dawn Part 2 will open to mega global business and I suspect fans who have already been well and truly bitten will go back and see it again and again.
Recently I watched the early Twilight films again just to confirm my initial view that they’re not up to much.But Breaking Dawn Part2 makes me want to watch them all over again. I can’t believe I enjoyed such utter silliness .But,as I said, I got vampire fever .Please call a doctor. Quick!
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is out in cinemas from November 16.