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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.

Movie PG-13 2012 115 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 28 parent reviews

age 14+

Breaking Dawn Part 2 is an excellent movie!

This story features newlyweds Edward and Bella Cullen, who now have a daughter: Renesme Carlie Cullen. When the Volturi think that Renesme is an immortal child, everyone's life is in danger. We watched this movie for my 12th birthday, and our family really liked it. The acting was unbelievable, the plot was very original, and the ending was sweet. So.... Why was this movie PG-13? This movie has very heavy violence (We didn't see this part; my parents made me skip it, but it was pretty obvious.) As for romance, there is nothing that mature (Nothing compared to Breaking Dawn Part 1) No language, no drinking/drugs/smoking, not much consumerism (Edward's silver Volvo is the extent of it) If you have read the book, I highly recommend this movie.
age 14+

Twilight the best movie of all times

I love the movies all of them but there are some scenes that kids 14+ up should only watch really good series family watch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28 ):
Kids say (91 ):

Director Bill Condon has once again captured the essence of the final Twilight book, with a few twists thrown into the mix that intensify the story's thrills and chills. Ultimately, this is a tale of Bella and Edward's need to protect their daughter and family from the bloody threat of annihilation. It's exciting to meet a host of vampires beyond the Cullen crew and to see how easily Jacob settles into the role of Renesmee's protector instead of Bella's pouty lovestruck friend. Foy, who looks startlingly like her onscreen parents, does a good job of being so sweet and adorable that of course dozens of vampires would flock to defend her.

Sadly, some of the most charming supporting characters have little to do in the final Twilight, like the wolf pack and even the Cullen sisters Rosalie and Alice. But the addition of all the extra vampires, most notably Lee Pace as a Revolutionary War friend of Jasper's, Rami Malek as an Egyptian vampire, and Case LaBow as one of the Denali tribe, almost makes up for the lack of the Quileute tribe. Fans of the book will be startled by the changes to one particular sequence in the story, but if they stay patient, they'll find that, as in the novel, Bella and Edward get their perfect piece of forever after all. (Be sure to watch during the credits for the chance get one more look at all of your favorite characters from the entire saga.)

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