The End for Forever

The End for Forever

Elena Wasserman, Staff Writer

Another great series comes to an end; Breaking Dawn Part 2, the end of the coveted Twilight series left its audience emotionally drained but utterly happy. Stephenie Meyer’s book series was a hit from the get go, but nobody knew just how popular it would become. From Team Edward to Team Jacob, Twilight fans became obsessed with the story of a very ordinary girl, a vampire, a wolf, and the obstacles they were forced to face together.

Of course some things must be cut because the movie can only be so long, however the true ending that everyone has craved to see is presented perfectly in the cinematic adaptation. Fans were pleased to see favorite actor Billy Burke, who portrays Charlie Swan, steal every scene he was in. Team Edward or Jacob? There needs to be a Team Charlie.

No one knew what to expect from the film, but regardless from the beginning credits to the final scene of the movie, the audience was on the edge of their seats, laughing, crying, even a little bit of both, to what was shown before them. You think you know the story like the back of your hand, but director Bill Condon doesn’t fail to sneak in little surprises here and there.

Used to Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) hiding behind either Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) or Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), the audience gets a pleasant surprise when they finally get to see Bella pull some of her own weight in the last hoorah of Twilight.  From challenging Emmett Cullen (Kellan Lutz) in an arm wrestling match to discovering a power of her own, Bella is the star of the show along with her beautiful daughter, Renesmee Cullen, played by Mackenzie Foy. Like in the books, Renesmee has everyone in the palm of her hands by just a glance, including the audience.

Walking into the movie I was expecting what I always saw, a nice interpretation of the books with a couple twists and a few showings of abs to keep viewers interested, however this movie takes it a couple steps further, no, many steps further. Not only does it use the book’s very details to engross the audience in the story they all know and love, but it also incorporates new elements that leave the audience riding an emotional rollercoaster. So should you see it? Yes, no question about it. But a word of advice, expect the unexpected.